Bright Hill Press and Literary Center will broadcast its Word Thursdays series live on Zoom and Facebook at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 10.

Works by two published poets, Margot Farrington of Treadwell and Brooklyn and Richard Jeffrey Newman of Jackson Heights, will be featured.

According to a media release, besides writing poetry, Farrington is also an essayist and performer who has performed widely in the United States, France, Great Britain, Wales and the Netherlands. Her website is

A professor of English at Nassau Community College, Newman also serves as secretary of the faculty union, the Nassau Community College Federation of Teachers. He also curates the First Tuesdays reading series in Jackson Heights.  His website is

Poets interested in participating in the open mic period are encouraged to register by emailing The first five poets will be given time to read one or two poems and all others will be waitlisted for next month’s Word Thursdays.

RSVP for the program on Facebook at or use the link just before 7 p.m.

The program has a suggested donation of $3 and is free for students.

A virtual donation jar is available at Call 607-829-5055 for more information.

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