Recurring Events

We have several types of popular events for writers of all sorts at the Hudson Valley Writers Center, which we make sure to schedule at least once a month each. 


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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. 

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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. Five minutes each open slot, plus one featured artist each time opening the event. $5 suggested donation. Advance reservation recommended but not required. 

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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. Two hours of insider information on where and how to send your best work. 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 (of any genre) to target publisher(s). Bring your laptop. Snacks are served. 

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Meet Your Hosts

Melissa Ragsly

Open Write, co-host

Carla Carlson

Submission Sunday, co-host

M.A. Scott

Submission Sunday, co-host

Bill Buschel

Open Mic, host

Natalie Mesnard

Open Write, co-host