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!
In this masterclass, we will see the power of ghosts, devils, witches, magical cats and more by looking at a variety of approaches to the supernatural by writers of different traditions (ranging from classic magical realism to contemporary speculative memoirs) in fiction (including Toni Morrison, Samanta Schweblin, Marlon James, Machado de Assis, Gwen E. Kirby, Julia Fine, Jose Saramago), as well as non-fiction (e.g. Carmen Maria Machado, Jami Nakamura Lin). Inspired by our reading, we will play with new possibilities and hauntings in our own writing through generative exercises.
The application for a scholarship for this class is due Dec 15th. Please read all of HVWC’s course policies before registering for classes.
Ananda Lima is a poet, translator, and fiction writer, author of Craft: Stories I Wrote for the Devil (forthcoming with Tor in 2024) and the poetry collection Mother/land, winner of the 2020 Hudson Prize. Her work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Poets.org, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Poets & Writers, Witness, and elsewhere. She was awarded the inaugural WIP Fellowship by Latinx-in-Publishing, sponsored by Macmillan Publishers, was a finalist for the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing and the Chicago Review of Books Chirby Awards. She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA and an MFA from Rutgers University, Newark. Her voice was praised as “singular and wise” (Cathy Park Hong), and Craft was described as “an absolutely thrilling reminder that short stories can be the best kind of magic” (Kelly Link). She was born in Brasília, Brazil, and now lives in Chicago, Illinois.