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.

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

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

More than any of the other writing arts, poetry satisfies the imagination through strategic omission, surprising order, precise or unexpected word choices and deep subtext. We read what's implied or implicit in a poem as intensely as we read the actual lines themselves, gleaning more of what is being said by noticing the unsaid: tone […]

$124.00

Open Write (via Zoom)

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

Please join us for our warm and welcoming Open Write Nights, recurring monthly on the Second Saturday of each month! This group will take place in Via Zoom only. We hope to return to Hybrid format (in person and via Zoom ) for the April Open Write.  Your hosts Michelle Thomas and Cassie Cartaginese will facilitate an […]

$10.00

Mandala Illumination Writers Workshop with Karen Finley via Zoom

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

Writing from the Mandala A mandala is a circular composition of symbols, images and shapes. Mandala in Sanskrit means circle.  In our workshop we will create our own mandala either with images or words and let our circle speak back to us for inspiration. We will have a series of prompts, meditations for us to […]

$124.00

Slapering Hol Press Presents: Launch Reading for THE MOTHERS by Dorianne Laux & Leila Chatti (via Zoom)

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

Join the SHP co-editors and Advisory Committee on Zoom as they welcome Dorianne Laux and Leila Chatti, the authors of our new Conversation Chapbook, THE MOTHERS (SHP, 2022). Laux and Chatti will read from their co-authored collection and answer questions from the audience. Tickets are free but your donations are most appreciated. The reading will […]

Free – $25.00

The Wide World: An Introduction to Translating Poetry with Sarah Arvio on Zoom

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

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. We will work on texts already translated, so as to have a comparison text to consult. We will talk about voice, rhythm, style, tone, […]

$124.00

Submission Sunday (via Zoom)

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

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. […]

$10.00

Midrash Workshop with Alicia Ostriker on Zoom

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

Please note that this workshop is now sold out! Thanks for all the interest. If you want to be put on the waiting list for this workshop, or have questions about other workshop options, please email [email protected] Midrash writing is a modern adaptation of an ancient rabbinic form–retelling some of the compelling stories in the […]

$124.00

Pageturning Fiction Workshop with Joanne Dobson (via Zoom)

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

This multi-week class series will be taught on Zoom. It will start on Thursday, March 3 and end on April 7 for six consecutive Thursdays. If you’ve ever stayed up ‘til three with a compelling novel, you’ve probably wondered, “How do they do that?” Study the literary techniques of popular genres and learn how to create […]

$267.00 – $320.00

Recurring

The Art of Dramatic Writing with William Bigelow

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

This is a course designed for writers looking to create screenplays, stage plays and teleplays for one-hour televisions shows. Paramount in this effort, we will focus on an approach which is necessary in all dramatic writing -- the importance of conflict. How we define, pinpoint and create interesting, unusual characters. How structure is the backbone […]

$270 – $320

Recurring

Year of Your Book: Poetry with Jennifer Franklin

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

Part 5 of a year-long class. How long have you been saying that you want to compile all of your polished poems into a full-length collection? How much longer do you have to wait? A combination of workshopping new and old poems and deep revision, serious critique, deadlines, and mutual support, the goal is a […]

$320.00