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!
This six-session workshop will meet weekly on Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM ET via Zoom, from January 17- February 21. Short stories are like small dogs — they pack a lot of […]
In On Lies, Secrets, and Silence, Adrienne Rich writes that “it is always what is under pressure in us, especially under pressure of concealment--that explodes in poetry.” A pressurized, internal […]
In this two hour workshop, teens will learn all about flash fiction: what it is, what makes it unique, and why it's a great form for beginners and experts alike. […]
This workshop will walk students through the basics of writing convincing and persuasive pitches; crafting applications to fellowships, residencies, and grants; promoting their creative work; and discovering an appreciative audience […]
Join Anastacia-Renee as she leads a supportive, inspiring workshop for six weeks Jan 22-March 4 (no class on Feb 18). We’ve all been haunted by the folklore of the big, […]
This is a course designed for writers looking to create screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays for television shows. Paramount in this effort, we will focus on an approach which is […]
“History is the function of any one of us,” Charles Olson once said. In this workshop we will consider the poet as a witness to history and poetry as document. […]
Who doesn't love a good experiment; especially when it accompanies erasure? In this one-day workshop, we will work in two parts: Act one: We will examine the craft of erasure […]
Lyric poetry, conventionally speaking, is far less interested in "what happened" than "how something felt"; when crafted effectively, it enacts "the spontaneous overflow of powerful emotions" and allows readers access […]