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 a 6-week class meeting on Zoom, Wednesdays 12:30-3:00pm, starting Wednesday May 31 and ending Wednesday July 5.
You have written the first draft of your full-length collection. Now, we need to order all of the poems, decide if there should be sections, revise each of the poems, settle on the title, and most importantly—remove any poems that are not as strong. This series of classes begins at the start of 2023 and goes through the year. A combination of workshopping new and old poems and deep revision, serious critique, deadlines, and mutual support, the goal is to submit to book prizes and chapbook contests in fall 2022. Participants are encouraged to enroll for every six-week session. Each six-week session, a maximum of three manuscripts will be reviewed–one every other week. The other week we will review two poems each. New students must email [email protected] with a synopsis of your manuscript and ten pages of poetry to request permission to register. Class is capped at 11 students. Please do not register for this class without an invitation from Jennifer.
Jennifer Franklin (AB Brown University, MFA Columbia University School of the Arts) is the author of three full-length poetry collections, including If Some God Shakes Your House (Four Way Books, March 2023) and No Small Gift (Four Way Books, 2018). Jennifer teaches poetry workshops in the Manhattanville MFA Program and has been teaching manuscript revision at HVWC for the past ten years. Her poetry has been published widely in print and online including American Poetry Review, Bennington Review, Beloit, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, JAMA, The Nation, Paris Review, “poem-a-day” on poets.org, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, and Rhino. She is the recipient of a 2021 NYFA/City Artist Corps grant for poetry and a 2021 CRCF Literature Award. www.jenniferfranklinpoet.com