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.
Monday Night Poetry with Justin Wymer (via Zoom)
July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm$370.00
In this workshop, we’ll engage with perennial questions of poetic craft while discussing your original work. Each poet will have the opportunity to workshop one poem per week, with optional prompts to guide them; offer verbal feedback on classmates’ work; and ask questions of their classmates. Perhaps most important, we’ll create a safe space where poets can experiment with new ideas and forms, hone their craft, and learn from others’ insights and sensibilities in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
This is a six week class that starts on Monday, July 11th and ends Monday, August 15. This class will be taught on Zoom and will be capped at 12 students. Zoom link will be emailed (check spam) at the time of registration. Please email [email protected] with any questions.
Dr. Justin Wymer is a poet, nonfiction and cross-genre writer, and educator. Born and raised in southwestern West Virginia, he holds degrees from Harvard University; the Iowa Writers’ Workshop; and the University of Denver, where he studied creative writing and literary arts with a focus on trauma studies, queer stylistics, and literature of excess and difficulty.
A winner of the 2012 Captain Jonathan Fay Prize from the Radcliffe Institute for best thesis out of any discipline at Harvard College, Wymer has also received awards and fellowships from Harvard Office for the Arts, University of Iowa, University of Denver, Academy of American Poets, Rockefeller Foundation, and the Spanish Ministry for Culture and Sport.
Wymer’s poems, interviews, translations, and essays have appeared in various journals, including The Adroit Journal, Atlantean Poets, Beecher’s, Boston Review’s Poet Sampler, Columbia: A Journal of Art and Literature, Conjunctions, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Kenyon Review, Lana Turner, Manchester Review (UK), Nat. Brut, Poetry Daily, The Rumpus, Souvenir Lit, THRUSH Poetry Journal, and West Branch, among others. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Image, and an anthology on Appalachian labor poetics.
Wymer’s debut full-length collection, Deed, won the 2018 Antivenom Poetry Award, chosen by Jennifer Franklin, and was published by Elixir Press in 2019.