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Word Thursdays at Bright Hill

Written By Editor on 8/1/22 | 8/1/22

Word Thursdays featuring Meg Kearney & Stacey Lawrence will broadcast live on Zoom and Facebook Live at 7 pm on Thursday, August 11, 2022.

To attend the event on August 11, please click this link just before 7 PM: 

Or visit Bright Hill's Facebook page at 7 PM to view the live stream.

Suggested donation is $3, and free to students.

Donations to Bright Hill are gratefully accepted via Paypal by visiting this link,, by check made out to Bright Hill Press Inc, and mailed to 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY 13846, or by credit card by personal appointment by emailing

Virtual "donation jar:"

Meg Kearney’s latest poetry collection, All Morning the Crows, was winner of the 2020 Washington Prize for poetry and spent seven months on SPD’s poetry bestseller list after its release in 2021. In addition, Meg is author of An Unkindness of Ravens and Home By Now, winner of the 2010 PEN New England LL Winship Award; it was also a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year. Other works include her heroic crown, The Ice Storm; three verse novels for teens; and her award-winning picture book, Trouper, illustrated by E.B. Lewis. Meg’s poetry has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s “A Writer’s Almanac” and Ted Kooser’s “American Life in Poetry” series, and included in the 2017 Best American Poetry anthology (Natasah Tretheway, guest editor). A five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, she lives in New Hampshire and directs the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program in Massachusetts. Visit
A young widow and cancer survivor, Stacey Z. Lawrence is a veteran public high school teacher of Poetry, Creative Writing & Drama. Her work can be seen in The Comstock Review, Eunoia Review, Flora Fiction, Broad River Review, Vita Brevis, Dream Noir and others. She was both long- and short-listed for the 2019 and 2021 Fish Prize in Poetry judged by Billy Collins. Stacey has a BA in Drama from William Paterson University, an MA in English and MAT in Speech & Theater from Montclair State University and was awarded a fellowship to the Robert Frost House in 2016. She was a coach and mentor for the national PoetryOutLoud competition and the NJ Governor's Awards. Stacey co-founded the drama company Stage Right Productions & was former director of the social action performance troupe Impact Theater. In 2012 she worked with playwright Naomi Patz to direct the debut of Karel Svenk’s devastating Holocaust parody, The Last Cyclist. She is the creator of student programs The Write Stuff and Write in the Wood & the former lead singer of the bands, Test Pattern and Three In Motion. An avid hiker, Stacey has a writing cottage in the Catskill mountains. She is the mother of two incredible daughters and 4 cool cats. Fall Risk is her first book.
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