Student Showcase

Here we proudly feature students of all ages and in various genres. Many are the product of Susan Hodara‘s memoir class or Beth Hahn‘s students of fiction; some are also featured in the coinciding Student Showcase published monthly in the Hudson Independent newspaper serving our neighboring Rivertowns. Enjoy!


The Bowl by Bonnie Chwast

The golden maple bowl was a big glowing half moon to my young eyes, fallen from the sky. Entering the dining room from the kitchen, it stood to the right of the doorway on three wooden legs positioned like a tripod to support it. It was wide-bellied and, suspended on...

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Benny’s by Lynne Reitman

here was a hole-in-the wall coffee shop on the southwest corner of 89th Street and Broadway. When the weather was nice, a large window opened onto Broadway and people could buy coffee, a soda or frank while standing on the street.  There was also a...

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The Trees by Catherine Donovan

hen I was a child, our dining room had a large window facing east. The view was of the back lawn with pin oaks and maples and, right in front of the window, a billowy cherry tree. When winter began to thaw in earnest, our tree sprouted pale green...

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