The Hudson Valley Writers' Center

Calendar of Events


2006*: Jan l Feb l Mar l Apr l May l Jun l Jul l Aug l Sep l Oct l Nov l Dec l 2007
*check back often, as dates are always being added.
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Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
January 2006
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers; hosted by Julia Rust
Friday,
January 20
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Slapering Hol Press sampler: readings by chapbook competition winners and advisory board poets, including Cindy Beer-Fouhy, Suzanne Cleary, Susan Case, Sean Nevin, David Tucker, Estha Weiner
Sunday,
January 29
6 - 8 pm
The Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village
$6
includes one drink
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
February 2006
poets Kazim Ali (The Far Mosque) and Anne Marie Macari (Gloryland); introduction by Jo Pitkin *cancelled due to snowstorm -- rescheduled for April 9th
Sunday,
February 12*
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Slapering Hol Press Poetry Series Reading with Kevin Pilkington and Anneliese Wagner
Wednesday, February 15
7:30 pm
Jean Jacques'
468 Bedford Road, Pleasantville
$7
includes coffee & pastry
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers; hosted by James Joseph
Friday,
February 17
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
A reading by novelist Jamaica Kincaid
Tuesday,
February 28
8 pm
Masters School
$10
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
March 2006 National Small Press Month
writers Staton Rabin (Betsy and the Emperor) and Marthe Jocelyn (Mable Riley: A Reliable Record of Humdrum, Peril, and Adventure)
Sunday,
March 5
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Slapering Hol Press Poetry Series Reading with Liz Irmiter, Jo Pitkin, and Matt Schwartz
Wednesday, March 15
7:30 pm
Jean Jacques'
468 Bedford Road, Pleasantville
$7
includes coffee & pastry
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers; hosted by Reggie Marra
Friday,
March 17
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
A celebration of writer Zora Neale Hurston with Thomasenia Myers (Professor Emeritus, Purchase College, SUNY, Literature Board of Study) and writers influenced by her work, including Brenda Connor-Bey, Jacqui Johnson, Therese Folkes Plair, and E. J. Antonio
Sunday,
March 19
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Karen Finley kicks off the international book tour for her new novella, George & Martha. Contains adult material.
Friday,
March 31
8 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
April 2006 National Poetry Month
Bakeless Prize winners David Tucker (Late for Work) and Ron Slate (The Incentive of the Maggot)
Sunday,
April 2
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
poets Kazim Ali (The Far Mosque) and Anne Marie Macari (Gloryland); introduction by Jo Pitkin *originally scheduled for February 12th but postponed due to snowstorm
Sunday,
April 9*
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Slapering Hol Press Poetry Series Reading with Holly Posner, Cathy Appel, and Gary Whitehead
Wednesday,
April 19
7:30 pm
Jean Jacques'
468 Bedford Road, Pleasantville
$7
includes coffee & pastry
Slapering Hol Press 2005 Chapbook Competition winner Sean Nevin followed by Open Mike
Friday,
April 21
8 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
A reading by poet and National Book Award winner Gerald Stern of Lambertville, NJ, in honor of Earth Day and National Poetry Month, as part of Westchester Arts Council's Live at the Arts Exchange program.
Saturday,
April 22
4 - 6 pm
Westchester Arts Council
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC & WAC members)
HVWC joins in a Moveable Feast with poets Carl Dennis, Marianne Boruch, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Kurt Brown, Catherine Barnett, and other Warren Wilson writers (we will be the third and final stop in an afternoon of readings along the river.)
Sunday,
April 30
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
May 2006
Party to celebrate the success of Marilyn Johnson's new book, The Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs and the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries
Friday,
May 5
8 pm
HVWC
Free (donations are welcome)
Slapering Hol Press Poetry Series Reading with Nicholas Johnson, Linda Simone, and Ilene Starger
Wednesday,
May 17
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,
May 19
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
June 2006
A reading by Sheila Kohler, Sasha Troyan, Porter Shreve and Susan Shreve
Friday,
June 2
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Anniversary Cocktail Party to celebrate our 10 years in the Philipse Manor Railroad Station
Friday,
June 9
7 - 9 pm
HVWC
$35 per person
$60 per couple
Block Party to celebrate our 10 year anniversary in the Philipse Manor station
Sunday,
June 11
1 - 4 pm
HVWC
Free
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers
Friday,
June 16
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Pizza Party Reading with children's writer Elizabeth Levy
Wednesday,
June 28
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
July 2006
A reading by poets David Petruzelli and Sarah Hannah cancelled due to storm (tornado!) -- will be rescheduled.
Wednesday,
July 12
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
A reading by Lyn Miller-Lachmann and Gwendolyn Bounds
Wednesday,
July 19
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers
Friday,
July 21
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
A reading by Paulette Licitra, Peter Selgin, Amy Halloran and Mary Tabor
Wednesday,
July 26
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
August 2006
James Baldwin Birthday Celebration, with Brenda Connor-Bey and Thomasenia Myers
Wednesday,
August 2
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers
Friday,
August 18
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
September 2006
Slapering Hol Press Second Friday Cafe with poet Jeffrey McDaniel and a reading by actors John Blaylock and Erin-Kate Howard of a one-act play, "The Price of Beauty," by Joe Lauinger
Friday, September 8
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
A reading by writers Marian Fontana (A Widow's Walk), Brad Kessler (Birds in Fall), and Hayan Charara (The Sadness of Others). Reservations suggested, 914-332-5953 or info@writerscenter.org
Sunday, September 10
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers
Friday,
September 15
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
An interdisciplinary reading by performance poet Edwin Torres. Introduction by Patricia Smith.
Sunday,
September 24
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Third Annual Hudson Valley Golf Classic to benefit HVWC programs and community outreach. Reservations: 914-332-5953 or info@writerscenter.org
Monday,
September 25
1 pm shotgun start
Hudson Hills Golf Course
various
Off World Theatre presents a reading of Count Down by Dominique Cieri, in preparation for a full-scale production at the Bank Street Theatre. A talkback session with the playwright, director, and cast members follows.
Saturday, September 30
8 pm
HVWC
$9 (nonmembers)
$7 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
October 2006
Readings from the just-released anthology, Literature from the 'Axis of Evil' and Other Enemy Nations, with editor Samantha Schnee
Thursday, October 12
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Slapering Hol Press Second Friday Cafe featuring readers from Chance of a Ghost: An Anthology of Contemporary Ghost Poems
Friday, October 13
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
A reading by poets Brooks Haxton (Uproar: Antiphones to Psalms) and Elaine Sexton (Sleuth).
Sunday, October 15
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers
Friday,
October 20
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
A reading by members of our fall workshop with Vijai Nathan, The Truth Hurts, But It's Funny: Writing from Your Unique Point of View
Friday,
October 27
7:30 pm
HVWC
free
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
November 2006
Annual Autumn Celebration: Dinner, Dance, and Silent Auction to benefit the Writers' Center, this year honoring long-time supporter Nick Robinson. Printed invitations will go out in September, but you can also reserve at 914-332-5953 or info@writerscenter.org
Friday,
November 3
7 pm
Sleepy Hollow Country Club
$200
Slapering Hol Press Second Friday Cafe featuring poetry and prose about war and peace, with Paul Rieckhoff.
Friday,
November 10
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
A reading honoring the University of Arizona Press' imprint, Camino Del Sol. Readers include writer Christine Granados (Brides and Sinners in El Chuco) and poet Maria Melendez (How Long She'll Last in the World).
Sunday, November 12
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers, hosted by Lori Johnson
Friday,
November 17
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
December 2006
Latino December Festival featuring writer Esmeralda Santiago, with traditional Latino music and refreshments.
Sunday, December 3
2 pm
John Paulding School, Tarrytown
Free
A reading by author Michael Cunningham
Thursday, December 7
7:30 pm
The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry
$15 (nonmembers)
$10 (HVWC & RAC members)
Panel Discussion: Networks for Success with Kurt Brown, Amy Holman, and Sigrid Nunez
Sunday, December 10
2:30 pm
HVWC
$10 (includes admission to 4:30 reading)
A reading featuring novelist Sigrid Nunez (The Last of Her Kind) and Nahid Rachlin (Persian Girls).
Sunday, December 10
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers, hosted by Reggie Marra
Friday,
December 15
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.