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Wednesday, June 21, 7:30 PM: An Evening with Rebecca Schiff & Rumaan Alam




Saturday, June 24. 12:30-4:30, a one-day intensive, "Turning Your Obsession into a Book with Pam Hart."


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Sunday, June 25, 12:30-2:30, Submission Sundays for Members.


Our first members-only (free) meeting of a small, intimate group gathering one Sunday a month to offer support and information on submitting your own work to journals, agents and publishers.


Not a member? Join today!


The Board of The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center offers sincere thanks to Glenn Raucher for all the work he accomplished during his tenure as Managing Director. Glenn has been offered a wonderful position at Quad Cinema in NYC. We are very sorry to see him leave but we wish him all the best with his new endeavor. Glenn was beloved by the students and teachers alike and he leaves our organization stronger and more vital than when he stepped in last year. All of us are grateful to Glenn that he has facilitated a smooth transfer to his wonderful replacement, Krista Madsen. We appreciate Glenn’s productive collaboration during the time he dedicated to our beloved organization.


The Writers’ Center welcomes Krista Madsen as our new Managing Director. Krista comes to us with a rich background as a published novelist, successful small business entrepreneur, journalist, creative writing instructor and not-for-profit grant administrator. Krista is a cum laude with distinction graduate of Yale University and holds an MFA degree in Creative Writing Fiction from the New School University. Most recently for Historic Hudson Valley she organized the implementation of a New York Community Trust grant to bring an interdisciplinary social studies/art curriculum based on slavery in the colonial north to New York City middle school and high school students. Krista has also been a regular contributor to The Hudson Independent, recording, editing and summarizing oral histories of significant local organizations and individuals in collaboration with the Warner Library in Tarrytown. She lives in Sleepy Hollow with her husband and two children. The Writers’ Center looks forward to a very successful partnership between Krista and our dedicated and talented Program Director, Jennifer Franklin that will move the Center to a higher level of excellence.






"Writing provides glimmers of comprehension in our brief and mysterious existence." —Karen Engelmann


"I write for those magic moments when an idea, a phrase, or a word presents itself from the mist." —Kathleen Williamson


Upcoming Poetry Courses

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Upcoming Mixed Genre Courses




Programs and events at The Hudson Valley Writers' Center are made possible in part by grants from the Bydale Foundation, David G. Taft Foundation, and Thendara Foundation; with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and by the Basic Program Support Grant of Arts Westchester with funds from Westchester County Government.