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Calling All Writers In Fulton

FULTON, NY – Betty Maute, director of the Fulton Public Library, and Jim Farfaglia, Fulton’s “Poet Laureate,” recently spoke to the Fulton Noon Rotary Club.

Jim’s poetry is frequently published in our local newspapers.

Betty Maute and Jim Farfaglia
Betty Maute and Jim Farfaglia

On behalf of the Fulton Public Library, Betty recently applied for, and received a New York State grant for the training of poets and writers.

The participants will be trained by attending a series of classes, to be held at the library and taught by Jim and others skilled in writing prose and poetry.

The collection of stories written by the participants will be combined in a book on the activities and recent history of Fulton.

No experience is needed to participate.

There are three series of classes, which started on June 4.

Others will be July 9 and August 6.

Each session meets once a week for four weeks.

Topics like: The Cracker Barrel Fair, The Fulton Schools, The History of Sealright, etc. are the types of items they would like stories on.

Call Betty at the library if you are interested.

The library number is 592-5159.