Grants awarded to Binghamton Center for Writers

2013-04-08

BINGHAMTON, NY – The Binghamton Center for Writers, Creative Writing Program at Binghamton University has been awarded a total of $4500 in grants by two area arts organizations. This funding, along with support from the English Department and Office of the Dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, will help support the Binghamton Poetry Project 2013 with a series of community poetry workshops.

The Broome County Arts Council’s United Cultural Fund granted the program $1,500 and the Chenango Arts Council’s Broome, Chenango & Otsego Decentralization Program awarded the Center a total of $3,000. The money will be used to underwrite the Center’s 2013 Binghamton Poetry Project.

The Binghamton Poetry Project is a literary outreach program that aims to educate young people and adults on how to write and read more creatively. Its mission is to enhance art awareness and literacy, and to use poetry to make connections between the University and the Greater Binghamton community.

Free poetry workshops offered to Greater Binghamton-area residents in the spring of 2013: 

ADULT POETRY WORKSHOPS-BROOME COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY; 185 Court Street, Binghamton NY 13901; www.bclibrary.info. The class time: 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Class dates: April 9, and April 16. Instructors: Dante Di Stefano, PhD student, English Literature, Rhetoric & Composition, and Creative Writing and Nicole Santalucia, PhD candidate, English Literature, Rhetoric & Composition, and Creative Writing

SPRING 2013 ADULT & YOUNG ADULT POETRY WORKSHOPS-NORTHERN BROOME; Mary Wilcox Library, 2630 Main Street, Whitney Point 13862. The class times:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Class dates: April 8, and April 15. Instructor: Heather Dorn, PhD student, English Literature, Rhetoric & Composition, and Creative Writing

SPRING 2013 POETRY WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS-BROOME COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Suggested Ages 6-11, and 12-15); 185 Court Street, Binghamton NY 13901; www.bclibrary.info. The class time: 4:35 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The class dates: April 10 & April 17. Instructors:  Kate Sweeney, PhD student, English Literature, Rhetoric & Composition, and Creative Writing

For more information on programs in the future, visit http://www2.binghamton.edu/english/creative-writing/events.html.

Last Updated: 9/17/13