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Hudson Valley Writers Center

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Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
914.332.5953 www.writerscenter.org

Located at the Philipse Manor Station (still an operating local stop on Metro-North Hudson East line, but we inhabit the historic building!) the Hudson Valley Writers Center offers unique classes and a versatile performance space.

January 2021

Protected: Defining & Assembling Your Memoir with Susan Hodara via Zoom

This class meets from 3-5pm on SIX Mondays: Jan 25, Feb 8, Feb 15, Mar 1, Mar 8, Mar 22 You’ve been writing memories and stories and chapters for a while, and now it’s time to take stock of what you’ve produced and decide how it all fits together. In this class, you will use your own writing as we work as a group on the following: creating an inventory of your pieces; understanding and describing why you are writing…

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Creative Containers for Creative Nonfiction with Courtney Gillette via Zoom

January 30 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free – $124 8 tickets left

What different shapes can the personal essay take? Can it be a how-to guide? An encyclopedia? A student loan bill? What freedom can be found in telling a story in an untraditional way? Experimenting with the containers we choose for creative nonfiction allows us to approach the craft of creative nonfiction in a new dynamic way. In this craft workshop we’ll look at unique forms of creative nonfiction and identify what makes them successful. We’ll examine how the craft elements…

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An Afternoon with Jane Hirshfield & Rachel Eliza Griffiths

January 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free – $25 260 tickets left

Please join as we welcome Jane Hirshfield and Rachel Eliza Griffiths to read and launch our Winter/Spring 2021 Reading Series on Zoom. We are thrilled to host these two amazing writers! After the readings, we will have a Q&A with the poets. You may submit questions before the event to [email protected] and live on the zoom chat. This reading is free and capped at 500. Donations (towards the poets' honoraria) are encouraged and appreciated. Jane Hirshfield, in poems described by The…

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February 2021

Order and Disorder, Pattern and Variation, Centripetal and Centrifugal with Patrick Donnelly via Zoom

February 6 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free – $124 31 tickets left

The hypothesis of this class is that poems, like music, require both order and disorder, pattern and variation, elements which cause them to cohere, and elements which (almost) cause them to fly apart. The corollary hypothesis is that poems can go off the rails from too much of either quality. We’ll explore which specific craft elements tend to create order, which disorder, and look at some poems in which an order seems to arise organically from the materials, versus some…

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Giving Voice: Creative Nonfiction / Memoir Intensive with Mindy Lewis

February 7 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free – $124 10 tickets left

Is there something bugging you that’s been brewing for a while? Something under your skin itching to get out? Perhaps it’s a persistent memory that awakens you in the night, a pet peeve, recurring image, or long-forgotten memory triggered by a song, smell, or chance encounter. Or something you were warned not to say, or swore never to reveal? This workshop is an opportunity to give voice and form to the elusive and forbidden, and to exorcise the phantoms that haunt you, even if you don’t yet know…

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Submission Sunday (Feb 2021)

February 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
$10 11 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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An Afternoon with Carolyn Forché & Lori Soderlind

February 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free – $25 307 tickets left

Join us as Carolyn Forché and Lori Soderlind read from their recent memoirs and engage in a lively Q&A. This reading is free on Zoom. Donations at any level are encouraged and greatly appreciated. The Zoom link will be sent at the time of registration (please check spam / promotions folder to ensure receipt or reach out to [email protected] with questions). Carolyn Forché is an award winning author of poetry and prose. She is the author of the 2019 memoir…

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Monday Night Poetry Workshop with Alex Dimitrov via Zoom

February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$370 1 ticket left

This is a 6week class, occurring on 6 consecutive Mondays beginning February 8th, taught via Zoom. HVWC is lucky to have award-winning Copper Canyon poet and editor, Alex Dimitrov, teaching our students again this season. Don’t miss the opportunity to study with one of the best set of eyes in the poetry world! This class is not generative. It’s a workshop. This will be a rigorous class but you will also have fun. This class is capped at 10 students.…

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An Evening with JP Howard & Marilyn Nelson (via Zoom)

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – $25 340 tickets left

This reading will take place via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed at the time of registration. (Please check spam / promotions folder for this email and email [email protected] with any questions.) This reading is free and open to the public, though we would be most appreciative of a donation. Marilyn Nelson was Poet Laureate of Connecticut from 2001-2006, has been a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and Poet-in-Residence of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine,…

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What’s Love Got to Do with It? The power and magnificence of love intentional writing with Karen Finley (via Zoom)

February 13 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free – $124 10 tickets left

On this day before Valentine’s Day we will consider love as an ingredient in our writing. More than ever, we are living amidst a troubled world in turmoil, despair, hate, and violence. How do we center our practice within the love act of writing? How can our practice contribute to the love of humanity even in small ways?  There are so many ways to love – let us write the many ways! Yet, the word love has very few synonyms. So here, we will…

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Open Write

February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$10 15 tickets left

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. $10 for non-members; free for members (will be deducted at checkout when you log in). This group will take place via Zoom. You will get Zoom login instructions when you receive your registration confirmation email. Become a member here.

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The Joy of Editing with Daniel Lawless & Frances Richey on Zoom

February 14 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free – $124 10 tickets left

This workshop focuses on the art of editing, and offers techniques that help writers re-enter that old friend, the poem that’s almost finished, with renewed creative energy. The one you’ve read and reread, and tweaked and put in the drawer. Each poet can bring in any poem they wish, even a new one. Bring in a piece (up to one full page) that’s almost there, but perhaps has been rejected by one journal or more that you respect. The intention is to bring fresh…

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Editing & Revising Your “Finished Poems” for Publication with Justin Wymer on Zoom

February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$320 8 tickets left

Join poet and professor, Justin Wymer, as he conducts a six week version of his wildly popular one-day craft class on revising poems for publication. Every poem is a living thing, an experiment in feeling and image, an exploration of psyche, an artist’s creation—a perfect example of crystalized subjective experience. Because the eye of the critic (and journal editor) is notoriously subjective, it is impossible to predict what they will love or hate. But it is possible to polish your poems as best you can and to avoid common craft choices…

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

This will be held on six Wednesdays, from 5-7:30pm, beginning on February 17. Class will be taught online via Zoom for current students by invitation only. 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 a cover letter and navigate the submission process. All levels of fiction…

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Open Mic

February 19 @ 7:20 pm - 9:30 pm
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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Midrash Workshop with Alicia Ostriker on Zoom

February 20 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free – $124 6 tickets left

Midrash writing is a modern adaptation of an ancient rabbinic form--retelling some of the compelling stories in the Bible, from the point of view of the characters. In workshop, we start by re-imagining Adam and Eve, then go on to more complicated tales, discovering what they can mean for us today. Participants work at speed—some exercises 1 minute, some exercises 7 minutes—in order to short-circuit mental censorship. Participants read their poems (or pass, if they are uncomfortable reading to a…

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The 36 Chambers—Writing a “Mix-Tape” Poem with Kofi Antwi (via Zoom)

February 21 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free – $124 13 tickets left

We will discuss the origins of a mixtape poem, and how it can lend a voice, creative aesthetic, and sound to one’s writing. We will read four examples of mixtape poems. Each poem will be read out loud twice by different participants of the workshop. Once participants from the workshop are finished reading each poem, we will discuss how the lyrics/lines in the particular poem creates a constructed narrative by the writer. We will use our lines/verses/quotes that is brought to…

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An Evening with Alicia Ostriker, Roger Reeves, and Jeffrey Yang (via Zoom)

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – $25 366 tickets left

This reading will take place via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed at the time of registration. (Please check spam / promotions folder for this email and email [email protected] with any questions.) This reading is free and open to the public, though we would be most appreciative of a donation. Alicia Ostriker, a poet and critic, has published seventeen volumes of poetry, including The Volcano and After (2020), Waiting for the Light (2017), which received the National Jewish Book Award, The Book…

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Write an Electric Ten-Minute Play with Barbara Blatner via Zoom

February 27 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free – $124 12 tickets left

Ten-minute play festivals abound. How do we write a really interesting ten-minute play that is not a skit, is shaped for maximum impact and becomes a full and fascinating experience for an audience? In this workshop, you will write a new ten-minute play and work to make it crackle with tension. You will first identify the core conflict you want to explore, then unfold in time your intensifying conflict by crafting what is called rising action. Writers of all levels…

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Coming of Age: Workshop with D. Nurkse via Zoom

February 28 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free – $124 10 tickets left

We are and radically are not our childhood selves. This workshop will look at poets including Yusef Komunyakaa, Larry Levis, Simon J Ortiz and Lucille Clifton and consider how poets handle life transitions--being one person today, someone wildly different tomorrow--in a coherent (or deliberately broken) arc? Do poets remain faithful to the way they saw as children? This workshop is interactive within the constraints of class size--there will be space for a free write and discussion of participants' own work".…

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March 2021

Submission Sunday (March 2021)

March 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
$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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An Evening with Kazim Ali, Jill Bialosky, and Mark Wunderlich (via Zoom)

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – $25 389 tickets left

Please join us for this powerful reading, which will take place via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed immediately at the time of registration. (Please check spam / promotions folder for this email and email [email protected] with any questions.) This reading is free and open to the public, though we would be most appreciative of a donation. KAZIM ALI was born in the United Kingdom and has lived transnationally in the United States, Canada, India, France, and the Middle East.…

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Generative Workshop with Mark Wunderlich via Zoom

March 13 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free – $124 9 tickets left

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 returning to a state of meditative expectancy conducive to writing poetry, daily practices that will bring writers to the page with a sense of wonder and joy.  We will write together, share some of what we have…

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Open Write

March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$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. $10 for non-members; free for members (will be deducted at checkout when you log in). This group will take place via Zoom. You will get Zoom login instructions when you receive your registration confirmation email. Become a member here.

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The Art of Paying Attention with Anna Potter on Zoom

March 14 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free – $124 14 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, two-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 of tinned…

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Open Mic

March 19 @ 7:20 pm - 9:30 pm
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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How to Use Enjambment and Line Endings with Sean Singer via Zoom

March 20 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free – $124 13 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 with CMarie Fuhrman via Zoom

March 21 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free – $124 13 tickets left

This revision workshop is open to all genres. More details to follow. 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. Please note: 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…

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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
Free – $124 12 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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An Evening with Tommye Blount, Brian Komei Dempster, and Allison Hutchcraft (via Zoom)

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – $25 399 tickets left

This reading will take place via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed immediately at the time of registration. (Please check spam / promotions folder for this email and email [email protected] with any questions.) Sure to be a powerful and inspiring reading, this event is free and open to the public, though we would be most appreciative of a donation. A Cave Canem alumnus, Tommye Blount is the author of Fantasia for the Man in Blue (Four Way Books, 2020),…

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April 2021

Submission Sunday (April 2021)

April 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
$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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Slapering Hol Press Presents: an evening with Indran Amirthanayagam, Rebecca Morgan Frank, and Vijay Shesadri (via Zoom)

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – $25 399 tickets left

Slapering Hol Press is proud to present this poetry reading, which will be held via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed immediately at the time of registration. (Please check spam / promotions folder for this email and email [email protected] with any questions.) This reading is free and open to the public, though we would be most appreciative of a donation. Indran Amirthanayagam writes poetry in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole. He is the author of nineteen books…

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Open Write

April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$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. $10 for non-members; free for members (will be deducted at checkout when you log in). This group will take place via Zoom. You will get Zoom login instructions when you receive your registration confirmation email. Become a member here.

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Writing the Bop with Afaa Michael Weaver via Zoom

April 11 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free – $124 12 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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Open Mic

April 16 @ 7:20 pm - 9:30 pm
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
Free – $124 11 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. Please note: The Altman Persons of Color Scholarships are free and given on a first come, first served basis. PLEASE REGISTER FOR NO MORE THAN ONE SCHOLARSHIP SPOT PER MONTH. Please notify us right away if your plans change and you cannot attend…

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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
Free – $124 15 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 Paradez, and C.Dale Young (via Zoom)

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – $25 400 tickets left

This reading will take place via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed immediately at the time of registration. (Please check spam / promotions folder for this email and email [email protected] with any questions.) This reading is free and open to the public, though we would be most appreciative of a donation. Elana Bell is the author of Mother Country (BOA Editions in 2020), poems about fertility, motherhood, and mental illness. Elana’s debut collection of poetry, Eyes, Stones (LSU Press…

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Defining and Assembling Your Memoir with Susan Hodara via Zoom

April 24 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free – $124 8 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
Free – $124 8 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. There are two free Altman Persons of Color Scholarships available on a first come, first served basis. Please register for no more than one per month per student. Let HVWC know immediately if your…

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

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – $25 397 tickets left

This reading will take place via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed immediately at the time of registration. (Please check spam / promotions folder for this email and email [email protected] with any questions.) This reading is free and open to the public, though we would be most appreciative of a donation. Praised by the New York Times for his “dazzling, tactile grasp of the world,” Mark Doty is a renowned author of poetry and prose. He is the author…

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May 2021

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

May 2 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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
$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
$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. $10 for non-members; free for members (will be deducted at checkout when you log in). This group will take place via Zoom. You will get Zoom login instructions when you receive your registration confirmation email. Become a member here.

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An evening with Alex Dimitrov & Donika Kelly via Zoom

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – $25 449 tickets left

Please join us as we welcome Alex Dimitrov and Donika Kelly as they 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. Donations (towards the poets’ honoraria) are encouraged and appreciated. You will receive the link as soon as you register so be sure to check your spam…

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Open Mic

May 21 @ 7:20 pm - 9:30 pm
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

Protected: Craft Class: Writing Grief with Edward Hirsch via Zoom

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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Voices of Poetry at HVWC

June 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free – $25 500 tickets left

Join us for an afternoon of exceptional poetry and music, featuring a quarter of award-winning poets. After the readings, we will have a Q&A. You may submit questions before the event to [email protected], or ask them at the time of the Q&A. This reading is free and capped at 500. Donations (towards the poets’ honoraria) are encouraged and appreciated. Nicole Callihan writes poems, stories and essays. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming in, among others, American Poetry Review, Painted…

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Protected: Craft Class European Poetry in Translation with Edward Hirsch via Zoom

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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