The Binghamton Poetry Project
BINGHAMTON CENTER FOR WRITERS, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
The Binghamton Poetry Project is a literary outreach program of the Binghamton Center for Writers, one of the Centers for Excellence at Binghamton University - SUNY. The project educates youth and adults on how to write and read creatively. Our mission is to enhance art awareness and literacy in Broome County and to connect the University with Broome County citizens through poetry. We also provide leadership positions for Creative Writing PhD students and expand the efforts of the Binghamton Center for Writers. We are working to enhance the artistic and creative life of the community at large.
Free Workshops offered to Greater Binghamton-area residents
Workshops offered for Adults & for Children at the Broome County Public Library
Led by Binghamton University Creative Writing Instructors
FALL 2013 POETRY WORKSHOPS in BROOME COUNTY
BROOME COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY:
(185 Court Street, Binghamton NY 13901 www.bclibrary.info)
Children's Workshops on Thursdays at 4:45-5:45pm: October 17, 24, 31; Nov 7 and 14.
Adult Workshops on Thursdays at 5:45-6:45pm: October 17, 24, 31; November 7 and 14.
Oasis After School Program (The Boys & Girls Club of Broome County):
Teen Workshops on Fridays at 4:45 pm-5:45pm: October 11 and 18; November 1, 8, and 15.
(note: while all other sessions are open to Broome County residents at large, the program at the Boys & Girls Club are offered to Boys & Girls Club members.)
YWCA of Broome County:
YWCA Workshops on Tuesdays at 5:30pm-6:30pm: October 15, 22, 29; November 5 and 12.
Northern Broome County (Whitney Point):
Adult Workshops on Tuesdays at 6:45-7:45pm: October 15, 22, 29; November 5 and 12
Location: Mary Wilcox library on Main Street in Whitney Point
Final Reading Celebration November 22nd at 5:45pm at Binghamton University (S1 149).
During these workshops, participants will
- Read poems and discuss their form, theme, and content
- Discuss Poems Written During the Workshop
- Offer suggestions and comments on the work Learn about poetic techniques and kinds of poetry
- HAVE FUN with poetry writing!
Registration is required and FREE. For more information, or to register, please contact Information Services Department at the Broome County Library: 607-778-6451.
SUMMER 2013 POETRY WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS BROOME COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Suggested Ages 6-11, and 12-15
Workshops will be held at the Broome County Public Library (185 Court Street, Binghamton NY 13901 www.bclibrary.info) from 4:30 - 5:30 pm on the following Tuesdays:
July 9 ♦ July 16 ♦ July 23 ♦ July 30
During the workshops, we will:
- Read poetry, both published poetry and poems written by us in the workshop.
- Look at the themes of poems, their structure, and what makes a poem a poem.
- Share our work with one another, offering encouragement and feedback.
- HAVE FUN with language and writing!
Registration is required and FREE
For more information, or to register for these free workshops, please contact the Broome County Public Library Youth Services Department at 607-778-6456 or BCPLyouthservices@gmail.com.
The Binghamton Poetry Project is supported by the Binghamton Center for Writers, State University of New York; the Office of the Dean of Harpur College; the Broome County Arts Council - United Cultural Fund; and the Stephen David Ross University and Community Fund. Additionally, this program is made possible with public funds administered by the Chenango Arts Council, and is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.