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February 2021

An Evening with Alicia Ostriker, Roger Reeves, and Jeffrey Yang (via Zoom)

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free 20 tickets left

This reading is co-hosted by Book Ya Ya. Tickets are $10. Please click here to purchase your ticket on Book Ya Ya. After registering, check the promotions/spam folder of your email inbox for an invitation from Book Ya Ya to our event. When you accept the invitation, you'll be directed to the Zoom link. Please email [email protected] with any questions. If you cannot pay $10 for a ticket or are a current student or member of HVWC, you many register below…

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Protected: Pageturning Fiction Workshop with Joanne Dobson

This class will be taught on Zoom. It will start on Thursday, February 25 and end on April 1st for a total of six Thursdays. This class is for continuing students from this class series only. If you’ve ever stayed up ‘til three with a compelling novel, you’ve probably wondered, “How do they do that?” Study the literary techniques of popular genres and learn how to create compelling plots in a unique voice, by harnessing the conflict and tension between…

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YoYB: Poetry, Friday Winter Spring #2 with Jennifer Franklin

February 26 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
$370 2 tickets left

NB: This a 6-week class meeting on Zoom, Wednesdays Friday 10:30am-1:00pm starting Friday February 26th and ending  Friday April 2nd. 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 2021 and goes through the year. A…

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Writing for Stage, Screen, and Television with Bill Bigelow via Zoom

February 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$320 5 tickets left
William Bigelow

This class will meet on Friday, February 26 for six Fridays, ending on April 2. This class will be taught online via Zoom. Zoom login information will be included in the email confirming class registration. Please check your spam filter for this email or write to [email protected] with any questions. This is a course designed for writers looking to create screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays for one-hour televisions shows. Paramount in this effort, we will focus on an approach which is necessary…

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Write an Electric Ten-Minute Play with Barbara Blatner via Zoom

February 27 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free – $124 11 tickets left

Ten-minute play festivals abound. How do we write a really interesting ten-minute play that is not a skit, is shaped for maximum impact and becomes a full and fascinating experience for an audience? In this workshop, you will write a new ten-minute play and work to make it crackle with tension. You will first identify the core conflict you want to explore, then unfold in time your intensifying conflict by crafting what is called rising action. Writers of all levels…

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