The Hudson Valley Writers' Center

Calendar of Events


2007*: Jan l Feb l Mar l Apr l May l Jun l Jul l Aug l Sep l Oct l Nov l Dec l 2008
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Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
January 2007
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers, with host James Joseph
Friday,
January 19
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
We celebrate Patricia Smith's Teahouse of the Almighty
Sunday, January 21
4:30 pm
HVWC
Free
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
February 2007
Slapering Hol Press Second Friday Cafe celebrates the poets of Toadlily Press.
Friday,
February 9
7:30 pm
HVWC
Free
Reading by Wesley Brown and Louise Meriwether
Sunday, February 11
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers, with host Dan Rustin
Friday,
February 16
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
March 2007 National Small Press Month
Slapering Hol Press Second Friday Cafe. A reading by Suzanne Cleary's advanced poetry students.
Friday,
March 9
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Reading by Danielle Trussoni and Abigail Thomas
Sunday,
March 11
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
CANCELED DUE TO SNOW Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers, with host Julia Rust
Friday,
March 16
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Reading by Richard Blanco and Terese Svoboda
Sunday,
March 18
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
A reading featuring our 2006 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition winner, Mary Kaiser, and poet David Petruzelli
Sunday,
March 25
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
April 2007 National Poetry Month
Reading by Rebecca McClanahan and Suzanne Cleary
Sunday,
April 1
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Slapering Hol Press Second Friday Cafe. Let the Laureates Speak: readings by past and present poets laureate Stephen Stepanchev (Queens), Jackie Sheeler (Rikers Island) and Brenda Connor-Bey (Greenburgh).
Friday,
April 13
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Celebration of Jean Fritz's new book, Who's Saying What in Jamestown, Thomas Savage?
Saturday,
April 14
1 - 2:30 pm
Kendal
Free
Lecture by Professor Andrew Burstein, author of The Original Knickerbocker, a new biography of Washington Irving. Sponsored by Historic Hudson Valley and The Hudson Valley Writers' Center.
Sunday,
April 15
1:30 pm
Sunnyside
Free
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers. Hosted by Julia Rust.
Friday,
April 20
8 pm
HVWC
$3
Ron Rosenbaum, author of The Shakespeare Wars: Clashing Scholars, Public Fiascoes, Palace Coups, will give a talk on the Shakespeare controversies and lead a group discussion.
Sunday,
April 22
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Local Author Fair featuring Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown authors, poets, and publishers. The Writers' Center and Slapering Hol Press will both be represented.
Thursday,
April 26
5:30 - 7:30
Warner Library
Free
A reading by novelists Arthur Phillips (The Egyptologist, Angelica) and Thrity Umrigar (The Space Between Us)
Sunday,
April 29
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
May 2007
How to Transmogrify that Casually Skimming Reader Into a Loyal Fan: Writer/consultant Peter Jacobi (The Magazine Article: How to Think It, Plan It and Write It) will lead a special, one-night only lecture and discussion for writers of all levels and genres, exploring thirteen ways to give the reader what he or she wants.
Thursday,
May 10
7 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
FREE to HVWC members
Slapering Hol Press Second Friday Cafe. A reading by poet Maria Terrone (A Secret Room in Fall, The Bodies We Were Loaned) and poet/writer Paola Corso (Giovanna's 86 Circles, Death by Renaissance).
Friday,
May 11
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers. Hosted by James Joseph.
Friday,
May 18
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Writers and editors from the literary journals The Westchester Review and Inkwell
Sunday,
May 20
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
June 2007
Readers from Slapering Hol Press and Inkwell literary journal read poems and prose inspired by the natural world, following a guided tour of Man and Nature, an exhibition of environmental and nature works by artist Cleve Gray
Wednesday,
June 13
Tour 6:15
Reading 7pm
Neuberger Museum
$6 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers. Hosted by Dan Rustin.
Friday,
June 15
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Small Press Festival: Book Fair / Panel Discussion / Poetry Reading
Sunday,
June 17
2 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
A reading by Rachel Hadas and Mervyn Taylor
Wednesday,
June 20
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
July 2007
A literary tribute to Cleve Gray's Threnody, focused on the themes of war and peace, including readings of commissioned poems created by students of Suji Kwock-Kim and Suzanne Cleary. Also, readings by Paul Rieckhoff (Executive Director and Founder of Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America) and Francine du Plessix Gray, noted author and wife of Cleve Gray.
Wednesday,
July 11
Tour 6:15
Reading 7pm
Neuberger Museum
$6 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
A reading by Michael Cleary and Peter Meinke
Wednesday,
July 18
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers. Hosted by Anne Marie.
Friday,
July 20
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
August 2007
A reading by Annecy Baez and Aracelis Girmay
Wednesday,
August 1
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers. Co-hosted by James Joseph and Anne Marie.
Friday,
August 17
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
September 2007
Poetry & Jazz at the Sleepy Hollow Waterfront Festival, featuring Patricia Smith and other performance poets, with Mark Morganelli and the Jazz Forum All-Stars
Sunday, September 9
festival 10-3
jazz 11-2
poetry 11:45-12:15
Kingsland Point Park
free
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers. Hosted by Mike Fitzell.
Friday,
September 21
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Panel Discussion: "Research and the Real World: How digging for facts supports authors" with Allison Gilbert, Meg Ruley, and Marilyn Johnson
Sunday,
September 23
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
October 2007
Fourth Annual Hudson Valley Golf Classic, benefiting HVWC's community programs to advance the art and craft of writing (please note that start time has been moved from 1:00 to 12:30)
Tuesday,
October 2
12:30 pm
shotgun start
Hollow Brook
$325
Slapering Hol Press Second Friday Cafe. A reading by poets Elizabeth Harrington and Natalie Safir
Friday,
October 12
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers. Hosted by Dan Rustin.
Friday,
October 19
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Reading & Creating from Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God: a Big Read event
Thomasenia Myers will lecture on the literary, historic and social significance of Their Eyes Were Watching God, followed by a writing workshop led by Brenda Connor-Bey
Saturday,
October 20
lecture: 1-2:30
workshop: 2:45-5
Westchester Arts Council

lecture: free
workshop: $25 (HVWC members $20)

A reading by poets Grace Schulman and Charlie Smith
Sunday,
October 21
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
A reading by Alicia Gaspar de Alba (Calligraphy of the Witch; Desert Blood: The Juarez Murders) and Helena María Viramontes (Their Dogs Came with Them)
Sunday,
October 28
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
November 2007
Annual Autumn Celebration - dinner, dance & silent auction to benefit the Writers' Center
Saturday,
November 3
7 pm
Sleepy Hollow Country Club

$200

Slapering Hol Press Second Friday Cafe. Poets & writers on war and peace, featuring Maxwell Wheat and others
Friday,
November 9
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Manhattanville College reading featuring three recent winners of our Slapering Hol Press Annual Chapbook Competition—Susana Case, Mary Kaiser, and Sean Nevin, and Slapering Hol Press co-editor Suzanne Cleary
Wednesday,
November 14
7 pm
Manhattanville College (Reid Castle, East Library)
TBA
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers. Hosted by James Joseph.
Friday,
November 16
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Magazine Editors & Writers Symposium: The strange yet occasionally rewarding process of pitching to and writing for the mainstream glossies. An afternoon of panel discussions and small-group conversations exploring the link between popular magazines and the American literary tradition; featuring high profile editors from major magazines.
Saturday,
November 17
1 - 5 pm
Lyndhurst
$75 (nonmembers)
$65 (HVWC members)
A reading by Israeli poet and translator Peter Cole and Muslim poet and translator Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore. Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish-Christian-Muslim Understanding.
Sunday,
November 18
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
December 2007
CANCELED DUE TO STORM Latino December Celebration with Esmeralda Santiago - a family festival of stories, music, & food featuring local writers & musicians
Sunday,
December 2
2 pm
John Paulding School
free
Writers at Masters: poets Billy Collins and Eamon Grennan
Tuesday, December 11
7:30 pm
Masters School
$15 (nonmembers)
$10 (HVWC members)
Slapering Hol Press Second Friday Cafe. A reading by poet/translators Ann Cefola and Greg Delanty
Friday,
December 14
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers. Hosted by Reggie Marra.
Friday,
December 21
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.

Kendal-on-Hudson is in northwest Sleepy Hollow between Phelps Hospital and the Hudson River. It is accessible via Rockwood Road off of Route 9 just north of the entrance to the hospital. Click here for directions.

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.

Hollow Brook Golf Club is located in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Click here for directions.

Neuberger Museum of Art is located on the campus of Purchase College, State University of New York, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577.

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

 

 

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