WELCOME TO THE HVWC CALENDAR: home of all our upcoming readings, events and workshops. You can view by list or calendar (see right menu to choose). Click the colored tabs below to show only specific options. Our workshops run as multi-session series or one-day “intensives.” Note, we list the multi-session courses on the first day they meet only. The full dates of the session are described in the course descriptions. You would need to scroll back to the start date if you needed to enroll for something already underway. But do let us know if you want to join something in midstream since we need the blessing of the instructor. Questions? Email us.
Workshops – This category encompasses all one-day and multi-week classes, whether in person or via Zoom.
Readings – Our readings are in many different genres and take place in person, on Zoom, or both!
HVWC Recurring Events – This category encompasses such regular favorites as Open Mic, Open Write, and Submission Sunday.
Special Events – These other creative experiences are sure to interest our creative community!
Slapering Hol Press is thrilled to present our 18th Annual War & Peace Reading with D. Nurkse, Claudia Serea, & Hajar Hussaini. Reading will take place on Friday, November 10th from 7-8:30PM. Reading will be held via Zoom. Tickets are free, however, donations are appreciated!
D. Nurkse is the author of twelve poetry collections, most recently A COUNTRY OF STRANGERS, a “new and selected” from Knopf. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The American Poetry Review, and other magazines. He’s the recipient of the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and fellowhips from the Guggenheim Foundation, NYFA, and the N.E.A. He has also worked professionally in human rights, served on the board of Amnesty International USA, and taught at Rikers Island. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Beth Bosworth and the wild puppy Zephyr.
Hajar Hussaini is a poet and translator. Hussaini’s first poetry collection is Disbound (University of Iowa Press, 2022). Her long titular poem is available through Daedalus, the open-access journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Poetry Foundation published her poetic statement on Disbound. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she teaches at Skidmore College.
Claudia Serea is a Romanian-American poet, translator, and editor with work published in Consequence, The Southern Review, Field, New Letters, Prairie Schooner, Oxford Poetry, among others, as well as featured on The Writer’s Almanac. She is the author of seven poetry collections, most recently In Those Years, No One Slept (Broadstone Books, 2023). Serea won a Pushcart Prize, the Joanne Scott Kennedy Memorial Prize from the Poetry Society of Virginia, and the New Letters Readers Award for her poems. She is a founding editor of National Translation Month, serves on the board of The Red Wheelbarrow Poets, and co-hosts their monthly readings.
(Photo credit to Bill Shaw)