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About the NYS(CA) Lit(erary) Tree


www.nyslittree.org was created to serve NYSCA-funded organizations with literary programs, their curators, and the poets and writers they present. The site offers in-depth information about the organizations and their curators as well as detailed schedules, thereby serving as a learning center and clearing house for those involved in literature-based presentation. In the future, the site will present detailed profiles of curators; it will also present poets and writers who present their work throughout New York State. The site was planned and developed by Bright Hill Press in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts, Bertha Rogers of Bright Hill Press serves as Program Director and Lit Tree designer; NYSCA's Literature Program Director Kathleen Masterson provided information, encouragement, and support. Connie Lovatt gathered information and Brittney Schoonebeck entered data. The site was originally designed by Loss Pequeño Glazier, who also is director of the Electronic Poetry Center, SUNY Buffalo. The Littree is updated by Bright Hill Press staff.

Our webmaster is Marc Funaro, Advantex LLC, Norwich, NY.



Bright Hill Press is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), literary organization, founded in 1992. Through the press and our other activities (Word Thursdays, the Catskill Reading series, which meets twice-monthly throughout most of the year at our new Bright Hill Center, 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY 13846, and has featured more than 700 poets, writers, and storytellers; Speaking the Words, an annual literary tour and festival featuring contemporary poets and writers; Share the Words, our workshop, reading, and performance program for regional high- school students; Radio by Writers, our regional radio series; and our Literary Workshops for Kids and Adults), Bright Hill Press is dedicated to encouraging and furthering the tradition of spoken and written poetry and other writing in the Catskills and to publishing the work of early and contemporary poets, writers, essayists, storytellers, translators, and visual artists. (For more detailed information, click on Organizations, Literary Curators, and Small Presses.) BHP may be contacted at wordthur@stny.rr.com. or 607-829-5055 (voice) or 607-829-5056 (fax).

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The New York State Council on the Arts is located at 175 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014. The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is a state funding agency that provides support for activities of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in New York State and helps to bring artistic programs of high quality to the citizens of the state. NYSCA has been directed by the state Legislature to maintain the "paramount position of this State in the nation and the world as a cultural center" through the support of nonprofit arts organizations in New York State. NYSCA achieves its goals primarily through its grantmaking activity. It offers grants and support services to the field through a number of discipline and field related programs. The Littree is supported by the Literature Program of NYSCA, directed by Kathleen Masterson. The Literature program may be reached at its Varick Street address, via email (kmasterson@nysca.org or lit@nysca.org), at 212-741-7410 (voice).

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