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What came before- A History of the NYS Lit(erary) Map

The Literary Map website of New York was brought to you by Bright Hill Press who developed the Map and website, to offer writers, educators, students, and the general public both a historical perspective and a useful resource on authors and literature in New York State. Due to the multitude of writers who have made their home and literary life in the State and City, the map was constructed as two primary web pages: New York State and New York City. Icons on the maps linked to brief biographical and bibliographical data concerning prominent deceased New York State and City Authors and NY Indian Orators and Storytellers; and information about NY Literary Organizations, NY Literary Events, NY Literary Sites, NYS and City Libraries, and NYS and City Bookstores. This data provided users with a gateway to in-depth research and reading. A four-color, print version of map is available by calling Bright Hill Literary Center at 607-829-5055, or by sending an email to