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!
What is my story and what is my slant? A one-day exploration of the territory of memoir. An opening discussion of the major questions to be asked in determining the dramatic heart of your story. In-class writing periods based on prompts focusing on different stylistic elements—scene, dialogue, description, etc.— followed by reading aloud and class discussion. With additional discussion of samples given from classic and contemporary memoirs.
Wendy Salinger has been published in The New Republic, The Jewish Daily Forward, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, The Virginia Quarterly Review and other magazines. Her memoir Listen (Bloomsbury, 2006), was nominated for The Krause Essay Prize. Her book of poetry Folly River (Dutton, 1980), was the winner of the first Open Competition of The National Poetry Series. She has been a Guggenheim fellow and a fellow at Yaddo, Centrum Arts Centre, and The MacDowell Colony, where she was awarded the Isabella Gardner Fellowship. She founded and directed The Unterberg Poetry Center’s Christopher Lightfoot Walker Literature Project (formerly The Schools Project), which for thirty-plus years brought NYC public high school students to meet with renowned writers at The 92nd Street Y, She has also completed a memoir in poetry and prose, A Piece of Ground: A Daughter’s Journey, and a poetry chapbook, My Life Displaced. Currently she is finishing another memoir, titled Saving Mother.