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Published Student Reading with H.E. Fisher, Tony Howarth, Nora Maynard, Kevin Sterne, Kathleen Williamson, and Jeannie Zusy (in person & via Zoom)

December 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Free – $25.00

Join Jennifer Franklin (on Zoom), Sophia Bannister (live at HVWC) and HVWC instructors as they celebrate recent publications of six students (three poets & three prose writers) of the Hudson Valley Writers Center.

We are happy to hold this event in person in accordance with the current state and CDC health guidelines. Masking is strongly encouraged to protect the readers and the other guests. Please visit our Covid-19 policies page for complete details. We are pleased to report that HVWC has a new retrofitted HVAC system.

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H. E. Fisher’s first collection of poetry, Sterile Field, was published in 2022. Her new chapbook, Jane Almost Always Smiles, was published this fall by Moonstone Press H.E.’s work appears in Tupelo Quarterly, Whale Road Review, Indianapolis Review, and Pithead Chapel, among other publications. She is an alum of No, YOU Tell It! storytelling project and is included in NYTI!’s anthology (Palm Circle Pres (fall, 2022). H.E. was awarded the 2019 Stark Poetry Prize in Memory of Raymond Patterson at City College of New York, was a finalist in the 2020-21 Comstock Review Chapbook Contest, and has been nominated for Best of the Net. H.E. is the editor of (Re) An Ideas Journal and studies at the Hudson Valley Writers Center. www.hefisher.com.

Tony Howarth’s newest collection is A Hand To Hold (Broadstone Books, 2022). He is theeditor for dramatic writing of The Westchester Review, is a playwright, director, and former journalist. His poetry, developed at the Hudson Valley Writers Center under the treasured guidance of Jennifer Franklin and Fred Marchant, has appeared in many magazines, among them Chronogram, The Naugatuck River Review, a magazine in England Obsessed with Pipework, The Connecticut River Review, Raven’s Perch, The Sow’s Ear, and the Grayson Press anthology Forgotten Women. And a play published by The Westchester Review called The Wedding Ring, a moment in the life of William Wordsworth.

Nora Maynard is a freelance writer based in New York City. Her short fiction, essays, interviews and food writing have appeared in Salon, The Millions, the Ploughshares Blog, Pangyrus, Drunken Boat, Killing the Buddha, Leite’s Culinaria, Food Republic, and Apartment Therapy: The Kitchn, where she did a six-year run as weekly columnist. Nora has received fiction fellowships from the Millay Colony, Ragdale, Ucross, Blue Mountain Center, and The Artists’ Enclave at I-Park, and is a winner of the Bronx Writers’ Center/Bronx Council on the Arts’ Chapter One Competition. She’s a past President of the Board of Directors for the Millay Colony for the Arts. She is at work on a novel.

Kevin Sterne is the author of the story collection All Must Go as well as the chapbooks You Can’t Sell This (with Lauren Zallo), From Your Jerry, and I’ve Done Worse. In 2020, Kevin won the Phoebe Journal Prize for Fiction. Kevin is a founding member of the Test Artist Collective, former host of the Test Literary Series at the Whistler, and former Editor in Chief of Funny Looking Dog Quarterly. 

Kathleen Williamson was the runner-up in the SLAB poetry contest and was a winner in the Poetry in the Pavement project in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Her work has been published in Poetry International Online Quarterly, Newtown Literary, Ponder Review, as well other literary journals. She is on the board of Saw Mill River Audubon and Films on Purpose and lives in Pleasantville, New York.

Jeannie Zusy has written several full-length plays, screenplays, short stories, and works of fiction. Her work has been performed off-Broadway and beyond and appeared in McSweeney’s. The Frederick Sisters Are Living the Dream (Simon & Schuster, September 2022) is her first novel.



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December 4
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free – $25.00
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