On Thursday, September 13, at 7 pm, Word Thursdays at Bright Hill Literary Center of the Catskills will welcome writers Philip Mosley (Dunmore, PA) and Daniel G. Payne (Oneonta, NY) who will read from their work after the open mic, during which all those present are welcome to read for up to five minutes from their own work, or that of others. There is an intermission between the open mic and the featured reading, with wine, cheese, refreshments, and conversation. The readings will take place in Bright Hill’s Community Library. Bright Hill Literary Center is located at 94 Church St., Treadwell, NY, one block north of Del. Co. Rte 14. Admission is $3 (18 and under, and students are admitted free).
Philip Mosley (Dunmore, PA) is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Penn State. In 2008, he was awarded the Prix de la Traduction by the French Community of Belgium, and in 2011 his translation of François Jacqmin’s The Book of the Snow was shortlisted for the international Griffin Poetry Prize. His version of The Blacktip Ragwort, a suite of poems by Guy Vaes, recently appeared in Modern Poetry in Translation. Currently, he is writing a series of personal essays on greater- and lesser-known writers whose lives and careers have sparked some of his own literary and historical interests.
Daniel G. Payne (Oneonta, NY) received his JD from Albany Law School and his PhD in English from the University at Buffalo. He is the author of Voices in the Wilderness: American Nature Writing and Environmental Politics (1996), and editor of The Palgrave Environmental Reader (2005) and Writing the Land: John Burroughs and his Legacy (2007). He is a professor of English and creative writing at SUNY College at Oneonta and received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2012. He recently completed a biography of the American writer Henry Beston entitled Orion on the Dunes: A Biography of Henry Beston.
Bright Hill’s 2018, 26th anniversary programs are made possible by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Otis A. Thompson; A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor; A.C. Molinari; Dewar, and Tianaderrah Foundations; Stewart’s Shops; the Abraham Kellogg Education Fund; the Delaware Youth Bureau, through the auspices of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services; the Delaware National Bank of Delhi, Delaware County Office of Economic Development, and with the support of Bright Hill’s members and friends.