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!
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 modes of experience: the visual and the verbal. As such, it can be a vibrant site of experimentation and play, liminality and subversion. How does a poem translate or spring from a visual artwork? What marks the constraints and possibilities of an ekphrastic poem? Together, we’ll read through an invigorating range of ekphrastic poems that emerge from different approaches to artwork, and generate ideas for future poems in response to several works of art.
NB: This craft class/generative workshop is capped at 12 and will be taught on Zoom. You will receive the link as soon as you register for class and in a reminder email the day before class. It will be sent to the email address you use to register so make sure you register with an email you check daily. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive it within five minutes of paying for the class. You must tell us if you register and then are not able to attend the class.
Jenny Xie was born in Anhui province, China. She is a two-time National Book Award finalist and the author of Eye Level (Graywolf), which received the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets and the Holmes National Poetry Prize from Princeton University, and The Rupture Tense (Graywolf, 2022). Xie has been supported by Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Kundiman, and New York Foundation for the Arts, among others. She has taught at Princeton, NYU, and Bard College.