Recurring Events

We have several types of popular community-oriented events for writers of all types at the Hudson Valley Writers Center, which we make sure to schedule regularly.

Open Write

Our new monthly evening of generative writing and community building at the Hudson Valley Writers Center. Prompts will be offered, refreshments will be served (this includes wine). Stories will be swapped. $10 for non-members. Free for members. Your hosts are Michelle Thomas and Cassie Cartaginese.

Open Mic

Arrive early to sign up to read for our popular evenings (and sometimes mornings) of sharing for any genre, and not necessarily only writing. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, music, comedy, storytelling, and more are welcome. Open Mic will give you an opportunity to share your words, music or comedy in a nurturing, comfortable space with some great people. Twenty slots to share, first-come, first served (10 reserved online and 10 in-house). Five minutes each open slot, plus one featured artist each time opening the event. $5 suggested donation. Advance reservation recommended but not required. Bill Buschel hosts.

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Submission Sunday

Submission Sundays is a free service to our Members. Space is limited to 20 participants each session so advance sign up is required. 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 a seat at the table of like-minded writers with a room of journals, advice on where to submit, moral and technical support, and everything you need to successfully send your work to target publisher(s). Bring your laptop. Snacks are served. Any genre welcome.

NEW: SHLF Saturday

In the spirit of the Sleepy Hollow Lit Fest, we proudly launch our new semi-annual showcase of local and self-published authors. Krista Madsen hosts.

NEW: Emerging Writers

We are excited to offer an Emerging Writers group, based on our popular monthly Open Write and open particularly to young writers 18-30 years old. Join prolific local writer and MFA student at Manhattanville College, Taylor Vogt, as he provides writers in all genres monthly prompts and uninterrupted writing time. Emerging Writers is free for HVWC members and $10 a session for non-members. It will usually take place on the third Saturday of each month from 7-9 but please check schedule for any changes.