HVWC Prose Instructors’ Reading on Zoom: Bricklebank, Chiu, Hahn, Hodara, Vatner


Wednesday, August 4, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join us as we welcome five of our core prose instructors of the Hudson Valley Writers Center as they read from their latest work on Zoom.

Tickets are free though donations are appreciated. Zoom link will be sent at the time of registration, and again on the day of the event. Please register at:
HVWC Prose Instructors’ Reading on Zoom: Bricklebank, Chiu, Hahn, Hodara, Vatner | Hudson Valley Writers Center

Peter Bricklebank has published in The American Voice, Carolina Quarterly, Mid-American Review,
Kansas Quarterly, Confrontation, Fiction, The New York Times Book Review and The Chicago Tribune,
et al.. His chapter on essay/memoir appears in The Portable MFA. He has taught at New York
University, Sarah Lawrence College, and elsewhere, including a year as Nonfiction writer-in-residence at
Central Connecticut State University and at Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv. Pandemics permitting, he
teaches a winter workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico. He currently teaches in the online graduate program of
National University and the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center. His work appears in the latest issue of The
Bellevue Literary Review and a podcast of a reading of one of his essays can be found at

Christina Chiu is the grand-prize winner of the James Alan McPherson Award for her novel, Beauty. She is also author of Troublemaker and Other Saints, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons. Troublemaker was alternate selection for BOMC and QPB, a nominee for a BOMC First Fiction Award, and winner of the Asian American Literary Award. Chiu has published in magazines and anthologies, including Tin House, Charlie Chan is Dead 2, Not the Only One, Washington Square, World Wide Writers, The MacGuffin, the Asian Pacific American Journal, Acorn, Grandmothers: Granddaughters Remember, and Not the Only One. Her stories have won awards and honorable mention in literary contests such as Playboy, Glimmer Train, New Millennium, New York Stories, World Wide Writers, Explorations, and El Dorado Writers’ Guild. Chiu is the recipient of the Robert Simpson Fellowship, the Alternate Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, the Van Lier Fellowship; she won the New Stone Circle Fiction Contest, won second place in the Playboy Fiction Contest, and was nominated for the Stephen Crane First Fiction Award. She has been a Wiepersdorf Fellow and a Claire Woolrich Scholar.

Beth Hahn studied art and writing at The University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and earned an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She has attended The Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference and the Ragdale Foundation. Her essays and short stories have appeared in Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, Writer’s Digest, Largehearted Boy, Necessary Fiction, The Hawai’i Review, The South Carolina Review, and The Emrys Journal. The Singing Bone is her first novel. Beth lives in New Castle, New York, with her husband. She is the daughter of the popular children’s author Mary Downing Hahn and the sister of the humor writer, Kate Hahn.

Susan Hodara has been teaching memoir writing workshops since 2002 and writing memoir for more than twenty years. Her short pieces have been published in a variety of literary journals and anthologies, and she is co-author of the collaborative memoir Still Here Thinking of You: A Second Chance With Our Mothers (Big Table Publishing, 2013). She is also a freelance journalist who writes about the arts and real estate for publications including The New York Times, Communication Arts, and others.

Jonathan Vatner is the author of the 2019 novel Carnegie Hill, praised by People magazine, Town & Country, and the New York Post. He is an award-winning journalist who has written for The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Poets & Writers, and is the managing editor of Hue, the magazine of the Fashion Institute of Technology. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College and a BA in cognitive neuroscience from Harvard University, and he teaches fiction writing at New York University. His second novel, The Bridesmaids Union, is forthcoming from St. Martin’s Press in 2022. He lives in Yonkers, NY, with his husband and cats.

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Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 19143325953

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