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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.

November 2019

Introduction to Translation with Sarah Arvio

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$210 11 tickets left

NB: This is a four-week class that starts on Thursday November 21st and ends on Thursday December 19th. It will not meet on Thanksgiving. The Wide World: Translating Poetry There is nothing so beautiful as transforming a poem from a foreign language into your own language. In this class we will work on translating poems from any language into English. If you have not yet chosen a poet, I will help you choose your poet. At the start, we will…

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Out There, In Here: Mysteries of the Ekphrastic with Fred Marchant

November 23 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$124 10 tickets left

As a response to a work of visual art, the ekphrastic poem inevitably goes far beyond description and often leads poet and reader into all sorts of associations, insights, memories, feelings, revelations. In our one-day intensive poetry workshop, we will examine and discuss how a poem (and poet) can respond to what is "out there" in a given work of art while at the same time surfacing the inner-life richness the artwork generates" within the poet's mind. There will be…

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Mapping the Plot with Kirsten Bakis

November 24 @ 12:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$100 13 tickets left

This one-day, two-hour class is back by popular demand. Kirsten Bakis will help you map the plot of your novel in progress. Open to writers of all levels. If you only have one day to devote to mapping the plot of your novel, spend it with award-winning novelist, Kirsten Bakis, as she guides you through the process of outlining your next fictional work. Kirsten Bakis‘s novel Lives of the Monster Dogs was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, won…

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December 2019

Submission Sunday

December 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Free 18 spots left

Submission Sundays is a free service to members of HVWC. Space is limited to 20 participants each session so please reserve your spot.   One Sunday a month, 12:30-2:30 pm. Join host Mary Ann Scott for two hours of insider information on where and how to send your best work. 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…

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SHP Presents: MFA Spotlight

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$10 68 tickets left
Slapering Hol Press logo

Six emerging poets from the Hunter, Manhattanville, and NYU MFA programs will read their work.

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One-Day Memoir Intensive with Susan Hodara

December 7 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$124 5 tickets left
Susan Hodara

NB: This is a one-day class. Are you inspired to write about the transforming events of your life? Are you drawn to explore the circumstances surrounding your most vivid memories? For those with a work-in-progress or those starting fresh, this four-hour class will offer a supportive environment where we’ll be talking about memoir writing, writing in class and sharing for constructive feedback. You will leave with a new work-in-progress and some insights into the stories you want to write.

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An Evening with Lauren Acampora & Sandra Newman

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$10 67 tickets left

Lauren Acampora's first novel, The Paper Wasp, was published by Grove Atlantic in June 2019. It’s been named a Best Summer Read by The New York Times Book Review, USA Today, ELLE, Town & Country, BBC.com, Daily Mail (UK), Thrillist, O Magazine, and Publishers Weekly. Her debut collection of linked stories, The Wonder Garden, was published by Grove in May 2015. It was named a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and an Indie Next selection, and was…

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Open Write

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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$10 20 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 and community building at the Hudson Valley Writers Center. Prompts will be offered, refreshments served (that includes wine). Stories swapped. $10 for non-members; free for members (will be deducted at checkout when you log in).   Become a member here.

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Open Mic

December 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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$5 50 tickets left

Our Open Mic Nights are held from 7:30-9:30 pm on the 3rd Friday of each month. Doors open at 7 pm for event starting at 7:30. Due to popular demand to participate, we've had to limit the amount of readers to 20. NEW: We're adjusting the policy to balance the demand at the door and online: There are now 10 performer slots up for sale online, placing you on the list in order of your purchase. The other 10 slots…

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Emerging Writers Open Write

December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$10 20 tickets left

We are excited to offer an Emerging Writers Open Write, based on our popular monthly Open Write. We welcome young writers 18-30 years old for this event. 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 Open Write is free for HVWC members and $10 a session for non-members. It will take place on the third Saturday of each month from 7:00…

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