Word Thursdays To Feature NYC Poet and Writer on June 7

On Thursday, June 7, Word Thursdays will feature two New York City writers: poet Patricia Brody and fiction writer Andrew Weinstein.

They will read in Bright Hill’s Word & Image Gallery, now showing Gail Bunting’s “Walking the Woods: Paintings and Giclee Prints. The reading begins with an open mike at 7 p.m., followed by the featured poets; all those present are invited to participate. Bright Hill Center is located at 94 Church Street, one block north of Barlow’s General Store. Admission is $3 for adults and free to those 18 and under. Refreshments are served at intermission.

Patricia Brody’s poetry appears in Poet Lore, Room of One’s Own (Vancouver), Barrow Street, The Paris Review, and on Poetry Daily. Her work also appears in Psychoanalytic Perspectives and Junctures (New Zealand) and in the anthology Chance of a Ghost. She is editing Survival of the Soul: Artists Living with Illness, an anthology of contemporary poems, prose and art. Awards include two Pushcart Prize nominations and two Academy of American Poets prizes. She has a family therapy practice in NYC and teaches English Comp and American Literature at Boricua College in Harlem.

Andrew Weinstein’s fiction has appeared in journals, including the High Plains Literary Review and Boulevard, where he is currently a contributing editor. Nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize and cited for a Pushcart Special Mention, Weinstein has been awarded a residency at the MacDowell Colony to work on a novel, currently in progress. His essays and reviews have appeared in American Book Review, Bloomsbury Review, OnTheBus, Philadelphia Inquirer, Studies in Short Fiction, zingmagazine, and other publications. A graduate of Brown University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, Weinstein teaches art history at the Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY, and the Cooper Union in New York City, where he lives with his wife and two children.

Word Thursdays Bright Hill Press’s 2007 programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, the Walter Rich Charitable

Foundation, the Otis A. Thompson Foundation, the Dewar Foundation, the A. C. Molinari Foundation, the Delaware National Bank of Delhi, Stewart’s Shops, area businesses, and its members and friends.

For further information and for information about Bright Hill Press and its programs, contact Bright Hill Center at 607-829-5055 or email the Center at wordthur@stny.rr.com.