The Hudson Valley Writers' Center

Calendar of Events


2008: Jan l Feb l Mar l Apr l May l Jun l Jul l Aug l Sep l Oct l Nov l Dec l 2009
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Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
January 2008 HVWC on the Road
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers, hosted by Dan Rustin.
Friday,
January 18
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Immigrant Voices: Writers Explore Immigration, with Annecy Baez, Helen Barolini, Josephine Lee
Tuesday,
January 22
7 pm
Larchmont Public Library
(Village Center) 121 Larchmont Ave, Larchmont, NY
Free
Size Matters: Image and Script (wine & cheese reception follows) six 5-10 minute short plays inspired by large paintings in the exhibit Size Matters: XXL
Thursday,
January 24
8 pm
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art 1701 Main Street Peekskill, NY
$20 (members of HVCCA and HVWC $16)
Ben Cheever reads from Strides: Running Through History with an Unlikely Athlete
Friday,
January 25
7 pm
Westchester Road Runner
179 East Post Rd., White Plains, NY
Free (donations gratefully accepted)
Size Matters: Image and Script: six 5-10 minute short plays inspired by large paintings in the exhibit Size Matters: XXL
Sunday,
January 27
3 pm
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art 1701 Main Street Peekskill, NY
$15 (members of HVCCA and HVWC $12)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
February 2008 Memoir Month
Slapering Hol Press Second Friday Cafe with Tara Betts, Lorna Blake, and Sally Bliumis Dunn
Friday,
February 8
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Susan Hodara, Joan Potter, Gerri Luce read from the new anthology, Illness & Grace, Terror & Transformation (note: the reading will be preceded by a memoir workshop with Joan Potter)
Sunday,
February 10
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
A. R. Baumann, Andrea Chapin, Patricia McCormick, Martha McPhee, Sally Wofford-Girand read from the anthology, The Honeymoon’s Over: True Stories of Love, Marriage, and Divorce
Wednesday,
February 13
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,
February 15
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Mark Doty and Rigoberto Gonzalez read from their new memoirs
Sunday,
February 24
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
March 2008 National Small Press Month
Slapering Hol Press Second Friday Cafe with Christine Boyka Kluge, Joshua Mehigan, and Marc Straus
Friday,
March 14
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,
March 21
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Small Press Editors Panel: Meet editors from these literary journals & presses: Inkwell, Marsh Hawk Press, Slapering Hol Press, Lumina and LitMag
Tuesday,
March 25
7 pm
Manhattanville College
Dowd-O’Gorman Writing Center, Purchase, NY
TBA
A reading by Denise Duhamel and our 2007 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition winner, Stephanie Lenox
Sunday,
March 30
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
A reading by Slapering Hol Press chapbook competition winners Mary Kaiser (2006 ), Stephanie Lenox (2007) and Sean Nevin (2005)
Monday,
March 31
6-8 pm
The Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia St., NY, NY
TBA
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
April 2008 National Poetry Month
Slapering Hol Press Second Friday Cafe with Joel Allegretti and Jo Pitkin
Friday,
April 11
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Jeff Gordinier (X Saves the World) and Steven Kurutz (Like a Rolling Stone: The Strange Life of a Tribute Band)
Sunday,
April 13
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers, hosted by Shshi Maisa
Friday,
April 18
8 pm
HVWC
$3
One Year to a Writing Life with author Susan Tiberghien (note that Susan wil be offering a workshop, "Life Stories: from Journal to Essay to Memoir" from 2 to 5 before her reading)
Tuesday,
April 29
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
May 2008
A reading by writers from Inkwell and The Westchester Review
Sunday,
May 4
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Slapering Hol Press Second Friday Cafe with poets Jo Ann Clark, Brad Davis, Barbara Fischer, and jazz trio Seiferth, Davis & Burnett
Friday,
May 9
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition Submission Deadline
Thursday,
May 15
(postmark by)
n/a
n/a
n/a
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers, hosted by Dan Rustin
Friday,
May 16
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Port Chester Fest celebrating community and the cultures of Port Chester; poetry readings co-sponsored by the Writers' Center
Sunday,
May 18
noon - 9 pm (poetry from 6 - 9)
downtown Port Chester, NY

Free

Manhattanville College/Hudson Valley Writers' Center Collaborative Poetry Reading featuring John Hoppenthaler (Inkwell, Spring 2007) and Suzanne Cleary and David Tucker (HVWC’s Slapering Hol Press).
Wednesday,
May 21
7:00 pm
Manhattanville College
Reid Castle
Free
Second Annual Warner Library Local Author Fair: readings, signings & discussions for adults, teens & children
Saturday,
May 31
10 am - 3 pm
Warner Library
Free
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
June 2008
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers, hosted by Anne Marie
Friday,
June 20
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
July 2008
Performing songwriters Anthony DaCosta and Emilyn Brodsky kick off our 2008 Summer Sunset Series
Wednesday,
July 16
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,
July 18
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Local fiction writers DeLauné Michel and Jamie Malanowski read from their latest novels
Wednesday,
July 23
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
August 2008
Poets Patricia Spears Jones and Elaine Sexton
Wednesday,
August 6
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Poets Renato Rosaldo and Javier Huerta
Wednesday,
August 13
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers, hosted by Nathaniel "Papahawk" Goldberg.
Friday,
August 15
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
September 2008
20th Anniversary Annual Autumn Celebration - dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions
Friday,
September 19
7 pm
Sleepy Hollow Country Club, Scarborough
$225
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers, hosted by Dan Rustin.
Friday,
September 19
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Mimi Schwartz and Nahid Rachlin: "Memoir as History: From Germany to Iran”
Sunday,
September 28
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
October 2008
Fifth Annual Hudson Valley Golf Classic, benefiting HVWC's community programs to advance the art and craft of writing (10:30 am registration/driving range; 11:30 buffet lunch; 12:30 shotgun start)
Tuesday,
October 7
12:30 shotgun start
Hollow Brook
$325
Slapering Hol Press Second Friday Cafe, with Lee Briccetti and Jeanne Marie Beaumont
Friday,
October 10
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Gary Gildner and Peter Selgin
Sunday,
October 12
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers, hosted by Anne Marie Marra.
Friday,
October 17
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Peter Cole and Roger Sedarat
Sunday,
October 26
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
November 2008
Manhattanville College’s Master of Arts in Writing Program’s Meet the Writers fall literary series hosts Slapering Hol Press poets Lorna Knowles Blake, Ann Lauinger, and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon
Thursday,
November 6
7:30 pm
Manhattanville College's
Reid Castle
Free
Slapering Hol Press Second Friday Cafe: Poets & Writers on War and Peace (see call for submissions for this reading)
Friday,
November 14
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
All Things in Time: A Dialogue Between Artist & Writer: a Hudson Valley Writers’ Center and Manhattanville College collaboration with the Hudson River Museum (tour/featured poets/open mike/reception) (see details of workshop on ekphrastic writing)
Sunday,
November 16
2:30 pm
Hudson River Museum
Free with museum admission
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers, hosted by James Joseph.
Friday,
November 21
8 pm (sign-up begins at 7:30)
HVWC
$3
Philip Miller and Robert Minhinnick
Sunday,
November 23
4:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
Event
Date
Time
Location
Admission
December 2008
Slapering Hol Press Second Friday Cafe. Elizabeth Alexander and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon read from their new Slapering Hol Press chapbook, Poems in Conversation and a Conversation
Friday,
December 12
7:30 pm
HVWC
$5 (nonmembers)
$3 (HVWC members)
A Call for Poetry & Dialogue: The Form of Matter
Deadline for submissions
Monday,
December 15
 
jessicarogers@hvcca.org
n/a
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, and other writers, hosted by Reggie Marra. CANCELLED DUE TO WINTER STORM
Friday,
December 19
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.

Manhattanville College is located at 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase New York. For information or to reserve a space, call (914) 323-5300. For directions, see www.manhattanville.edu.

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

 

 

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