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Writing Workshops January – May 2020

Join us for readings and classes at the Philipse Manor RR station in Sleepy Hollow!

The Hudson Valley Writers Center is thrilled to announce the arrival of our Winter – Spring 2020 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 classes and their pertinent information:

FICTION

Year of Your Book: Fiction, Deep Revision Kirsten Bakis, 6 Mondays, 10:15 am-12:15 pm, $320 Beginning January 13 (Session 1), March 2 (Session 2), April 20 (Session 3)

Year of Your Book: Fiction Kirsten Bakis, 6 Wednesdays, 10:15 am-12:15 pm, $320 Beginning January 15 (Session 1), March 4 (Session 2), April 22 (Session 3)

Writing, Revising, and Publishing Short Fiction Beth Hahn, 6 Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm, $370 Beginning March 4 (Session 2), April 22 (Session 3)

Page-Turning Fiction Joanne Dobson, 6 Thursdays, 4-6 pm, $320 Beginning March 5 (Session 2), April 23 (Session 3)

I Am (Not) A Real Writer Kirsten Bakis, Saturdays, 10 am-12 pm, $320 Beginning January 11 (Session 1), March 7 (Session 2), April 25 (Session 3) Please note Session 3 meets 5 classes for $270

ONE-DAY INTENSIVES

Mapping the Plot with Kirsten Bakis Saturday January 25, 12:30-4:30 pm, $124

Writing your First Novel with Christina Chiu Saturday February 22, 12:30-4:30 pm, $124

Illuminating the Dark: Flash Fiction with Anna Potter Saturday March 21, 12:30-4:30 pm, $124

DRAMA

Writing for Stage, Screen, and Television Bill Bigelow, 6 Fridays, 1:30-3:30 pm, $320 Beginning January 17 (Session 1), March 6 (Session 2), April 24 (Session 3)

Improv for Actors, Writers, and Bored People Lynne Lori Sylvan, 6 Tuesdays, 7:10-9:10 pm, $320 Beginning January 14 (Session 1), March 3 (Session 2), April 21 (Session 3)

ONE-DAY INTENSIVES

Playwriting Workshop: Storycraft and Structure for Writers with Barbara Blatner Saturday April 18, 12:30-4:30 pm $124

YOUTH

Creative Writing for Youth Michael Patrick Collins, 6 Tuesdays, 4-5 pm, $150 Beginning January 21 (Session 1), March 10 (Session 2), April 28 (Session 3)

Home Run Project Stan Friedmann, 6 Sundays, 11 am-12 pm, $150 Beginning January 26 (Session 1), March 15 (Session 2), May 3 (Session 3)

POETRY

Monday Night Poetry, 6 Mondays, 6:30-9 pm, $370 Beginning January 13 (Session 1 with Amy Holman), March 9 (Session 2 with Kathleen Ossip), April 20 (Session 3 with Amy Holman)

Year of Deep Revision: Poetry Manuscript Jennifer Franklin, 6 Wednesdays, 12:30-3 pm, $370 Beginning January 8 (Session 1), February 26 (Session 2), April 15 (Session 3)

Year of Your Book: Poetry Jennifer Franklin, 6 Fridays, 10:45 am-1:15 pm, $370 Beginning January 10 (Session 1), February 21 (Session 2), April 17 (Session 3) Please note Session 3 meets 4 classes for $250

ONE-DAY INTENSIVES

From a Tinkering to the Overhaul: What We Do When We Revise the Poem with Fred Marchant Sunday January 26, 12:30-4:30 pm $124

Pushing the Poetic Metaphor with Suzanne Parker Sunday February 23, 12:30-4:30 pm $124

The Lyric Leap with Rachel Hadas Saturday February 29, 12:30-4:30 pm $124

Poetry Craft Class with Sally Ball Saturday March 14, 12:30-4:30 pm $124

The Character in Poems, Including Your Speaker as a Character and an Avatar of Yourself Who Is Not You with Patrick Donnelly Sunday March 22, 12:30-4:30 pm $124

Letters to No Body: Understanding Your Audience for the Epistolary poem with Justin Wymer Saturday May 2, 12:30-4:30 pm $124

Hybrid Master Class with Chris Campanioni Saturday May 9, 12:30-4:30 pm $124

NON-FICTION

The Art of the Personal Essay Herbert Hadad, 6 Mondays, 12:30-2:30 pm, $320 Beginning April 6 (Session 3)

Memoir Writing Workshops with Susan Hodara 6 Tuesdays, 10:30 am-12:45 pm OR 1:15-3:30 pm, $320 Beginning January 14 (Session 1), March 3 (Session 2), April 21 (Session 3)

Workshop in Pure Critique with Peter Bricklebank 8 Thursdays, starts January 23, 9:30 am-12 pm, $505

ONE-DAY INTENSIVES

Defining and Assembling Your Memoir with Susan Hodara Saturday March 7, 12:30-4:30 pm $124

Memoir Intensive with Susan Hodara Saturday, March 28, 12:30-4:30 pm $124

Workshop schedule subject to change. Visit writerscenter.org to register and get further info.