The Hudson Valley Writers' Center

Calendar of Events


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Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
January 2001
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists; hosted by Reggie Marra
Friday,
January 19
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3

Reading featuring novelists Douglas Bauer and
David Means

Sunday,
January 21
4:30 pm
HVWC
(suggested donation)
$5 nonmembers
$3 members
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
February 2001
Reading featuring writer/humorist
Mark O'Donnell and journalist/novelist
Marcelle Clements
Sunday,
February 4
4:30 pm
HVWC
(suggested donation)
$5 nonmembers
$3 members
Reading featuring short story writer Junot Diaz
Sunday,
February 11
4:30 pm
HVWC
(suggested donation)
$5 nonmembers
$3 members
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists; hosted by Reggie Marra
Friday,
February 16
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Reading featuring poet
Daisy Fried and novelist
Bette Pesetsky
Sunday,
February 25
4:30 pm
HVWC
(suggested donation)
$5 nonmembers
$3 members
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
March 2001
Book party for former Sleepy Hollow resident,
Elizabeth Andrew of Minneapolis, MN, who will read from her book, Swinging On The Garden Gate, from 5 - 5:30. Hosted by neighbors.
Saturday,
March 10
4:30 - 6:30 pm
HVWC
Free
Reading featuring novelist
Rolando Hinojosa-Smith
Sunday,
March 11
4:30 pm
HVWC
(suggested donation)
$5 nonmembers
$3 members
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists; hosted by Reggie Marra
Friday,
March 16
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Stories and Music with
Pete Seeger,
Paul DuBois Jacobs
and David Bernz
Sunday,
March 18
2 pm
HVWC
$10
($20 for a family of four or less)
Reading featuring poet
Geri Rosenzweig
and prose writer
Laura Shaine Cunningham
Sunday,
March 25
4:30 pm
HVWC
(suggested donation)
$5 nonmembers
$3 members
Poetry Potluck with
Carmela Ciuraru
. Share a poem that made you fall in love with poetry.
Friday,
March 30
7 pm
HVWC
$3 or something for the food or beverage table
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
April 2001
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists; hosted by Reggie Marra
Friday,
April 20
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3

Po'Jazz featuring the
brooklyn poetry choir Inaugural Performance with poets Gha'il Rhodes Benjamin, Elizabeth Conrad Dispenza, Tyrone Henderson (Conductor), Quimetta Perle, and Golda Solomon.
Also featuring musicians Tom Aalfs,
Joe Exley, JD Parran, and Ray Turull

Sunday,
April 22
3:15 pm (doors open at 2:45)
HVWC
$12 (nonmembers)
$10 (members)
kids under 12 free
Writers at Masters:
humorist
Roy Blount Jr.
Thursday,
April 26
8 pm
The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry
$10
Train Songs with
Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group
Sunday,
April 29
2 pm
HVWC
$10
($20 for a family of four or less)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
May 2001
A reading about mothers from the collection, Las Mamis, edited by Esmeralda Santiago. Ms. Santiago and Gustavo PÚrez Firmat will read their stories.
Sunday,
May 6
4:30 pm
HVWC
(suggested donation)
$5 nonmembers
$3 members
A reading by Norman Rush and Marnie Mueller, as part of the Peace Corps Writers national reading tour.
Thursday,
May 17
8 pm
Sunnyside
$8 nonmembers
$5 members of HVWC or Historic Hudson Valley
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists; hosted by Reggie Marra
Friday,
May 18
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Po'Jazz featuring poets
Minnie Bruce Pratt and
Rick Pernod, and musicians The Tom Aalfs Trio with Nicki Parrott and Ron Jackson, plus award-winning poets from City College Spring 2001 Poetry Festival
Sunday,
May 20
3:15 pm (doors open at 2:45)
HVWC
$12 (nonmembers)
$10 (members)
kids under 12 free
Writers at Masters:
novelist
Robert Stone
Thursday,
May 31
8 pm
The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry
$10
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
June 2001
So˝ando, the Hudson Valley's great Latin band, as part of Art in the Park, a Children's Festival
Saturday,
June 2
(raindate Sunday,
June 3)
2:30 pm
Pierson Park,
Tarrytown
Free
Reading featuring poet
Gary J. Whitehead
and our 2000 Slapering Hol Press chapbook winner, poet
Sondra Upham
Sunday,
June 3
1 pm
(time changed from 4:30)
HVWC
(suggested donation)
$5 nonmembers
$3 members
Reading featuring poet
Lois Harrod
and journalist
Donald M. Murray
Thursday,
June 14
7:30 pm
HVWC
(suggested donation)
$5 nonmembers
$3 members
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists; hosted by Reggie Marra
Friday,
June 15
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Getting Published: A Panel Discussion
Tuesday,
June 26
7:30 pm
HVWC

$5 nonmembers
Free to members

Reading featuring novelist
James Kaplan
and poet
Karen Chase
Thursday,
June 28
7:30 pm
HVWC
(suggested donation)
$5 nonmembers
$3 members
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
July 2001

Reading featuring
Eva Kollisch
and Gerry Albarelli

reading from their memoirs.
Introduction by writer
Grace Paley

Thursday,
July 12
7:30 pm
HVWC
(suggested donation)
$5 nonmembers
$3 members
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists; hosted by Reggie Marra
Friday,
July 20
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Reading featuring children's book authors Alice Low
and Jean Fritz
Thursday,
July 26
7:30 pm
HVWC
(suggested donation)
$5 nonmembers
$3 members
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
August 2001
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists; hosted by Reggie Marra
Friday,
August 17
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
September 2001
Reading featuring novelist
Brad Kessler and poet Hayan Charara
Sunday,
September 16
4:30 pm
HVWC
(suggested donation)
$5 nonmembers
$3 members
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists; hosted by Reggie Marra
Friday,
September 21
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Po'Jazz featuring poets Billy Collins and hattie gossett, musicians Tom Aalfs, Randall Eng, Joe Exley, Kinny Landrum, Larry Ridley, special guest Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, and vocalist Barbara Sfraga
Sunday,
Sept 30
3:15 pm (doors open at 2:45)
Pace University, Pleasantville, in the Gottesman Room (Campus Center)
$12 (nonmembers)
$10 (members)
kids under 12 free
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
October 2001
Writers at Masters:
fiction writer
Dagoberto Gilb
Thursday,
October 4
8 pm
The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry
$10
Getting Your "Literary" Work Published: A Panel Discussion
Saturday, October 13
3:30 - 5:00
HVWC
$5 nonmembers
Free
to members
Reading featuring
poet Nick Carbˇ and fiction writer Carolyn Ferrell
Sunday,
October 14
4:30 pm
HVWC
(suggested donation)
$5 nonmembers
$3 members
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists; hosted by Reggie Marra
Friday,
October 19
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Book party and reading with writer Ben Cheever
Saturday, October 20
5 - 7 pm
HVWC

Free
(donations welcome)

Scary Stories at Sunnyside with Robert Klein
Sunday,
October 21
7 pm
Sunnyside
$20 nonmembers
$15 members of HVWC or Historic Hudson Valley
A reading by Mark Brazaitis and Mary-Ann Tirone Smith, as part of the Peace Corps Writers national reading tour.
Wednesday,
October 24
7:30 pm
Sunnyside
$8 nonmembers
$5 members of HVWC or Historic Hudson Valley
Reception and reading with author and poet Reggie Marra
Sunday, October 28
5:30 pm
HVWC
Free
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
November 2001
Readings to remember and Renew our Spirit
Friday,
Nov 2
7:30 pm
HVWC
Free; please bring a potluck dessert
Po'Jazz
Cornelia St. CafÚ on the Hudson,
hosted by poet
Angelo Verga, with music by the Melvin Sparks Trio
Sunday,
Nov 4
3:15 pm (doors open at 2:45)
HVWC
$12 (nonmembers)
$10 (members)
kids under 12 free
The Hudson Valley Writers' Center's Annual Autumn Celebration
Friday,
Nov 9
7 - 11 pm
Sleepy Hollow Country Club
tba
Reading featuring critic, memoirist Ilan Stavans
Please note that this reading has been canceled.
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists; hosted by Reggie Marra
Friday,
November 16
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
December 2001
Reading featuring young adult fiction writers James Howe and Todd Strasser
Sunday,
December 2
4:30 pm
HVWC
(suggested donation)
$5 nonmembers
$3 members
Writers at Masters:
playwright and essayist
Wendy Wasserstein
Thursday,
December 6
8 pm
The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry
$10
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists; hosted by Reggie Marra
Friday,
December 21
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3

2002 Calendar


Notes:

HVWC = The Hudson Valley Writers' Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY. Events are held in the restored Philipse Manor railroad station.

The Masters School is located at 49 Clinton Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY. Events are held in the Claudia Boettcher Theatre on the campus. Take Route 9 to Clinton Avenue in Dobbs Ferry; go southeast on Clinton, past two campus houses to main entrance of school; turn left at stone marker. The campus is located about one mile from the Dobbs Ferry railroad station on Metro-North's Hudson River Line. Cab service is available.

Sunnyside is located in Tarrytown, New York, one mile south of the Tappan Zee Bridge on Route 9 (turn west on West Sunnyside Lane).

The Gottesman Room is located in the Campus Center at Pace University's Pleasantville Campus, 861 Bedford Road. For directions by car, bus, or train, call (914) 773-3737 (automated system) or visit the Pace University website.

For further information about any of these events, call the Writers' Center at 914-332-5953.