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Fall 2019 Workshops at the HVWC!

The Hudson Valley Writers Center is thrilled to announce the arrival of our Fall 2019 brochure!

To see our fall brochure as a PDF, please click here.

Many of our offerings are new– that means new instructors, new classes, and new speakers. However, if you’ve been with the same class for some time, there’s no need to worry. Most of our most popular classes are being offered this season and we’re just as glad to welcome our returning instructors as our new ones.

If you have any questions regarding the fall program, please don’t hesitate to call us at 914.332.5953 or email us [email protected] We can’t wait to help you spark your imagination, develop your writing and hone your creativity here at the Hudson Valley Writers Center!

Here is a listing of all fall classes and their pertinent information:

FICTION

Year of Your Book: Fiction, Deep Revision
Kirsten Bakis, 6 Mondays, 10:15 am-12:15 pm, $320
Session 1 starts September 9
Session 2 starts November 4
Apply for this class to [email protected]

New! Writing A Thriller
Beth Hahn, 6 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, $320
Starts September 10

Year of Your Book: Fiction
Kirsten Bakis, 6 Wednesdays, 10:15 am-12:15 pm, $320
Session 1 starts September 11
Session 2 starts October 30

New! Creating Hyperrealities
Shane Cashman, 6 Wednesdays , 4-6 pm $320
Session 1 starts September 11
Session 2 starts October 30

Writing, Revising, and Publishing Short Fiction
Beth Hahn, 6 Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm, $370
Session 1 starts September 11
Session 2 starts November 6

Page-Turning Fiction
Joanne Dobson, 6 Thursdays, 2-4 pm, $320
Starts September 5

I Am Not A Real Writer
Kirsten Bakis, 6 Saturdays, 10 am-12 pm, $320
Session 1 starts September 14
Session 2 starts November 2

ONE-DAY INTENSIVES

Mapping the Plot
Kirsten Bakis, Saturday September 14, 12:30-4:30 pm, $124

NON-FICTION

Essay Writing
Herbert Hadad, 6 Mondays, 12:30-2:30 pm, $320 Starts September 9

Advanced Memoir: Defining and Assembling Your Memoir
Susan Hodara, 6 Mondays, 3-5 pm, $320
Starts October 21

Memoir Writing Workshops with Susan Hodara
6 Tuesdays, 10:30 am-12:45 pm OR 1:15-3:30 pm, $320
Session 1 starts September 10 sold out
Session 2 starts November 5

Workshop in Pure Critique with Peter Bricklebank
8 Thursdays, starts October 3, 9:30 am-12 pm, $505

ONE-DAY INTENSIVES

New! Writing Humor
Patricia Marx, Saturday October 19, 12:30-4:30 pm, $124

YOUTH

New! Creative Writing for Youth
Please see our website for current offerings.
POETRY

Monday Night Poetry, 6 Mondays, 6:30-9 pm, $370
Session 1 starts September 9 with Amy Holman
Session 2 starts November 4 with Suzanne Cleary

New! Exploring New Poems
Amy Holman, 6 Tuesdays, 6:30-9 pm, $370
Starts November 5

Year of Deep Revision: Poetry Manuscript
Jennifer Franklin, 6 Wednesdays, 12:30-3 pm, $370
Session 1 starts September 11
Session 2 starts November 6

Year of Your Book: Poetry
Jennifer Franklin, 6 Fridays, 10:45 am-1:15 pm, $370
Session 1 starts September 5
Session 2 starts November 1

ONE-DAY INTENSIVES

New! In Praise of Praise Poetry with JP Howard
Saturday September 21, 12:30-4:30 pm, $124

New! Promoting Your First Collection with Jessica Jacobs and Nickole Brown
Saturday September 28, 12:30-4:30 pm, $124

New! Blah Blah Blah, Joy with Jessica Jacobs
Sunday September 29, 12:30-2:30 pm, $100

New! Ecopoetics with Nickole Brown
Sunday September 29, 2:30-4:30 pm, $100

New! Master Class with Arthur Sze
Friday October 4, 10 am-1 pm, $124

New! Master Class with Patrick Donnelly
Saturday October 26, 12:30-4:30pm, $124

Master Class with Fred Marchant
Saturday November 23, 12:30-4:30 pm, $124

DRAMA

Writing for Stage, Screen, and Television
Bill Bigelow, 6 Fridays, 1:30-3:30 pm, $320
Session 1 starts September 13
Session 2 starts November 1

Improv for Actors, Writers, and Bored People
Lynne Lori Sylvan, 6 Sundays, 7-9 pm, $320
Session 1 starts September 15
Session 2 starts November 3

ONE-DAY INTENSIVES

Improv for Writers
Lynne Lori Sylvan, Date TBD, 12:30-4:30pm, $124

MIXED GENRE

New! Introduction to Translation
Sarah Arvio, 6 Thursdays, starts November 7, 6:30-8:30 pm, $320

ONE-DAY INTENSIVES

New! True Fiction: A Master Class in the Art & Craft of
Nonfiction Storytelling
Mark Dery, Sunday November 24, 12:30-4:30 pm $124