The Hudson Valley Writers' Center

Calendar of Events


2014: 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 2014
Open Mic Night for poets, prose writers, musicians, comedians, singers, & all other performers. Coffee & cookies included!
Friday, Jan 18
7:30pm
(doors open at 7)
HVWC
$3

Literary Journal Reading

To celebrate the art of publishing, we've invited several local literary journals to the Writers' Center! Readers from The Manhattan Review and Fiction Magazine will share the exciting work they've had published in these journals. The reading will be followed by a wine and cheese reception, and both journals will have copies of their publications on hand for purchase.

Sunday, Jan 26
4:30pm
HVWC
$5
Event
Date
Time
Venue
Suggested Donation
February 2014

Reading Period Opens for the 2014 Slapering Hol Press Poetry Chapbook Competition

Saturday,
Feb 15
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Open Mic Night for poets, prose writers, musicians, comedians, singers, & all other performers. Coffee & cookies included!
Friday, Feb 21
7:30pm
(doors open at 7)
HVWC
$3
SHP and HVWC at the Annual AWP Writing Conference and Book Fair in Seatle
Feb 26 - March 1
All Day
AWP Writers Conference in Seatle
See the AWP website for registration info.
Event
Date
Time
Venue
Suggested Donation
March 2014 - National Small Press Month

Slapering Hol Press Presents:
Pamela Hart

Sheila Maldonado
Neil Shepard

Friday, March 14
7:30pm
HVWC
$5
Open Mic Night for poets, prose writers, musicians, comedians, singers, & all other performers. Coffee & cookies included!
Friday, March 21
7:30pm
(doors open at 7)
HVWC
$3

The 2013 SHP Chapbook Competition Winner Julie Danho reads from Six Portraits, with Gary Fincke

Sunday, March 23
4:30pm
HVWC
$5
Event
Date
Time
Venue
Suggested Donation
April 2014 - National Poetry Month
Slapering Hol Press Presents: A Reading from Codhill Press' new anthology, A Slant of Light - A collection of contemporary prose and poetry by women writers from New York’s Hudson Valley.
Friday, April 11
7:30pm
HVWC
$5
4th Annual Westchester Poetry Festival at The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry. See website for complete festival program!
Saturday, April 12
1pm
The Masters School
Free!
HVWC and Slapering Hol Press Reading at Cornelia Street Cafe featuring Julie Danho, Susana H. Case, Peggy Ellsberg, & Mervyn Taylor!
Friday, April 18
6pm
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street, NYC
$8
(includes one free drink)

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

 

Friday, April 18
7:30pm
(doors open at 7)
HVWC
$3
Event
Date
Time
Venue
Suggested Donation
May 2014
Slapering Hol Press Presents:

Ann Lauinger
has written two books of poetry: Persuasions of Fall (University of Utah Press, 2004), winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry, and Against Butterflies (Little Red Tree Publishing, 2013). Her work has appeared in publications from Alimentum to Zone 3, including Common Ground Review, Hotel Amerika, Measure, Parnassus, The Same, Smartish Pace, and The Southern Poetry Review. Poems have been anthologized in Decomposition, The Bedford Introduction to Literature, Poetry Daily Essentials, 2007, and In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare; and have been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and Martha Stewart Living Radio. A member of the literature faculty at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Ossining, NY.

Stephanie Strickland's 7th book of print poetry, Dragon Logic, was just published by Ahsahta Press. She has also collaborated on 8 electronic poems, most recently Sea and Spar Between and another poetry generator written with Nick Montfort. Her prize-winning volume, V: WaveSon.nets / Losing L’una, will appear in a new edition with an accompanying app for mobile devices in 2014. Recent writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Vlak, New Binary Press, and Best American Poetry 2013.
Friday,
May 9
7:30pm
HVWC
$5
Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition Submission Deadline
Saturday,
May 15
(postmark by)
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Open Mic Night for poets, prose writers, musicians, comedians, singers, & all other performers. Coffee & cookies included!
Friday,
May 16
7:30pm
(doors open at 7)
HVWC
$3
Event
Date
Time
Venue
Suggested Donation
June 2014
Open Mic Night for poets, prose writers, musicians, comedians, singers, & all other performers. Coffee & cookies included!
Friday,
June 20
7:30pm
(doors open at 7)
HVWC
$3
Event
Date
Time
Venue
Suggested Donation
July 2014
Open Mic Night for poets, prose writers, musicians, comedians, singers, & all other performers. Coffee & cookies included!
Friday,
July 18
7:30pm
(doors open at 7)
HVWC
$3

A Writers Center Reading:

Joanne Dobson will be reading from her new novel, The Kashmiri Shawl (2014), in which a nineteenth-century American missionary widow embarks on a daring quest to find her dark-skinned child.

Katherine Flannery Dering will read from her new memoir, Shot in the Head (2014). This bittersweet memoir about life and loss draws the reader into the author’s life and her family's struggle with schizophrenia.

Friday, July 25 7:00pm HVWC $5

A Writers Center Reading:

HVWC presents the works of four emerging playwrights attending Angelo Parra’s playwriting workshop: Barbara Bennion, Alexander Johnson, Wayne Miller and Eric Marks.

Professional actors will read scenes from the works, representing a variety of real life themes.

Sunday, July 27 2:00pm HVWC $5
Event
Date
Time
Venue
Suggested Donation
AUGUST 2014

Slapering Hol Press Presents:

Laura Madeline Wiseman is the author of American Galactic (Martian Lit, 2014), Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience (Lavender Ink, 2014).

Also Featuring:

Susana H. Case
Jo Ann Clark
Julie Danho
Peggy Ellsberg
Jennifer Franklin
Margo Taft Stever
Mervyn Taylor
Keila Marie Torres
Estha Weiner

Sunday,

Aug 3

4:30pm HVWC $5
Open Mic Night for poets, prose writers, musicians, comedians, singers, & all other performers. Coffee & cookies included!
Friday,
Aug 15
7:30pm
(doors open at 7)
HVWC
$3
Event
Date
Time
Venue
Suggested Donation
SEPTEMBER 2014
Open Mic Night for poets, prose writers, musicians, comedians, singers, & all other performers. Coffee & cookies included!
Friday,
Sept 19
7:30pm
(doors open at 7)
HVWC
$3
Event
Date
Time
Venue
Suggested Donation
OCTOBER 2014
The 2014 HVWC Benefit Gala

Thursday, Oct 2

6pm
TBA

 

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

Friday,
Oct 17

7:30pm
(doors open at 7)
HVWC
$3
Event
Date
Time
Venue
Suggested Donation
NOVEMBER 2014
9th Annual Writers on War & Peace Reading
Friday,
Nov 14
7:30pm
HVWC
$5
Open Mic Night for poets, prose writers, musicians, comedians, singers, & all other performers. Coffee & cookies included!

Friday,
Nov 21
7:30pm
(doors open at 7)
HVWC
$3
Event
Date
Time
Venue
Suggested Donation
DECEMBER 2014
4th Annual Poetry MFA Spotlight
Friday,
Dec 12
7:30pm
HVWC
$5

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

 

Friday,
Dec 19

7:30pm
(doors open at 7)

HVWC
$3