Our instructors are award-winning poets, novelists, playwrights, and memoirists, and essayists. From first book prize winners to Guggenheim award recipients, they are passionate about teaching each and every Hudson Valley Writers Center student and sharing their expertise. We are fortunate to be able to provide our community with a diverse and dedicated team of teachers who guide our students to develop their craft year-round.

[Instructors listed in no particular order; click on thumbnails to see bio and their upcoming courses]

Edward Hirsch

January Gill O’Neil

William Bigelow

Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

Monica Ferrell

Safia Jama

Peter Bricklebank

Nathan McClain

Chris Campanioni

Suzanne Cleary

Silvina Lopez Medin

Frances Richey

Martha Collins

Nora Raleigh Baskin

Rachel Hadas

Alex Dimitrov

JP Howard

Kofi Antwi

CMarie Fuhrman

Claire Jimenez

Joanne Dobson

Karen Finley

Jennifer Franklin

Jennifer Sperry Steinorth

Rosebud Ben-Oni

Katherine Holabird

Philip F. Clark

Ivy Eisenberg

Lauren Camp

Joan Houlihan

Marilyn Nelson

Beth Hahn

Bani Amor

Susan Hodara

Fred Marchant

Amy Holman

Suzanne Ironbiter


Barbara Blatner

Daniel Lawless

Janice Lowe

Kathleen Winter

Mindy Lewis

David Baker

Patricia Marx

Alicia Ostriker

Nick Makoha

Helen Phillips

Patricia Spears Jones


Chen Chen

Tyree Daye

Sean Singer

Danielle Trussoni

Jonathan Vatner

Justin Wymer

Rebecca Morgan Frank

Tyler Mills

John James

Richie Hofmann

Leah Umansky