Program to feature Cooperstown mayor

Woodside Hall will host a conversation with Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

At the program, “From the Mayor’s Desk,” Katz will speak on village matters and answer questions.

Reservations are requested but are not required.

Call Deborah Ziegler at 373-7817. A reception will follow the program.

Woodside Hall is at 1 Main St.

Women’s History Month to be marked

On Thursday, at 7 p.m., the Word Thursdays Reading Series will present a special edition commemorating Women’s History Month and featuring Taos, N.M., poet Veronica Golos and Oneonta poet Julia Suarez.

They will read from their work after the open mic, during which all are welcome to read poetry on women’s experience for up to five minutes, and after the intermission, when refreshments are served. The readings will take place in the Word & Image Gallery at Bright Hill Literary Center at 94 Church St. in Treadwell. There is an admission fee of $3, with those 18 and younger free.

Golos, author of “Vocabulary of Silence,” winner of the New Mexico Book Award, poems from which are translated into Arabic by poet Nizar Sartawi, and “A Bell Buried Deep,” co-winner of the 16th annual Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize (Story Line Press), to be re-issued by Tupelo Press.

Suarez is an assistant professor of English and Writing Center Coordinator at Hartwick College, her alma mater, in Oneonta. Her first chapbook, “The Lesser Light,” was published by Swamp Press in 1979. Her poem “New Bride” was recently set to music by Connecticut artist Julie Dolphin and performed at the Greenwich Pen Women’s December luncheon. Her chapbook “It Does Not” was published by Bright Hill Press in 2006.

Club to make Easter craft Thursday

The Otego Craft Club will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Harris Library in Otego. Members will make an Easter craft.

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