In this two-hour workshop, you will brainstorm, write, and receive verbal feedback on a brand-new lyric essay in the spirit of danger. How can a single sentence become an essay? […]
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!
Mondays 7—9 PM on Zoom, October 2, 16, 23, and 30 This four-week class is focused on learning new skills and capacities to revise your work. We will look closely […]
Rainer Maria Rilke is probably the most widely-read German-language poet, and yet his poems present challenges to readers. This two-hour class will be a primer on how to approach his […]
The generative constraint is a mainstay of poetry workshops and praxis. A ‘good’ constraint—one that works for you right now—is (paradoxically!) freeing. If a constraint feels like an itchy sweater, […]
The ekphrastic poem—one provoked by or in response a work of art—is a form that holds rich interior and surface tensions, deriving energy from the friction between two mediums and […]
Polish poet and Nobel laureate Czesław Miłosz describes the act of the poet as a passionate pursuit of the real. Taking a close look at early as well as contemporary […]
Nearly 2,700 years ago, Sappho made songs of consuming desire; what remains of them thrills us today. Why are we drawn to other people’s love stories? How do amorous and […]
This two-day workshop (December 24-25th) is for writers who wish to engage with themes of Jewishness—Jewish identity, Jewish cultural history, Jewish as a religious or racial category, Jewish family, Jewish […]
The poetic sequence, a deliberate and considered grouping of poems, has an ancient history. It can be built retroactively with existing poems that were written individually, perhaps over a long […]