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 open write is capped at 30 students. Registration is $30.
Zoom link instructions will be emailed at the time of registration and again the day of the group. Please check spam filter and email [email protected] with questions.
Moonbeams, Fireflies, Daydreams and Seashells:
This Open Write session is a series of prepared prompts to reflect and inspire you for our month of July. We are in the zodiac of Cancer, ruled by the Moon. Let’s reflect on the Moon, our internal eternal wisdom, the feminine, emotions, instincts. It’s water, home, maternal, goddess. July is also the twinkle of fairy lights at night, summer heat, the breeze, fruit abundance. Letting the mind and spirit wander in blue horizon sassy. The mermaid is on her rock. Pageants of colors await us. Let’s dance. Go barefoot. Send the note in the bottle over the waves. You have the perfect sunhat. Have the Sangria on the porch. Put the seashell to your ear. I’m waiting for you.
Karen Finley is an artist, performer, and author. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her raw and transgressive performances have brought debate and controversy. Finley was the named plaintiff for the Supreme Court case Finley v. NEA that challenged the decency provision in government grants to artists through the National Endowment for the Arts. Her performances and visual art have been presented internationally such as in The Barbican in London, Lincoln Center, New York City, the Bobino in Paris, amongst others. Finley is interested in freedom of expression concerns, social justice, visual culture, art education,, metaphysics and lectures, and gives workshops widely. Her most recent work is a collaborative participatory walk- Invocation: Retracing Seneca Village with Kimiyo Bremer. And she is developing a new project, COVID Anxiety Vortex Opera Kaleidoscope Kitty Disco. Finley is the author of nine books, including her latest, Grabbing Pussy ( OR Books 2018) and the 25th anniversary edition of Shock Treatment by City Lights. A recipient of many awards and grants, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, she is an arts professor in Art and Public Policy at New York University. Follow her on Instagram @the_yam_mam