Happenings @ The Writers Center

It’s June and that means the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center will be offering a wide variety of summer readings, events, classes and workshops.

The Summer Sunset Series: Many of you have attended our summer reading series over the years, held on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

This year we again offer the series at the Center – which is the restored Philipse Manor railroad station – featuring Annecy Baez, Michael Cleary, Aracelis Girmay, Rachel Hadas, Peter Meinke and Mervyn Taylor. But this year we also take our Wednesday evening readings on the road – on July 11 the Center and its Slapering Hol Press poets will be featured at the Neuberger Museum for two unique nights of poetry, music and art.

Small Press Festival: We hope everyone will agree that a wonderful way to spend a summer day is with books, writers and poetry. On Sunday, June 17, consider spending part of Father’s Day at the Center where, at 2:00 p.m., we will host a book fair featuring regional and local small presses, and at 3:00 p.m. many of those editors will hold a discussion with those of you who are writers and want to learn more about how local editors make decisions when publishing writers. The day ends with a reading by poets published by our featured presses.

Summer Classes and Workshops: We have what you’re looking for this summer! You can enroll your children in summer workshops – we offer a class for third to fifth graders, for children 11-13 years of age, and a course for teens 14 years and older. For the adult writer we offer a diverse selection of courses and workshops including how to plan, develop and write a book, memoir writing, advanced poetry, writing children’s books and stories, fiction writing and fiction intensives, to name just a few.

We hope to see you at the Center this summer. For further information on events and readings and to register for workshops and classes, call the Writers’ Center at (914) 332-5953 or visit us online at www.writerscenter.org.

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