It’s Dorothy Parker Day in the Catskill Mountains! Come out to Bright Hill Press & Literary Center. It’s in Treadwell, a hamlet located within the town of Franklin in Delaware County, New York.

Saturday, August 23, 12-5:30 PM
Bright Hill Literary Center
94 Church St.
Treadwell, NY 13846

Bright Hill’s Second Great American Poets Day – Celebrating the Life and Work of Poet Dorothy Parker. There’s a Parker-style poetry workshop at noon, followed by (from 1 – 5:30) readings, discussion, commentary, and fun.

With Kevin Fitzpatrick, Denise Dailey, Sally Fisher, Jesse Hilson, Susan King, Richard Levine, Carmela Marner, Sharon Ruetenik, Annie Sauter, and Bertha Rogers. Join us as we enjoy the words of Dorothy one day past her 121st birthday; bring a drink or dish to pass.

Information: or 607-829-5055.

The mission of Bright Hill is to seek out, study, and collect the work of early and contemporary writers, storytellers, and artists, and to publish, disseminate, and present that work through publications and educational and public programs for the larger community. Bright Hill Press was founded in 1992 by Bertha Rogers, with Ernest M. Fishman, who later became president of the organization. Our programs serve residents in New York’s Catskill Mountain region, greater New York, and throughout the U.S.

Bright Hill is dedicated to increasing audiences’ appreciation of the writing arts and oral traditions that comprise American literature, and to encouraging and furthering the tradition of oral poetry and writing in the Catskills and beyond. Writers and artists who participate in Bright Hill Press/Word Thursdays programs are selected for their artistic excellence, their ability and willingness to work within a community setting, and the diversity of their backgrounds, genres, and styles. BHP understands that recognition of the need for a literary community and a commitment to lifelong learning are critical aspects of audience development; our programs for children and adults engender the spirit, craft, and imagination that makes this possible.

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