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Register Now for Bright Hill Winter/Spring Literary Workshops and Book Clubs for Kids

Written By Editor on 1/10/17 | 1/10/17

Bright Hill Press & Bright Hill Literary Center of the Catskills, located at 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY, announces its 24th annual Winter Literary Workshops for Kids Program and its Winter/Spring Bright Kids Book Clubmeetings.

The registration deadline for the workshops program is January 31; Bright Kids Book Club begins Saturday, January 14, from 12:30 - 1:30 pm. All programs take place at the Bright Hill Literary Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell, NY. All Bright Hill Literary Workshops for Kids include writing and visual arts. Children ages 6-14 are eligible. Students in grades 7-12 (ages 12-18) are eligible for the Winter Teen Intensive Workshop. Workshops are led by Bertha Rogers, Executive Director & Master Teaching Artist.  There is a fee, but Bright Hill also offers full and partial scholarships.

The Fighting Ground by Avi
For the first book of the winter, the Bright Kids Book Club will read The Fighting Ground by Avi; they will meet from 12:30 - 1:30 pm on January 14, 28, and February11.  For the second book, they will read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. The Book Club is free, and each participant receives a free copy of the book being read. Franklin residents Lorinda Morgan and Wendy Barckhaus lead the book club sessions, and refreshments are served.

The two workshops are:
1. Winter Literary Workshop for Kids: Ages 6 - 14 - Who Has Seen the Wind? It takes place for 5 CONSECUTIVE DAYS - February 20 - 24 - 9 am - 2:30 pm  (BOCES Winter Break). During the workshop, the kids will learn about the physics of wind: what causes wind, how it moves, how it changes. The kids will build wind chimes and kites and write legends and poems about the wind. On the final morning of the workshop, performer/musician Carl Welden and Poet Robert Milby of Rosendale will teach a mini-workshop on reading poems to the accompaniment of the theremin, the instrument invented by Leo Theremin. For the parents' program, the students will read their poems and riddles, accompanied by Carl on theremin. Snacks included, but bring your own lunch.

2.  Winter Teen Intensive Workshop:  Ages 13-18 - Wind Works; it takes place on two Saturdays, March 4 & 11 from 9 am - 2:30 pm - This workshop is also led by Rogers. During the workshop, the high-school students will study how wind works, will write stories about the wind and its effects, and build their own working wind turbines. On the last afternoon, they will present their writing and turbines in a program for parents and friends. This workshop is limited to 7 high-school students.  Snacks included, but bring your own lunch.  The second day ends with a mini-exhibit and program for parents and relatives and friends.

For registration forms and more information call 607-829-5055, write to BHC, 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY 13846, visit the organization's website, Bright Hill Press or e-mail Bright Hill at
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