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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Master Craft Class on revision with Mary Jo Bang (IN PERSON)

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

Marianne Moore said, "our thorns are the best part of you" ("Roses Only"). The key to revision then is not to eliminate the poem's metaphoric thorns but to convince the reader that they are essential. There are many revision strategies, all of them begin with some sort of dissatisfaction followed by action. This class is an opportunity to […]

$130.00

The Elements of Short Fiction with Jennifer Gessner (in person at HVWC)

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

“There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman.” ~ Emile Zola What I’ve learned over my years in education and publishing, is something I likely knew innately and that led me down my career path – everyone has a story to tell. […]

$335.00

Workshop of Pure Critique with Peter Bricklebank (via Zoom on Thursday mornings)

Zoom NY, United States

In Pure Critique we range far and wide in our discussions. To give you a sense of the creative fervor, the maelstrom of imaginative popcorn, the synaptic jumps and quantum leaps, the sheer headburn of lightbulbs going on and topics leaping fro and to, here's a sample of subjects that have come under scrutiny, the microscope, and […]

$440.00

Writing What You Didn’t Expect to Write with Alicia Ostriker (via Zoom)

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

This 4 hour intensive class is designed to stretch participants’ imaginations by giving you a sequence of provocative prompts of very various kinds, and very short writing times so as to short-circuit your cerebral controls and free what is lurking beneath the conscious brain. NB: This class will be taught on Zoom and will be […]

$150.00

Bilingual Poetry Workshop with Silvina López Medin (via Zoom)

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

This four-week workshop will meet on Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM ET on Zoom, from June 4 through June 25. Description in English: Over the course of this four-week workshop, we will read poems by 4 Latin American poets: Elvira Hernández (tr. Alec Schumacher), Liliana Ponce (tr. Michael Martin Shea), Miyó Vestrini (tr. Anne Boyer & Cassandra […]

$265.00

Sorrow Is Not My Name: Writing Poems to Find Joy and Renewal through Grief with Meghan Sterling (via Zoom)

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

This 6-week class meets on Zoom, Wednesdays, 4-6 PM ET, beginning June 12, ending July 17. In his poem, Sorrow is Not My Name, Ross Gay writes, “No matter the pull toward brink. No/ matter the florid, deep sleep awaits./There is a time for everything.” As we live through difficult and uncertain times, there is […]

$335.00

Poet as Witness to History: A Generative Writing Class with Tina Cane (via Zoom)

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

“History is the function of any one of us,” Charles Olson once said. In this workshop we will consider the poet as a witness to history and poetry as document. We will read and discuss poets from various periods in order to understand how their cultural moment impacted their writing and what impact their writing […]

$130.00

The Art of Dramatic Writing for Stage, Screen, and Television with Bill Bigelow (via Zoom)

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

This is a course designed for writers looking to create screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays for television 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 of […]

$335.00

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 […]

$130.00

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 […]

$150.00