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March 2021

March Mandala Illumination: Writing from the Mandala with Karen Finley (via Zoom)

March 6 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free – $124 5 tickets left

A mandala is a circular composition of symbols, images and shapes. In our workshop we will create our own mandala and let our circle speak back to us. We will have a series of prompts, meditations for us to further inspire our writing practice. We will focus with contemplation to uncover and apply symbolic meaning, and offer artistic awakening with our creative practice. The writing encounter will weave inward and outward connecting to a collective unconscious spirit for deeper context especially needed during these…

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Submission Sunday (March 2021)

March 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$10 9 tickets left

Submission Sundays is a free service to members of HVWC. Space is limited so please reserve your spot. Until further notice, this group will meet online via Zoom. The host will email the Zoom link in the day leading up to the event. Please email [email protected] with any questions. One Sunday a month, 12:30-2:30 pm. Join host M.A. Scott for two hours of insider information on where and how to send your best work to literary journals. Members can reserve…

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Memoir Writing Workshop (AM) with Susan Hodara Via Zoom

March 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:45 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$374 Sold out
Susan Hodara

This is a 7-week class meeting online via ZOOM Tuesdays 10:30am-12:45pm on Mar 9, Mar 16, Mar 23, Mar 30, and Apr 6, Apr 13, Apr 20 Are you inspired to record the transforming events of your life? Are you drawn to explore the circumstances surrounding your most vivid memories? For those with a work-in-progress or those starting fresh, this class will offer a supportive environment wherein each week you will read aloud and receive constructive feedback. Writers at all…

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Memoir Writing Workshop (PM) with Susan Hodara Via Zoom

March 9 @ 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$374 Sold out
Susan Hodara

This is a 7-week class meeting online via ZOOM Tuesdays 1:15-3:30pm on Mar 9, Mar 16, Mar 23, Mar 30, and Apr 6, Apr 13, Apr 20 Are you inspired to record the transforming events of your life? Are you drawn to explore the circumstances surrounding your most vivid memories? For those with a work-in-progress or those starting fresh, this class will offer a supportive environment wherein each week you will read aloud and receive constructive feedback. Writers at all levels…

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An Evening with Kazim Ali, Jill Bialosky, and Mark Wunderlich (via Zoom)

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free 51 tickets left

This reading is co-hosted by Book Ya Ya. Tickets are $10. Please click here to purchase your ticket on Book Ya Ya. After registering, check the promotions/spam folder of your email inbox for an invitation from Book Ya Ya to our event. When you accept the invitation, you'll be directed to the Zoom link. If you cannot pay $10 for a ticket or are a current student or member of HVWC, you many register below for a free ticket. The Zoom link…

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Year of Your Book: Fiction with Jonathan Vatner (via Zoom)

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$320 3 tickets left

Year of Your Book: Fiction with Jonathan Vatner (via Zoom) This is a 6-week class meeting Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm, starting Thursday, March 11 and ending on April 15. This class will be taught online via Zoom. Login details will be sent via email from the instructor a few days before class begins. Class needs 4 students to run, with a maximum enrollment of 8 students. Please email [email protected] with questions. How long have you been saying you want to write a…

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Generative Workshop with Mark Wunderlich via Zoom

March 13 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free – $124 Sold out

Please note that this workshop is now sold out! Thanks for all the interest. If you want to be put on the waiting list for this workshop, or have questions about other workshop options, please email [email protected] In this four hour, generative workshop, we will undertake a series of writing exercises that break the spell of the blank page, and which provide new strategies for making poems out of both imagined and lived experiences.  We will also discuss ways of…

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Open Write (via Zoom)

March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$10 14 tickets left

Please join us for our warm and welcoming Open Write Nights, now recurring monthly on Second Saturdays! Your hosts Michelle Thomas and Cassie Cartaginese will facilitate an evening of generative writing, story swapping and community building. This group will take place via Zoom. You will get Zoom login instructions when you receive your registration confirmation email. Open Write is $10 or FREE to members. If you are a member you should have received a coupon code you can apply at…

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The Art of Paying Attention with Anna Potter on Zoom

March 14 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free – $124 12 tickets left

What daily observations do you make that can be recorded and developed to be included on the page? Do you have an obsession that you can use in your writing? In this one-day, four-hour generative class. we'll explore how to strengthen your writing with astute observations from your own life. We'll start with a brief exploration of Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping, a master class in finding drama in the mundane. From ice floes to the smell of melting snow to the taste…

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Open Mic (via Zoom)

March 19 @ 7:20 pm - 9:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free – $5

Please note: until further notice, this event will meet online via Zoom.  Participants will receive Zoom login instructions in their registration receipt email. Please check your spam / promotions filter for this email at the time of your registration and write to [email protected] with any questions. Our Open Mic Nights are held from 7:30-9:30 pm on the 3rd Friday of each month. Virtual doors open at 7:20 pm for event starting at 7:30. Due to popular demand to participate, we’ve had to limit…

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How to Use Enjambment and Line Endings with Sean Singer via Zoom

March 20 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free – $124 11 tickets left

When the sense runs over the end of a line, we call the line enjambed, and the practice of enjambment. Reading poetry aloud, we pause slightly at the end of a line, or sometimes raise our voices, or hold the last syllable. These pauses are uneven; when the line is end-stopped the pauses may be longer. But the voice often is the way we know we're reading poetry and not prose. This seminar will examine how enjambed lines retain their…

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Thinking Outside the Box: Revision & Re-Visioning with CMarie Fuhrman via Zoom

March 21 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free – $124 12 tickets left

This revision workshop is for creative nonfiction and memoir writers. In this regenerative class, we will explore the soul of deep writing--of memoir and personal writing.  To understand both ourselves and the world we know, we must look deeply into our writing at what it is trying to tell us.  Consider this class part psychotherapy, part cartography, and part anthropology.  We will uncover the reason we choose the words we do. We will look at how the words we choose…

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Write, Write, Write!: A Fiction Workshop for Teens (via Zoom)

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$150 12 tickets left

Do you love to write fiction? Would you like to generate new work week after week? Would it be helpful to get feedback from other teens who love and understand writing just as much as you? In this five-week workshop, we’ll use prompts to create new stories, experiment with different forms, and discuss the writing process. Writers will receive positive feedback so they can take what they produce in class and confidently improve their writing. In our last workshop, writers…

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Is Grief a Bridge: Writing Lyrical Prose with Rosebud Ben-Oni via Zoom

March 27 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free – $124 9 tickets left

How is Grief a period of prolonged waiting, consuming you, more verb than noun? How can you make Grief a bridge to another side, exploring where you are in it, rather than just trying to write yourself out of it? In this workshop we will excavate, process and draw out unprocessed experiences, memories and the emotions tied within then in order to, according to author Naja Marie Aidt, “create meaning from the meaningless of Grief.” We will also read work from contemporary authors like Gabby Bellot,…

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The Poet in The Poem with Jennifer Jean (via Zoom)

March 27 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free – $124 15 tickets left

This one-day intensive will take place via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent via email directly after registration. Please check your promotions/spam folder for the Zoom link. Email [email protected] with any questions. There’s nothing wrong with a poet sharing their viewpoint by writing about themselves. Of course! However, some poems benefit from removing the poet from the poem. Sometimes this means writing docupoems, persona poems, interview poems, omniscient narrative poems, and the like, in order to share the poet’s…

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Writing Wild: a virtual eco-Poetry generative writing intensive with Pam Uschuk (via Zoom)

March 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free – $124 13 tickets left

WRITING WILD: A virtual eco-poetry generative writing intensive Instructor:  Pamela Uschuk Drawing inspiration from the collosal beauty of the natural world, Writing Wild focuses on writing nature/eco/eco justice poems.  Taught by award-winning poet and editor, Pam Uschuk, this class explores how diverse writers use their observations about and interactions/interconnection with the wild natural world to fuel-inject and enliven their poems. Emphasis is on technique as well as on a spiritual connection to land.  Among the poets referenced are Linda Hogan, WS Merwin,…

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An Evening with Tommye Blount, Brian Komei Dempster, and Allison Hutchcraft (via Zoom)

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free 98 tickets left

This reading will take place via Zoom. It is co-hosted by Book Ya Ya. Tickets are $10. Please click here to purchase your ticket on Book Ya Ya. After registering, check the promotions/spam folder of your email inbox for an invitation from Book Ya Ya to our event. When you accept the invitation, you'll be directed to the Zoom link. If you cannot pay $10 for a ticket or are a current student or member of HVWC, you many register…

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April 2021

Submission Sunday (April 2021)

April 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$10

Submission Sundays is a free service to members of HVWC. Space is limited so please reserve your spot. Until further notice, this group will meet online via Zoom. The host will email the Zoom link in the day leading up to the event. Please email [email protected] with any questions. One Sunday a month, 12:30-2:30 pm. Join host M.A. Scott for two hours of insider information on where and how to send your best work to literary journals. Members can reserve…

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Writing, Revising, and Publishing Short Fiction with Beth Hahn via Zoom

April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$370 7 tickets left

This will be held on six Tuesdays, from 5-7:30pm, beginning on April 6. Class will be taught online via Zoom. Zoom link will be sent via email at the time of registration. Please contact [email protected] with any questions. In this six-week workshop, take your short stories from first to final draft. Gain a deeper understanding of revision through in-class critiques and writing exercises. Experiment with short story forms. Read and discuss work from literary journals. Finally, learn how to craft…

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Slapering Hol Press Presents: an evening with Indran Amirthanayagam, Rebecca Morgan Frank, and Vijay Seshadri (via Zoom)

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free 98 tickets left

Slapering Hol Press is proud to present this poetry reading, which will be held via Zoom. This reading is co-hosted by Book Ya Ya. Tickets are $10. Please click here to purchase your ticket on Book Ya Ya. After registering, check the promotions/spam folder of your email inbox for an invitation from Book Ya Ya to our event. When you accept the invitation, you'll be directed to the Zoom link. If you cannot pay $10 for a ticket or are a…

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Harmonizing structure & content in creative nonfiction with Zeyn Joukhadar (via Zoom)

April 10 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free – $124 11 tickets left

This one-day course is intended for writers who want to learn to structure and layer their creative non-fiction and personal essays to make them more complex and compelling, and to learn to let the content of a given piece determine its structure for maximum impact. A compelling structure not only delivers the content of a piece, but also leaves the reader with a sense of satisfaction, emotional clarity, and inevitability, all of which we often attribute to fiction as well.…

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10th Annual Westchester Poetry Festival featuring Reginald Dwayne Betts

April 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free 399 tickets left

Join us on Zoom to celebrate the 10th annual Westchester Poetry Festival, co-sponsored with The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY. This reading is free and open to the public. Please register for your ticket on Book Ya Ya. Reginald Dwayne Betts (Felon, Norton), keynote reader, will be joined by Leila Chatti, (Deluge, Copper Canyon Press), Aaron Coleman  (Threat Come Close, Four Way Books), Tyree Daye, (Cardinal, Copper Canyon Press), Sean Singer (Honey & Smoke, Eyewear Press), and Margo Taft Stever (Cracked…

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Open Write (via Zoom)

April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$10

Please join us for our warm and welcoming Open Write Nights, now at an easy-to-remember regular recurring monthly spot of Second Saturdays! Your hosts Michelle Thomas and Cassie Cartaginese will facilitate an evening of generative writing, story swapping and community building. This group will take place via Zoom. You will get Zoom login instructions when you receive your registration confirmation email. Open Write is $10 or FREE to members. If you are a member you should have received a coupon…

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Writing the Bop with Afaa Michael Weaver via Zoom

April 11 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free – $124 11 tickets left

The Bop is a form of poetic argument consisting of three stanzas, each followed by a repeated line or refrain. The first stanza is six lines and presents a problem; the second stanza is eight lines and further expands upon the problem; and the third stanza is six lines and either resolves or documents the failure of resolving the problem. Read a Bop poem by Afaa Michael Weaver, who created the form during a Cave Canem writing retreat and learn…

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An evening of new fiction with Russell Banks & Sigrid Nunez (via Zoom)

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free 242 tickets left

The Hudson Valley Writers Center is thrilled to welcome Russell Banks for the first time and to welcome Sigrid Nunez back to our reading series! Banks & Nunez will read from their most recent novels. This reading is co-hosted by Book Ya Ya. Tickets are $10. Please click here to purchase your ticket on Book Ya Ya. After registering, check the promotions/spam folder of your email inbox for an invitation from Book Ya Ya to our event. After you accept the…

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Open Mic (via Zoom)

April 16 @ 7:20 pm - 9:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free – $5

Please note: until further notice, this event will meet online via Zoom.  Participants will receive Zoom login instructions in their registration receipt email. Please check your spam / promotions filter for this email at the time of your registration. Our Open Mic Nights are held from 7:30-9:30 pm on the 3rd Friday of each month. Virtual doors open at 7:20 pm for event starting at 7:30. Due to popular demand to participate, we’ve had to limit the amount of readers to 20. Free audience…

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Experimental Poetry Craft Class with Sarah Vap via Zoom

April 18 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free – $124 10 tickets left

This class is 4hour experimental craft class focusing on poetry. It will be taught online using Zoom. Login instructions will be emailed at the time of workshop registration. Please check spam filters or email [email protected] with questions. The Altman Persons of Color Scholarships are free and given on a first come, first served basis. Please notify us right away if your plans change and you cannot attend the class. We will then reopen the slot so another student may register.…

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What’s Left Unsaid: Writing Around and In Spite of the Truth in CNF with Marco Wilkinson via Zoom

April 18 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free – $124 9 tickets left

For creative non-fiction writers more than others, we rely on writing what we know.  Truthfulness and facts are the tools of our trade.  How do we move forward with our writing when these tools are taken away from us?  Family secrets, lies, denials, contestations and silences all offer challenges to the memoirist trying to accurately navigate their narrative into being. The simple passage of time and loss of access to the people or documents that might accurately describe history can…

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An Evening with Elana Bell, Deborah Paredez, and C.Dale Young (via Zoom)

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free 98 tickets left

This reading will take place via Zoom. It is co-hosted by Book Ya Ya. Tickets are $10. Please click here to purchase your ticket on Book Ya Ya. After registering, check the promotions/spam folder of your email inbox for an invitation from Book Ya Ya to our event. When you accept the invitation, you'll be directed to the Zoom link. Please email [email protected] with any questions. If you cannot pay $10 for a ticket or are a current student or…

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Defining and Assembling Your Memoir with Susan Hodara via Zoom

April 24 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free – $124 2 tickets left
Susan Hodara

You’ve been writing your memories and stories and chapters, and you’re wondering how it all fits together. In this four-hour intensive, through in-class writing and discussion, we will uncover pervasive themes that connect your pieces, consider possible beginnings and endings, begin to define your narrative arc, and better understand what your work is about. For memoirists at any stage of their writing. This is a one day, 4 hour class, and is capped at 12 students. It will take place…

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The Sonnet with Rachel Hadas via Zoom

April 25 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free – $124 7 tickets left

Poetry professor and guru, Rachel Hadas, will teach a craft class & workshop on the sonnet via Zoom. Class size is capped at 12 students. Zoom login instructions will be emailed at the time of workshop registration. Please check spam filters or email [email protected] with questions. The Altman Persons of Color Scholarships are free and given on a first come, first served basis. Please notify us right away if your plans change and you cannot attend the class. We will…

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An Evening of Prose with Mark Doty & Garth Greenwell (via Zoom)

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free 88 tickets left

This reading is co-hosted by Book Ya Ya. Tickets are $10. Please click here to purchase your ticket on Book Ya Ya. After registering, check the promotions/spam folder of your email inbox for an invitation from Book Ya Ya to our event. When you accept the invitation, you'll be directed to the Zoom link. Please email [email protected] with any questions. If you cannot pay $10 for a ticket or are a current student or member of HVWC, you many register below…

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May 2021

The Alchemy of Autofiction with Anna Potter via Zoom

May 1 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free – $124 16 tickets left

This is a one-day, four-hour workshop. Have you ever wanted to write about a life experience but found yourself hamstrung by the truth? Autofiction offers a safe space to explore a slanted truth. In this workshop, we'll explore passages from authors such as Jenny Offill, Elif Batuman, Sheila Heti, Jeanette Wintereson, and Timothy O'Brien to explore how they use their own life experiences to power their fiction. Then we'll take what we've observed and practice it on the page. Students…

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The Art of Revision: A Craft Talk & Workshop with Joan Houlihan via Zoom

May 2 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free – $124 10 tickets left

Join award-winning poet, professor, and director of the Colrain Manuscript Conference, Joan Houlihan, as she teaches a one-day craft class on the importance of revision. NB: This class will be taught via Zoom and capped at 15. Register right away because Joan's classes always sell out. This class will be taught online using Zoom. Login instructions will be emailed at the time of workshop registration. Please check spam filters or email [email protected] with questions. More than any of the other writing arts, poetry…

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Submission Sunday (May 2021)

May 2 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$10

Submission Sundays is a free service to members of HVWC. Space is limited so please reserve your spot. Until further notice, this group will meet online via Zoom. The host will email the Zoom link in the day leading up to the event. Please email [email protected] with any questions. One Sunday a month, 12:30-2:30 pm. Join host M.A. Scott for two hours of insider information on where and how to send your best work to literary journals. Members can reserve…

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Open Write

May 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$10

Please join us for our warm and welcoming Open Write Nights, now at an easier-to-remember regular recurring monthly spot of Second Saturdays! Your hosts Michelle Thomas and Cassie Cartaginese will facilitate an evening of generative writing, story swapping and community building. This group will take place via Zoom. You will get Zoom login instructions when you receive your registration confirmation email. Open Write is $10 or FREE to members. If you are a member you should have received a coupon code…

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An evening with Alex Dimitrov & Donika Kelly via Zoom

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free 141 tickets left

Please join us as we welcome Alex Dimitrov and Donika Kelly to read from their astonishing new collections and answer your questions on craft in a engaging Q&A on Zoom. You may submit questions before the event to [email protected] and live on the zoom chat. This reading is free and capped at 500. This reading is co-hosted by Book Ya Ya. Tickets are $10. Please register here.  If you are unable to pay $10 for a ticket, or are a…

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Open Mic

May 21 @ 7:20 pm - 9:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free – $5

Please note: until further notice, this event will meet online via Zoom.  Participants will receive Zoom login instructions in their registration receipt email. Please check your spam / promotions filter for this email at the time of your registration. Our Open Mic Nights are held from 7:30-9:30 pm on the 3rd Friday of each month. Virtual doors open at 7:20 pm for event starting at 7:30. Due to popular demand to participate, we’ve had to limit the amount of readers to 20. Free audience…

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June 2021

Craft Class: Writing Grief with Edward Hirsch via Zoom

June 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free – $124 Sold out

In honor of the much-awaited publication of 100 Poems to Break Your Heart by Edward Hirsch (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (March 30, 2021), the Hudson Valley Writers Center has asked Hirsch to teach a craft class on writing poems that transform grief into art. Implicit in poetry is the idea that we are enriched by heartbreaks, by the recognition and understanding of suffering—not just our own suffering but also the pain of others. We are not so much diminished as enlarged by…

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Craft Class European Poetry in Translation with Edward Hirsch via Zoom

June 12 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free – $124 10 tickets left

Among other things, Edward Hirsch is known for his graduate class on European poetry in translation at NYU. He will adapt that class to a craft talk for us at the Hudson Valley Writers Center, on Zoom. This class will be capped at 20. Please note: This class will be on Zoom. Zoom login information will be emailed at the time of registration (please check spam/promotions filter). Please email [email protected] with any questions. There are two Altman Persons of Color…

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July 2021

BASIC & BOLD—Uses of Contemporary Poetry Generative Workshop with Patricia Spears Jones on Zoom

July 11 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Free – $124 15 tickets left

This Workshop is designed to engage participants with contemporary poets, many of whom are writers of color, and their different strategies to generate new work. The Workshop will be in two parts: #1.  Participants will look at poems in the packet and discuss the work of those poets with whom they unfamiliar.  #2.  We will use vocabulary from two or three of the poems to generate new work. We will use poems as catalyst for new works. Poems by Joy Harjo,…

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