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!
Marianne Moore said, “[Y]our thorns are the best part of you” (“Roses Only”). The key to revision then is not to eliminate the poem’s metaphoric thorns but to convince the reader that they are essential. There are many revision strategies, all of them begin with some sort of dissatisfaction followed by action. This class is an opportunity to think through several of those strategies and to measure their effect on poems submitted by the participants.
NB: This class will be taught IN PERSON at HVWC and will be capped at 10 students. Students should email one poem they want to revise in this craft workshop to [email protected] by May 1.
Please review the course policies page before registering for any classes. Please email [email protected] with any questions.
Mary Jo Bang is the author of eight books of poems, the most recent of which is A Film in Which I Play Everyone (Graywolf, 2023) glowingly reviewed in The New York Times. Her other books are, Apology for Want (1997), which was awarded the 1996 Bakeless Prize and the 1998 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award; Louise in Love (2001), which received the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award for a manuscript-in-progress; The Downstream Extremity of the Isle of Swans (2001); The Eye Like a Strange Balloon (2004); Elegy (2007), which received the National Book Critics Circle Award; The Bride of E (2009), and The Last Two Seconds (Graywolf Press, 2015) . She was the poetry co-editor at Boston Review from 1995 to 2005. She’s been the recipient of a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation, and a Berlin Prize fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin. She has a B.A. and M.A. in Sociology from Northwestern University, a B.A. in photography from the Polytechnic of Central London, and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Columbia University. Her 2012 translation of Dante’s Inferno, with illustrations by Henrik Drescher, was named a Notable Book by both the Academy of American Poets (2012) and by the American Library Association (2013).