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.
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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 will be a three-hour poetry workshop with Karen Finley. There will be at least three scholarships awarded for this class. Scholarship applications are available Dec 1st and are due on Dec 15th via Submittable. More information will be posted about the class as we have it. Please email [email protected] with any questions.
NB: This class will be taught on Zoom. Registrants will receive the Zoom link to the email address they use to register. It will arrive immediately after registration so please check your spam folder if you do not receive it. It will also be sent the day before class as a reminder. Please review the course policies page before registering for any classes.
Karen Finley is an artist, performer, educator and author. Born in Chicago 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 at The Barbican in London, Lincoln Center, New York City, MOMA PS1, the Bobino in Paris, Miami Art Basel amongst others. Finley is interested in freedom of expression concerns, social justice, visual culture, gender and sexuality, art education, metaphysics and lectures, and gives workshops widely. She 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