Reading by John James, Diane Mehta, and Daniel Poppick

These three writers will read from their latest works. Tickets are $10 or $5 for HVWC members / students / seniors. Please purchase at

John James is the author of The Milk Hours (Milkweed, 2019), selected by Henri Cole for the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize. His poems, essays, and interviews appear in Boston Review, Kenyon Review, BOMB, Lit Hub, PEN Poetry Series, Best American Poetry 2017, and elsewhere. He lives in California, where he is pursuing a PhD in English and Critical Theory at UC Berkeley. Find him online at

Diane Mehta’s collection Forest with Castanets was published by Four Way Books in 2019. She has been an editor at PEN America’s Glossolalia, Guernica, and A Public Space. She is managing editor at Library Journal and School Library Journal.

Daniel Poppick is the author of Fear of Description (Penguin, 2019), selected for the National Poetry Series, and The Police (Omnidawn, 2017). He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He currently lives in Brooklyn, where he works as a copywriter and coedits the Catenary Press.

**NYC writers: the HVWC is a short, scenic train ride on Metro North’s Hudson line. We are located immediately at the Philipse Manor RR station. No car needed! Join us!

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Hudson Valley Writers’ Center
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Friday, January 31, 2020
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ticket pricing:

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- $10

Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953