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.

Workshops – This category encompasses all one-day and multi-week classes, whether in person or via Zoom.

Readings – Our readings are in many different genres and take place in person, on Zoom, or both!

HVWC Recurring Events – This category encompasses such regular favorites as Open Mic, Open Write, and Submission Sunday.

Special Events – These other creative experiences are sure to interest our creative community!

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Turning Your Life into a Young Adult/Middle Grade Novel with Nora Raleigh Baskin (Via Zoom)

Hudson Valley Writers Center Philipse Manor Station, Sleepy Hollow, NY, United States

Flannery O'Connor once said “Anyone who survived childhood has enough material to write for the rest of his life.” In this course participants will learn how to use their true life memories and tell the story they’ve always wanted to tell. We will learn the ways to successfully turn those memories into fiction, as well […]

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Writing From the End of the World with Caitlin Grace McDonnell (via Zoom)

Hudson Valley Writers Center Philipse Manor Station, Sleepy Hollow, NY, United States

Richard Wilbur said, “One of the jobs of poetry is to make the unbearable bearable by clear, precise confrontations.” When it feels like the world is ending, we notice things around us in a new way. Our attention becomes very present to detail. That's what fueled my latest book of poems, Pandemic City, written while […]

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Open Write (via Zoom)

Hudson Valley Writers Center Philipse Manor Station, Sleepy Hollow, NY, United States

Please join us for our warm and welcoming Open Write Nights, recurring monthly on the FOURTH MONDAY of each month. Your host Sarah Rizzuto will facilitate an evening of generative writing, story swapping and community building via ZOOM. This month's theme: Perception Open Write is $10 or FREE to members. If you are a member you […]

“Freeing the Angel of Precise, Concise, Powerful, Distilled-Down-to-Its-Essence Poetry from the Marble of Floridity, Flummery, and Furbelows,” or “Shut Up and Kiss Me” with Kim Addonizio (via Zoom)

Hudson Valley Writers Center Philipse Manor Station, Sleepy Hollow, NY, United States

As poets, we’re often tasked with not only precision—the right word—but concision. Poetry can dive deep in a short space; that’s a special virtue of the short poem. It can be surprisingly difficult to write one—or to trim the fat from a longer piece. We’ll talk about the virtues of “slashing and burning” as well […]

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Poetry’s Strange, Surreal Forest: Cultivating the Delightfully Odd in Our Poems with Lauren Brazeal Garza (via Zoom)

Hudson Valley Writers Center Philipse Manor Station, Sleepy Hollow, NY, United States

In this four hour poetry intensive, will we will discover ways to encourage delightful oddness within our poems through experimentation, discussion, and generative prompts. First, we will first explore the art of persona poetry: discussing how the "I" in persona poems differs from the "lyric I,” and how the safe distance created by this difference […]

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Writing What Can’t Be Said: Poetry Workshop and Discussion with Eve Grubin (via Zoom)

Hudson Valley Writers Center Philipse Manor Station, Sleepy Hollow, NY, United States

Jean Valentine said, “I’m interested in what can’t be said, in what literally can’t be said…if I could I’d write in silence.” Louise Glück wrote, “I am attracted to ellipsis, to the unsaid, to suggestion, to eloquent, deliberate silence. The unsaid, for me, exerts great power: often I wish an entire poem could be made […]

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Zoom Reading: Poets from the North Country with Philip Memmer, Willa Carroll & Steven Huff

Hudson Valley Writers Center Philipse Manor Station, Sleepy Hollow, NY, United States

Please join HVWC and poet & SHP Advisory Committee member, Estha Weiner, as we welcome three wonderful poets from Upstate New York to read on Zoom on Sunday June 30th from 4-5:30pm. Each poet will read and engage with the audience for a Q&A. Philip Memmer is the author of six books of poems, most […]

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Submission Sunday (via Zoom)

Hudson Valley Writers Center Philipse Manor Station, Sleepy Hollow, NY, United States

Submission Sundays is a free service to members of HVWC. Space is limited so please reserve your spot. 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 […]

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Youth Grades 5-8 World Building 101

Hudson Valley Writers Center Philipse Manor Station, Sleepy Hollow, NY, United States

World Building 101 July 8-12 9:15am-1pm Do you love reading adventure books with fantastical settings and magical elements? Have you ever wanted to write a story set in a place you’ve never been? Through this workshop, students will understand the layout of the land within their stories, no matter what genre. We will take a […]

The Beads & The Necklace: How To Start & Revise a Memoir or Series of Personal Essays by Finding a Compelling Structure in Six Weeks with David McLoghlin (via Zoom)

Hudson Valley Writers Center Philipse Manor Station, Sleepy Hollow, NY, United States

This 6-week class will be taught on Zoom (Tuesdays, July 9 - August 13, 1:30-3:30 PM ET). Whether you’re getting started or are mid-draft, this class will help you map and clarify your structure. This class takes a process-driven approach via discussion of different aspects of craft and a series of in-class writing and story-mapping […]

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