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April 2019

Year of Your Book: Poetry with Jennifer Franklin

April 26 @ 10:45 am - 12:45 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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$320 9 tickets left
Jennifer Franklin
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Writing for Stage, Screen, and Television with Bill Bigelow

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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$320 15 tickets left
William Bigelow

This is a 6-week class meeting Fridays 1-3pm from April 26-May 31. This is a course designed for writers looking to create screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays for one-hour televisions shows. Paramount in this effort, we will focus on an approach which is necessary in all dramatic writing -- the importance of conflict. How we define, pinpoint and create interesting, unusual characters. How structure is the backbone of a dramatic piece, and how narrative drive and the understanding of the…

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An Evening with Lee Briccetti, Betsy Sholl, and Estha Weiner

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$5 – $10 68 tickets left

Lee Briccetti is a poet and has been the long-time Executive Director of Poets House. Her second collection of poetry, Blue Guide, was published in 2017. She won a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry and a Poetry Fellowship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her leadership of Poets House has built it into one of the premiere literary centers in the United States and one of the great poetry libraries in the world. She created…

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How to Write Persona Poems as if You’re Red Riding Hood and Know How to Skin A Wolf with Cynthia Manick

April 27 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$124 13 tickets left

In this one-day intensive you will learn to write persona poems with craft and conviction. Bring ten copies of a persona poem-in-progress. Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). A Pushcart Prize nominated poet with a MFA in Creative Writing from the New School; she has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, the MacDowell Colony, Poets House, and the Saltonstall Foundation of the Arts among others. A winner of the 2016 Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry and the 2018…

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Essay Writing with Herbert Hadad

April 29 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$320 10 tickets left
Herbert Hadad

This is a 6-week class meeting Mondays 12:30-2:30pm from April 29-June 10. No class May 27. Herbert Hadad is an award-winning essayist and former reporter for The New York Times, New York Post and Boston Globe who retired recently as a press liaison for the U.S. Department of Justice. Hadad is the author of “Finding Immortality: The Raising of One American Family” and is at work on a second non-fiction book. He has conducted his workshop at HVWC for more…

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Monday Night Poetry with Amy Holman

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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$370 14 tickets left
Amy Holman

This a 6-week class meeting Mondays 6:30-9pm from April 29-June 3. This class is designed to inspire and support poets who want to return to writing, try new ideas, and refine their voices, whether for their own pleasure or to share with the public through readings and publication. It is open to beginning and emerging poets. The new poems in this class are both those you will write and those we will read from literary journals and poetry books. Amy…

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Reading Poetry: The American Poet: a Seminar with Michael Collins

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$220 10 tickets left

This is a 4-week course meeting Tuesdays 4-6pm from April 30- May 21. Join poet and scholar, Michael Collins for a seminar on the "American Poet." Discuss in weekly readings and writing prompts the way the American poet is located in a unique place of quiet agency somewhere in between myth, philosophy, politics, and daily life. This class is designed for both readers and writers. It will expose you to a syllabus of past and contemporary poets and will compliment…

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May 2019

Year of Your Book: Fiction with Kirsten Bakis

May 1 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$270 9 tickets left
Kristen Bakis

This a 5-week class meeting Wednesdays 10:15am-12:15pm from May 1-29. How long have you been saying you want to write a book? How much longer do you have to wait? Whether you have a partial draft, or just an idea and the desire to write, this class can help you reach that goal. In-class work will hone specific skills such as dialogue, scene construction, plot and structure; generative exercises will help you reconnect with your sense of creative play; deadlines…

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Year of Deep Revision: Poetry with Jennifer Franklin

May 1 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Jennifer Franklin
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An Evening with Idra Novey & Samantha Hunt

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$5 – $10 70 tickets left

Idra Novey is the author of Those Who Knew, an Indie Next Pick and Best Book of 2018 with Kirkus, Esquire and O Magazine. Her first novel Ways to Disappear won the Sami Rohr Prize, Brooklyn Public Library Prize, and was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize for First Fiction. She teaches fiction at Princeton University. Samantha Hunt is the author of four books, The Dark Dark: Stories; Mr. Splitfoot a ghost story; The Invention of Everything Else…

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Writing, Revising & Publishing Short Fiction with Beth Hahn

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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beth hahn
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An Anniversary Celebration of Alice James Books

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$5 – $10 70 tickets left

Join Rachel Eliza Griffiths & Craig Morgan Teicher as they celebrate the 45th anniversary of Alice James Press with readings by: Andrés Cerpa Nicole Cooley francine j. harris Iain Haley Pollack Phillip B. Williams Founded as a feminist press, Alice James Books is committed to collaborating with literary artists of excellence who might otherwise go unheard by producing, promoting, and distributing their work which often engages the public on important social issues. Alice James provides a platform from which to elevate…

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Sleepy Hollow Lit Fest (HVWC venue)

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free 202 tickets left
View of Writer's Center from the water with river flowing

HVWC is proud to be a a partner and one of the sites for the first annual Sleepy Hollow Lit Fest. We will offer poetry, fiction, and nonfiction readings all day from 11am to 8:30 pm. Readers and panelists include: 11am-1pm: Tony Howarth, Ellen Devlin, Jack Powers, Ruth Danon, Rachel M. Simon, Kem Joy Ukwu, Gillian Cummings, Michael Patrick Collins, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Herbert Hadad, Neil Silberblatt, Jessica Greenbaum 1-3: Lauren Acampora, Cynthia Manick, Bethany Ball, Amy Lemmon, Sana Krasikov, Michelle Whittacker,…

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The Long Wet Grass: from Flash Fiction to Film–from Mayo to Tokyo

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$5 – $10 70 tickets left

Irish playwright, Seamus Scanlon, returns to HVWC with a presentation about the evolution of his award-winning play, THE LONG WET GRASS.

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June 2019

Introduction to Journalism with Michael Balter

June 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$220 15 tickets left
Michael Balton

This a 4-week class meeting Saturdays 10:30am-12:30pm from June 1-22. What is journalism? What do reporters do? This is a beginner's course in how to be a reporter, concentrating on nuts and bolts journalistic skills but also delving into some of the burning issues that journalists face today. We will discuss how to find news stories, how to report them--including interviewing, records searches, and other basic shoe leather reporting techniques--as well as how to write them, including basic news story…

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Advanced Hybrid Workshop with Chris Campanioni

June 1 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$124 15 tickets left

EVERY LIFE IS THE DEFENSE OF A FORM The social urgency of hybrid poetics “Every life is the defense of a form,” wrote Susan Sontag in her notebook in March, 1979. “Form is the defense of every marginalized life,” I wrote in my notebook in February, 2017. Hybridity is the salve & salvo for those of us who have been marginalized, who exist in the margins, who exist in the middle & on the edges, halfway between two points, at…

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Advanced Prose Poetry with Shira Dentz

June 9 @ 12:30 am - 4:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$124 13 tickets left

Back by popular demand, Shira Dentz taught prose poetry last fall at HVWC and this class is intended both for those students who worked with her in November and new students who want to hone the craft of writing prose poetry. This one-day intensive workshop will consist of generative exercises and workshop.  We’ll explore the elusive form of the prose poem through reading and discussing prose poems by poets including Francis Ponge, Rosmarie Waldrop, Claudia Rankine, and Charles Simic, and…

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