Parishville-Hopkinton Central School students becoming published authors
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 6:41 am

PARISHVILLE -- Parishville-Hopkinton Central School students are about to become published authors and artists, thanks to SUNY Potsdam’s Blueline in the Schools program.

Parishville-Hopkinton Central School and SUNY Potsdam celebrated the debut of “Nature Through a Child’s Lens: A Literary Work by Parishville-Hopkinton Students” with a public reading by student contributors at the college last week.

Anna M. Allen-Wolf, a senior early childhood education major working on a specialization in English, recently completed an internship through Blueline in the Schools, where she guided students through the creative process and compiled a volume with 28 pages of student writing, as well as nine color pages of art.

Blueline in the Schools is designed to encourage students in creative endeavors, particularly in writing poetry and fiction about the Adirondack region, as well as by producing artwork to express their feelings about and sense of place in the natural world.

The program is funded and sponsored by Blueline, SUNY Potsdam’s nationally distributed literary journal, which has honored the spirit of the Adirondacks in words and images since 1978. Potsdam College Press publishes a final volume each year of the best student work; each student and his or her family receive a copy, while the participating school gets several volumes for its archives.

For more information about Blueline in the Schools, contact Dr. McNutt at blueline@potsdam.edu.