2018-06-13 / Arts & Entertainment

Writers In the Mountains Presents Writing Mountains

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) presents Writing Mountains, a six-week long summer workshop with Dr. Bill Birns, July 2 – August 6. The class will be held Mondays, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Roxbury Library, 53742 State Hwy. 30, Roxbury.

Birns is the author of three Catskill-themed books: “A Catskill Catalog;” “The Myth in the Mountain;” and “I Was Corning a Beaver, Like You Do: Joe Hewitt, John Burroughs, Mountain Culture.” A Delaware County citizen for 45 years, Birns taught at Margaretville Central School and Onteora High School. A Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Linguistics, Bill’s 1986 dissertation is an in-depth study of Catskills’ dialect.

To register, call Jean Stone at 607-326-4802, or email To register online, visit Class fee is $70 by June 11, and $85 after that.

Writers in the Mountains is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization; its mission is to provide a nurturing environment for the practice, appreciation and sharing of creative writing. Learn more at

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