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Hudson Valley Writers Center Offers Schedule of Winter / Early Spring 2019 Courses

The Hudson Valley Writers Center, housed in the historic Philipse Manor Station in Sleepy Hollow, provides a supportive and constructive environment for a diverse community of readers and writers. We bring language to life through workshops, readings, publications through our Slapering Hol Press, and outreach.

The following courses are being offered:

POETRY

** Monday Night Poetry, 6 Mondays, 6:30-9 pm, $370

Session 2 starts March 11 with Kathleen Ossip / Session 3 starts April 29 with Amy Holman

** Year of Deep Revision: Poetry Manuscript
Jennifer Franklin, 6 Wednesdays, 12:30-3 pm, $370
Session 2 starts March 6 / Session 3 starts May 1

** Reading Poetry: The American Poet
Michael Collins, 6 Tuesdays, 4-6 pm, $215
Session 1 starts March 5

** Where to Publish Your Marvelous Poetry Collections
Amy Holman, 6 Tuesdays, 4-6 pm, $370
Session 2 starts March 7 / Session 3 starts April 25

** Year of Your Book: Poetry
Jennifer Franklin, 6 Fridays, 10:45 am-12:45 pm, $320
Session 2 starts March 1 / Session 3 starts May 3

ONE-DAY and TWO-DAY INTENSIVES (Poetry)

Our Personal History and the Lyric
Nathan McClain, Sunday March 10, 12:30-4:30 pm, $124

The Element of Surprise
Andrés Cerpa, Saturday March 16, 12:30-2:30 pm, $100
Students must apply for this class to [email protected]

Picnic, Lightning: Transformative Strategies for the Short Poem
Sharon Kennedy-Nolle, Sunday April 14, 12:30-4:30 pm, $124

How to Write Persona Poems As If You’re Red Riding Hood and Know How To Skin a Wolf
Cynthia Manick, Saturday April 27, 12:30-4:30 pm, $124

Advanced Hybrid Workshop
Chris Campanioni, Saturday June 1, 12:30-4:30 pm, $124

Advanced Prose Poetry
Shira Dentz, Sunday June 9, 12:30-4:30 pm, $124

DRAMA COURSES

** Writing for Stage, Screen, and Television
Bill Bigelow, 6 Fridays, 1-3 pm, $320
Session 2 starts March 8 / Session 3 starts April 26

FICTION COURSES

** Year of Your Book: Fiction, Deep Revision
Kirsten Bakis, 6 Mondays, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, $320
Session 2 starts March 11 / Session 3 starts April 29
Students must apply for this class to [email protected]

** Page-Turning Fiction
Joanne Dobson, 6 Tuesdays, 4-6 pm, $320
Starts April 30

** Year of Your Book: Fiction
Kirsten Bakis , 6 Wednesdays, 10:15 am-12:15 pm, $320
Session 2 starts March 6 / Session 3 starts May 1

** Writing, Revising, and Publishing Short Fiction
Beth Hahn, 6 Wednesdays, 7 -9:30 pm, $370
Session 2 starts March 6 / Session 3 starts May 1

ONE-DAY INTENSIVES (Fiction)

Mapping the Plot
Kirsten Bakis, Sunday February 10, 12:30-4:30 pm, $124

I Am Not a Real Writer
Kirsten Bakis, Saturday February 16, 12:30-4:30 pm, $124

Revising Short Fiction
Beth Hahn, Saturday March 23, 12:30-4:30 pm, $124

NON-FICTION COURSES

** Essay Writing
Herb Hadad, 6 Mondays, 12:30-2:30 pm, $320
Session 2 starts March 11 / Session 3 starts April 29

** Advanced Memoir: Assembling and Structuring Your Memoir
Susan Hodara, 6 Mondays, 3-5 pm, $320
Starts March 4

** Memoir Writing Workshops with Susan Hodara
6 Tuesdays, 10:30 am-12:45 pm OR 1:15-3:30 pm, $320
Session 2 starts March 5 / Session 3 starts April 23

** Great Speakers Are Made, Not Born
Bill Buschel, 6 Tuesdays, 6:30-9 pm, $250
Session 1 starts February 19

** Workshop in Pure Critique with Peter Bricklebank
8 Thursdays, starts January 24, 9:30 am-12 pm, $505

ONE-DAY and TWO-DAY INTENSIVES – Non Fiction

Productivity Clinic
Peter Andrews, 2 days, February 23 & 24, 12:30-4:30 pm, $248

The Art of the Interview
Michael Balter, Saturday March 2, 12:30-4:30 pm, $124

The Fiction Podcast: Radio Theater’s Rebirth
Peter Andrews, April 28, 12:30-4:30 pm, $124

Events

Open Mic
We welcome writers and performers in every genre to share their words, music, or comedy with an encouraging audience. Bill Buschel hosts. $5 suggested donation.
Third Fridays, 7:30 pm: January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21
Sundays, 10 am: March 24, May 19

Submission Sundays
Join writers across genres for morale, material, and technical support as you submit your work. Carla Carlson and Mary Ann Scott host. RSVP online. Free, for members only.
First Sundays, 12:30 pm: January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2

Open Write
Enjoy a generative evening of writing exercises, sharing work, and connecting with our community. Refreshments served. Natalie Mesnard and Melissa Ragsly host. Free for members, $10 regular.
Second Saturdays, 7:30 pm: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8

Schedule subject to change. Visit writerscenter.org to register, buy tickets, and get further info or call 914-332-5953.