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.
website maker Tina Tocco is a Pushcart Prize nominee for fiction. A writer for both adults and young readers, Tina has published short stories in many magazines and journals, including Highlights, Cricket, New Ohio Review, River Styx, Crab Creek Review, and Italian Americana. Her work has also been featured in The Best Small Fictions 2019, Best Nonfiction Food (2020), and other anthologies. Tina earned her MFA in creative writing from Manhattanville College, where she was editor-in-chief of Inkwell, the college’s national literary journal. She teaches for Kids Short Story Connection (Greenburgh), Arts Escape (Connecticut), and other organizations.
Outstanding Openings Story openings have a big job—they entice your reader to continue reading. But what’s the best way to get a reader's attention? Dialogue? Backstory? A knock-down argument? For this workshop, bring a story opening you're working with (alternatively, you can bring an opening you write from a prompt you'll receive a few days […]Find out more »
We’re happy to present another installment in this writing series for teens! Returning students are welcomed back for new prompts and new discussion. New students are encouraged to join the series at any time. Do you love to write fiction? Would you like to generate new work week after week? Would it be helpful to […]Find out more »