The Hudson Valley Writers' Center

Calendar of Events


2013: Jan l Feb l Mar l Apr l May l Jun l Jul l Aug l Sep l Oct l Nov l Dec

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Event
Date
Time
Venue
Suggested Donation
January 2013
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, musicians, singers, and other writer and performers
Friday,
Jan 18
7:30pm
(doors open at 7)
HVWC
$3
Novelist & Musician Scott Alarik reads from Revival , with Guitar & Fiddle Player, Jackson Lynch
Sunday,
Jan 27
4:30pm
HVWC
$5
Event
Date
Time
Venue
Suggested Donation
February 2013
Author Joan Gussow reads from Growing, Older
Saturday, Feb 2
1pm
Teatown Lake Reservation
donations at the door
Business Journalist Jason Kelly reads from The New Tycoons
Sunday,
Feb 3
4:30pm
HVWC
$5
Slapering Hol Press Presents: Jordan Davis, Kristin Prevallet & Lynne Procope
Friday,
Feb 8
7:30pm
HVWC
$5

Reading Period Opens for the
2013 Slapering Hol Press Poetry Chapbook Competition

Friday,
Feb 15
n/a
n/a
n/a
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, musicians, singers, and other writer and performers
Friday,
Feb 15
7:30pm
(doors open at 7)
HVWC
$3
Novelist Karen Engelmann reads from The Stockholm Octavo, with soprano Brett Umlauf performing songs of Carl Michael Bellman
Sunday,
Feb 24
4:30pm
HVWC
$5
Event
Date
Time
Venue
Suggested Donation
March 2013 National Small Press Month
Vicki Addesso, Susan Hodara, Joan Potter, & Lori Toppel read from Still Here Thinking of You: A Second Chance with Our Mothers
Sunday,
Mar 3
4:30pm
HVWC
$5
SHP and HVWC at the Annual AWP Writing Conference and Book Fair in Boston
March 6 - March 9
All Day
AWP Annual Writers Conference
Boston
See the AWP website for registration info.
Slapering Hol Press Presents: Thomas Sayers Ellis, with saxophonist James Brandon Lewis
Sunday,
Mar 10
4:30pm
HVWC
$5
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, musicians, singers, and other writer and performers
Friday,
Mar 15
7:30pm
(doors open at 7)
HVWC
$3
HVWC and Slapering Hol Press Reading at Cornelia Street Cafe featuring Michele Poulos, Susana H. Case, Estha Weiner, & more!
Friday,
Mar 22
6pm
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street, NYC
$7
(includes one free drink)
The 2012 SHP Chapbook Competition Winner Michele Poulos reads from A Disturbance in the Air, with poet Kathleen Graber
Sunday,
Mar 24
4:30pm
HVWC
$5
Event
Date
Time
Venue
Suggested Donation
April 2013 National Poetry Month
3rd Annual Westchester Poetry Festival at The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry See website for complete festival program!
Saturday, Apr 6
1pm
The Masters School
Free!
Featured Class Reading: Students from The Teen Writing Workshop with Nora Baskin, read from their works-in-progress
Sunday,
Apr 7
4:30pm
HVWC
$5
Slapering Hol Press Presents: Joseph Harrington, Cathy Park Hong, & Kathleen Ossip
Friday,
Apr 12
7:30pm
HVWC
$5
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, musicians, singers, and other writer and performers
Friday,
Apr 19
7:30pm
(doors open at 7)
HVWC
$3
Featured Class Reading: Students from Exploring New Poems with Amy Holman read from their work
Sunday,
Apr 21
4:30pm
HVWC
$5
Author Joan Gussow reads from Growing, Older
Friday,
Apr 26
7:30pm
HVWC
$5
Author Carole Geithner reads from her middle-grade novel, If Only
Sunday,
Apr 28
4:30pm
HVWC
$5
Event
Date
Time
Venue
Suggested Donation
May 2013
Author Rebecca McClanahan reads from The Tribal Knot: A Memoir of Family, Community, and a Century of Change

Friday,
May 3

7:30pm
HVWC
FREE
Slapering Hol Press Presents: Susana H. Case & Jessica Greenbaum
Friday,
May 10
7:30pm
HVWC
$5
Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition Submission Deadline
Saturday,
May 15
(postmark by)
n/a
n/a
n/a
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, musicians, singers, and other writer and performers
Friday,
May 17
7:30pm
(doors open at 7)
HVWC
$3
Author Dr. Sharon K. Farber reads from Hungry for Ecstasy
Sunday,
May 19
4:30pm
HVWC
$5
SHP Advisory Committee Members Read from Their New Work:
Susanne Cleary, B.K. Fischer, and Jennifer Franklin
Sunday, May 26
3pm
Event
Date
Time
Venue
Suggested Donation
June 2013
Featured Class Reading: Students from The Teen Writing Workshop with Nora Baskin, read from their work
Sunday,
June 9
4:30pm
HVWC
$5
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, musicians, singers, and other writer and performers
Friday,
June 21
7:30pm
(doors open at 7)
HVWC
$3
Take Me Out to the Writers' Center: A Baseball Reading featuring Erik Sherman reading from his new book Steve Blass, A Pirate for Life
Friday,
June 28
7:30pm
HVWC
$5
Featured Class Reading: Students from How to Write Page-Turning Fiction with Joanne Dobson, read from their work

Sunday,
June 30

4:30pm
HVWC
$5
Event
Date
Time
Venue
Suggested Donation
July 2013
Open Mike Night for poets, fiction writers, essayists, musicians, singers, and other writer and performers
Friday,
July 19
7:30pm
(doors open at 7)
HVWC
$3
Music & Words: A Concert and Reading with Ken Waldman
Saturday,
July 20
7:30pm
HVWC
$5
HVWC Presents: E.J. Antonio & The Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective
Sunday,
July 28
7:30pm
HVWC
$5
Event
Date
Time
Venue
Suggested Donation
AUGUST 2013
The HVWC's Annual Small Press Celebration featuring Slapering Hol Press, Mayapple Press, Cod Hill Press, & The Westchester Review.
Sunday,
Aug 11
4:30pm
HVWC
$5
Open Mic Night for poets, prose writers, musicians, comedians, singers, & all other performers. Coffee & cookies included!
Friday,
Aug 16
7:30pm
(doors open at 7)
HVWC
$3
Music & Words: A Concert & Reading with Brian Francis Slattery
Saturday,
Aug 17
7:30pm
HVWC
$5
A Reading with novelist, Bushra Rehman, & nonfiction author, Nina Sharma
Friday,
Aug 23
7:30pm
HVWC
$5
Event
Date
Time
Venue
Suggested Donation
SEPTEMBER 2013
A Tribute to Anneliese Wagner: As remembered by her friends D. Nurkse, Margo Stever, Stephanie Strickland, Meredith Trede, & many more.
Wednesday,
Sept 18
7:30pm
HVWC
FREE
Open Mic Night for poets, prose writers, musicians, comedians, singers, & all other performers. Coffee & cookies included!
Friday,
Sept 20
7:30pm
(doors open at 7)
HVWC
$3
Music & Words: A Concert and Reading with Paul Allen
Saturday,
Sept 21
7:30pm
HVWC
$5
Hispanic Heritage Month Reading featuring Sergio Troncoso & Linda Rodriguez
Sunday,
Sept 22
4:30pm
HVWC
$5
Event
Date
Time
Venue
Suggested Donation
OCTOBER 2013
Silver Anniversary Celebration: The 2013 HVWC Benefit Gala

Thursday, Oct 3

6pm
A Reading with novelist Jeff Altabef & Westchester Review poets

Sunday,
Oct 6

4:30pm
HVWC
$5
Slapering Hol Press Presents: Joseph Fasano & Kenneth Hart

Friday,
Oct 11

7:30pm
HVWC
$5
Open Mic Night for poets, prose writers, musicians, comedians, singers, & all other performers. Coffee & cookies included!

Friday,
Oct 18

7:30pm
(doors open at 7)
HVWC
$3
World Series Reading: Erik Sherman & Kostya Kennedy

Sunday,
Oct 20

4:30pm
HVWC
$5
READING POSTPONED: A Reading featuring poet Richard Hoffman & author Mimi Schwartz

Friday,
Oct 25

7:30pm
HVWC
$5
Event
Date
Time
Venue
Suggested Donation
NOVEMBER 2013
Day of the Dead Reading
Friday,
Nov 1
7:30pm
HVWC
$5
8th Annual Writers on War & Peace Reading featuring Fred Marchant & community readers
Friday,
Nov 8
7:30pm
HVWC
$5
Open Mic Night for poets, prose writers, musicians, comedians, singers, & all other performers. Coffee & cookies included!

Friday,
Nov 15
7:30pm
(doors open at 7)
HVWC
$3
READING POSTPONED: Moby Dick Marathon Reading
Fri & Sat,
Nov 29-30
8:30am-10pm
HVWC
$3
Event
Date
Time
Venue
Suggested Donation
DECEMBER 2013
HVWC Reading featuring Sara Bracey White & Ann Cefola
Sunday,
Dec 8
4:30pm
HVWC
$5
3rd Annual MFA Spotlight
Friday,
Dec 13
7:30pm
HVWC
$5

Open Mic Night for poets, prose writers, musicians, comedians, singers, & all other performers. Coffee & cookies included!

 

Friday,
Dec 20

7:30pm
(doors open at 7)

HVWC
$3