The Hudson Valley Writers' Center

Calendar of Events


2005*: Jan l Feb l Mar l Apr l May l Jun l Jul l Aug l Sep l Oct l Nov l Dec
Archive: 2001 l 2002 l 2003 l 2004 l 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012

Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
January 2005
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers
Friday,
January 21
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
February 2005
Bill Tonelli with authors Fred Gardaphe and Mary Caponegro from his anthology, The Italian American Reader
Sunday,
February 6
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Reading by authors Leonard Marcus and Jean Nathan
Sunday,
February 13
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Third Friday reading featuring Doretta Cornell, Cindy Beer-Fouhy, and Ellen Goldsmith. Introductions by Suzanne Cleary.
Friday,
February 18
6:15 - 7:15 pm

Coffee Labs
7 Main Street,
Tarrytown

Free
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers
Friday,
February 18
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Reading by poets Stephen Stepanchev and Peter Kane Dufault
Sunday,
February 27
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
March 2005
CANCELLED
Reading by poet Ray Gonzalez
cancelled
Reading by writers Merrill Feitell and Christine Schutt
Sunday,
March 13
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Third Friday reading featuring Herbert Hadad, Marilyn Johnson, and Michael Carman.
Friday,
March 18
6:15 - 7:15 pm
Coffee Labs
7 Main Street,
Tarrytown
Free
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers
Friday,
March 18
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
April 2005 National Poetry Month
Performance poetry featuring Jack McCarthy and Roger Bonair-Agard
Friday,
April 1
8 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Poetry Caravan celebrates its new anthology. With poet Usha Akella and others.
Sunday,
April 3
3 pm
HVWC
free
donations welcome!
Slapering Hol Press reading by poet Nancy Taylor Everett, 2004 Chapbook Competition winner
Friday,
April 8
8 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Third Friday reading featuring Suzanne Cleary, Jesse Schotter, and Pamela Hart. Introductions by Ann Lauinger.
Friday,
April 15
7 - 8 pm
Coffee Labs
7 Main Street,
Tarrytown
Free
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers
Friday,
April 15
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Reading by poets Denise Duhamel and Virgil Suarez
Friday,
April 22
8 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
May 2005
Reading by short story writers C.M. Mayo and David Means
Sunday,
May 15
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Third Friday reading featuring Neal Spitzer, Ann Cefola, and Peggy Ellsberg. Hosted by Meredith Trede.
Friday,
May 20
6:15 - 7:15 pm
Coffee Labs
7 Main Street,
Tarrytown
Free
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers
Friday,
May 20
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Reading by Angie Cruz and Nelly Rosario
Sunday,
May 22
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
June 2005
Reading by Roxana Robinson (A Perfect Stranger and Other Stories) and Mary Gordon (Pearl: A Novel)
Thursday,
June 2
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Reading by Robert Klein (The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue: A Child of the Fifties Looks Back)
Thursday,
June 9
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Memoir class celebration of Dan Wolfe's newly published Korean War memoir, Cold Ground's Been My Bed and readings by class members Linda Knapp, Pat Ryan, Julia Mallach, Laura Carraro and Wolfe
Friday,
June 10
7:30 pm
HVWC
Free
Reading by graphic novelists Jessica Abel and Matt Madden
Thursday,
June 16
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Third Friday reading featuring E.J. Antonio, Susan Pliner, and Estha Weiner. Hosted by Herbert Hadad.
Friday,
June 17
6:15 - 7:15 pm
Coffee Labs
7 Main Street,
Tarrytown
Free
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers
Friday,
June 17
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
July 2005
Reading by poets Emily Fragos (Little Savage) and Hermine Meinhard (Bright Turquoise Umbrella)
Thursday,
July 7
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
William Zinsser (Writing About Your Life: A Journey into the Past, On Writing Well, and many others), Catherine Wald (editor of The Resilient Writer: Tales of Triumph and Rejection by 20 Top Authors)
Thursday,
July 14
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Third Friday reading featuring Conrad Geller, Elizabeth Harrington and Maxine Silverman. Hosted by Meredith Trede.
Friday,
July 15
6:15 - 7:15 pm
Coffee Labs
7 Main Street,
Tarrytown
Free
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers
Friday,
July 15
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Reading by Demetria Martinez (Mother Tongue and The Devil's Workshop) as part of Curbstone Press celebrating its 30th year
Thursday,
July 21
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Book party for local writer Matthew McGough and his book Bat Boy: My True Life Adventures Coming of Age with the New York Yankees
Friday,
July 22
7:30 pm
HVWC
Free
Presentation by members of Karen Finley's "Self Scripting" class
Thursday,
July 28
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
August 2005
Presentation by members of Karen Finley's Teen "Self Scripting" class
Thursday,
August 4
7:30 pm
HVWC
Free
Third Friday reading featuring Dominick Angiello and Sana Mulji-Dutt. Hosted by Ann Lauinger.
Friday,
August 19
6:15 - 7:15 pm
Coffee Labs
7 Main Street,
Tarrytown
Free
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers
Friday,
August 19
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
September 2005
Off World Theatre presents a reading of the new play, Mr. Hoover's Tea Party with playwright Stanton Wood, director Tamilla Woodard, and two actors who play J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Saturday, September 10
8 pm
HVWC
$8 (nonmembers)
$6 (HVWC members)
Third Friday reading
Friday,
September 16
6:15 - 7:15 pm
Coffee Labs
7 Main Street,
Tarrytown
Free
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers
Friday,
September 16
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Reading by poet Kurt Brown and National Book Award finalist Joan Silber (Ideas of Heaven: A Ring of Stories)
Sunday, September 18
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
"Folklore in Writing: Washington Irving's Legacy," a brief talk by Dr. Michael Black, kicks off the NY Folklore Society's state conference, followed by a reading and talk by Kirin Narayan (Mondays on the Dark Side of the Moon: Himalayan Foothill Folktales)
Friday, September 23
7:15 pm
HVWC

$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)

Free to NY Folklore Society members

The HVWC joins in "Farm Days" at Tarrytown's Farmers' Market with stories, music and more
Saturday, September 24
8:30 am - 2 pm
Patriots Park, Tarrytown
Free
Nina Shengold and members of her lower Catskills writers' group celebrate her new book, Clearcut. Introductions by Laura Shaine Cunningham
Friday, September 30
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
October 2005
Second Annual Hudson Valley Golf Classic to benefit the HVWC
Monday,
October 3
12 pm shotgun start
Hudson Hills Golf Course
$275
Reading celebrating mystery writing with S. J. Rozan and Joanne Dobson
Friday, October 14
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
A musical version of Alice Low's The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches
Sunday,
October 16
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (children; HVWC members)
$10 (family)
Actor/comedian/writer Robert Klein reads some of his favorite Scary Stories
Wednesday,
October 19
7:30 pm
Sunnyside
$20 (nonmembers)
$18 (HVWC & HHV members)
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers
Friday,
October 21
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
A wine lover's event to benefit the Writers' Center featuring Elin McCoy reading from her book on Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Emperor of Wine
Sunday,
October 23
4:30 pm
HVWC
$35
Prayers for Victims of Katrina: Writers Respond with a Benefit Reading of Original Work; presented by members of Karen Finley's workshop
Thursday, October 27
8 pm
HVWC
suggested donation $10
all proceeds to be donated to First Book's "Book Relief" initiative
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
November 2005
A reading by two Middle Eastern poets, Sholeh Wolpe and Matthew Shenoda, as part of a local week-long celebration, "The Spirit of Andalusia". Mansour Ajami and Herbert Hadad will also read.
Sunday,
November 6
4:30 pm
HVWC
Free
Annual Autumn Celebration, honoring Esmeralda Santiago. Dinner, Dance, and Silent Auction to benefit the HVWC
Friday,
November 11
7 pm
Sleepy Hollow Country Club
$200
Slapering Hol Press Poetry Series Reading with Cindy Beer-Fouhy, Susan H. Case, Suzanne Cleary, Brenda Connor-Bey, Ann Lauinger, Margo Stever, Meredith Trede, and Estha Weiner
Wednesday, November 16
7:30 pm
Jean Jacques'
468 Bedford Road, Pleasantville
$7
includes coffee & pastry
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers
Friday,
November 18
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
A reading by essayist Herbert Hadad, poet/prose writer Marilyn Johnson, and poet Meredith Trede
Sunday,
November 20
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
December 2005
December Festival with writer Esmeralda Santiago; Latino music by Sonando; traditional refreshments
Sunday,
December 4
2 pm
Paulding School, Tarrytown
Free
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers
Friday,
December 16
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3

Notes:

HVWC = The Hudson Valley Writers' Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY. Events are held in the restored Philipse Manor railroad station.

The Masters School is located at 49 Clinton Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY. Events are held in the Claudia Boettcher Theatre on the campus. Take Route 9 to Clinton Avenue in Dobbs Ferry; go southeast on Clinton, past two campus houses to main entrance of school; turn left at stone marker. The campus is located about one mile from the Dobbs Ferry railroad station on Metro-North's Hudson River Line. Cab service is available.

Sunnyside is located in Tarrytown, New York, one mile south of the Tappan Zee Bridge on Route 9 (turn west on West Sunnyside Lane).

Warner Library is located at 121 North Broadway (Route 9), Tarrytown, New York, approximately 1.5 miles north of the Tappan Zee Bridge.

Teachers & Writers Collaborative is located at 5 Union Square West, NYC. For directions call 212-691-6590.

Jean Jacques' Culinary Creations, Inc. is located at 468 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, New York 10570. Phone number: 914-747-8191. Take Metro-North's Harlem Line train from Grand Central to Pleasantville.

For further information about any of these events, call the Writers' Center at 914-332-5953.