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!
In a rare east coast appearance, Brian Turner will teach a two hour Master Class on Craft for the local HVWC community. Don’t miss the chance to study with this powerful poet. This class is capped at 10 and will take place in person at HVWC.
Brian Turner is the author of five collections of poetry including Here, Bullet, The Wild Delight of Wild Things, & The Goodbye World Poem, as well as a memoir (My Life as a Foreign Country) and is the editor of The Kiss and co-editor of The Strangest of Theatres anthologies. A musician, he has also written and recorded several albums with The Interplanetary Acoustic Team, including 11 11 (Me Smiling) and The Retro Legion’s American Undertow. His poems and essays have been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, National Geographic, Harper’s, among other fine journals, and he was featured in the documentary film Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, which was nominated for an Academy Award. A Guggenheim Fellow, he has received a USA Hillcrest Fellowship in Literature, the Amy Lowell Traveling Fellowship, the Poets’ Prize, and a Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. He lives in Orlando, Florida, with his dog, Dene, the world’s sweetest golden retriever.
On Turner’s Wild Delight of Wild Things (Alice James Books, August 2023):
“Luminous, haunting, and gorgeous, Brian Turner’s new collection can change how we see this wounded world. It’s an act of grace. ”— Luis Alberto Urrea
On Turner’s Goodbye World Poem (Alice James Books, September 2023):
“Many things are sinking here—a whale, a shadow, a brother, a love. Sometimes it is just how we are feeling, sometimes it is true. Turner offers us poems of a very specific form of heartbreak, ‘all of it / gone now, submerged into something as simple / as the word after…’ Yet this heartbreak pulls us in, moment by moment, ‘moments / that gather into something / one might call a life.’ By the end, it’s an elegy for a person, but also for our lives. Beautiful.”