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!
Poetic Magic: Reading & Writing Unforgettable Poems: Are there poems you have read that stay with you, that you return to again and again, poems that inspire and provoke your imagination & open you up to the world (and yourself) in unexpected ways? In this course, we will read, study & write poems that captivate, astonish & leave us asking “how did they do that?” We will identify what makes a poem unforgettable and extraordinary, generate new work that incorporates these strategies, and share our poems with one another. Readings will include Ada Limon, Matthew Olzman, K. Iver, Ross Gay, Rita Mookjerie, Ocean Vuoung, Margaret Atwood, Chen Chen, Anne Sexton, Noor Hindi, Victoria Chang, & others. This is a largely generative class with opportunities during each session to offer and receive informal feedback.
This six week class series meeting on six consecutive Monday nights will be taught on Zoom and will be capped at 15 students. 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. Please email [email protected] with any questions.
The scholarship application for the Altman Person of Color Scholarships, Limp Wrist LGBTQIA+ Scholarships, and the Need-Based Scholarships will be available on May 1 and will be due on May 15 for all summer and fall classes.
Joan Kwon Glass is the author of NIGHT SWIM (Diode Editions, 2022) & two chapbooks. She serves as poet laureate for Milford, CT, editor in chief for Harbor Review & as a writing instructor for Brooklyn Poets, Corporeal, Hudson Valley Writers Center & others. Joan’s poems have been featured or are forthcoming in The Slowdown, Poetry Northwest, Ninth Letter, Rattle, Tahoma Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, Salamander & elsewhere. She has been a finalist for the University of Akron Poetry Prize, the Subnivean Award, the Lumiere Review Award & the Sundress Academy Broadside Contest and her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize & Best of the Net.