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!
Documentary poetics, verse journalism, lyric essay–these and creative practices inspired by research can produce poems that are as dry as newsprint and chalk dust unless we tap into the sources of the interests that motivate our research. Then we have to strike a careful balance that allows our interests to illuminate the material without reducing our research to a form of self-indulgence. In this course, we will consider some strategies gleaned from published works to inform experiments with our own research material.
This in-person class will be held at HVWC in Sleepy Hollow, NY. It will be capped at 8 students.
Gregory Pardlo was born in Philadelphia in 1968. He is the author of Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America (Knopf, 2018), a memoir in essays, and the poetry collections Digest (Four Way Books, 2014), which received the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and was shortlisted for the 2015 NAACP Image Award, and Totem (American Poetry Review), which was selected by Brenda Hillman for the American Poetry Review/Honickman Prize in 2007.
Of his work, Cyrus Cassells writes, “Pardlo is a modern griot and shape-shifter, a Prospero of unforced allusion: an up-for-anything Pardlo poem can deftly evoke sociology, jazz, lofty philosophy, African-American lit, Russian cinema, Greek mythology, European travel, film noir, hip hop, and a host of other topics.”
Pardlo is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts, among others. He is the poetry editor of Virginia Quarterly Review and teaches in the MFA program at Rutgers University, Camden. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
(Photo credit: Rachel Eliza Griffiths)