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!

Loading Events

« All Events

Jazz and Poetry with Sean Singer (via Zoom)

November 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


What is a jazz novel? What is jazz poetry? What are the sources of jazz as an art form? What are the sources and meanings of art? What work does the music do for the whole community? The mission of this course is to find out how poets and fiction writers have written about jazz music. How can words, inert objects, be used to convey this blues-based, improvisatory, aural art form? How do writers convey its sound, history within Afro- America, its connections with the Civil Rights Movement, and its own mythology? What is a jazz-related piece of writing? Is it merely “about” jazz, or does it do something more? How have women fit or not fit into jazz’s male-dominated environment? What are the implications for jazz, historically an Afro-American art form, the history of which has been mostly written by whites? How do poems respond to jazz in all its musical and cultural overtones? How are written art forms able or unable to convey an oral form? What is jazz? Where is it going? Readings include a range of fiction and poetry. Students will write both creative and critical work.

NB: This class will be taught on Zoom (Sunday, November 10, 12:30-2:30 PM ET) and will be capped at 15 students. Registrants will receive the Zoom link to the email address they use to register. It will arrive immediately after registration so please check your spam folder if you do not receive it. It will also be sent the day before class as a reminder. Please review the course policies page before registering for any classes. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

All HVWC scholarship applications will be available on May 1 and will be due on May 15 for all summer/fall 2024 classes.

Sean Singer is the author of Discography (Yale University Press, 2002), winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, selected by W.S. Merwin, and the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America; Honey & Smoke (Eyewear Publishing, 2015); and Today in the Taxi (Tupelo Press, 2022) which won the 2022 National Jewish Book award. He runs a manuscript consultation service at www.seansingerpoetry.com


The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Jazz and Poetry (Sean Singer)
$ 130.00
15 available


November 10
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Event Categories:
, ,


Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website


View Organizer Website