WELCOME TO THE HVWC CALENDAR: home of all our upcoming readings, events and workshops. You can view by list or calendar (see right menu to choose). Click the colored tabs below to show only specific options. Our workshops run as multi-session series or one-day “intensives.” Note, we list the multi-session courses on the first day they meet only. The full dates of the session are described in the course descriptions. You would need to scroll back to the start date if you needed to enroll for something already underway. But do let us know if you want to join something in midstream since we need the blessing of the instructor. Questions? Email us.
The unconscious instinct that is metaphor is thrilling and one of poetry's greatest tools. Through the associations metaphor brings to your writing, it adds complexity, tension, and thrusts the poem into the unexpected. However, often, we each have our own "unconscious vocabulary": the images and comparisons that spring frequently to mind. This workshop will explore pushing past these limits. We will look at writing that leaps and twists and settles in unexpected places. We will do prompts that challenge us…Find out more »