2024 Word Fest

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Upcoming Literary Events: April 18-24, 2024

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Call for Entries: Poetic License 2024

Word Fest 2024

HVWG Presents the 2024 Word Fest

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Upcoming Literary Events: April 11-17, 2024

New Books
Poetry, Fiction, & Non-Fiction
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Three Poems – Dameien Nathaniel

Three poems - "May Burials of December Bodies," "We're Going to the Store," and "Again, Let Me Tell You What I Know About Breathing" - by Dameien Nathaniel

Tobi Alfier

Three Poems – Tobi Alfier

Three poems - Greensleeves Pantoum," "How Many Times," and "Anything But Blue" - by poet and editor Tobi Alfier.

Next Up To The Mic
Next Up to The Mic Episode 22: Rebecca Schumejda Live at The Linda
Austin Houston Live at The Linda
Episode 20: James H Duncan Live at The Linda
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Event & Workshop News
Word Fest 2024

HVWG Presents the 2024 Word Fest

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Hudson Valley Writers Guild is proud to present the 2024 Word Fest featuring the poetry and spoken word of upstate New York.

From The Blogs
Tree and the Fog

The Flying Monkey: When Is Too Soon?

In the latest edition of "The Flying Monkey," Cheryl A. Rice asks how soon is too soon to start writing after the sudden loss of a loved one.

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My 2024 Clearance Sale TBR

Don Levy has gone through his bookshelves and found the books that he has never opened so her can make his 2024 TBR (To Be Read) list.

Don Levy reading at the Poets Speak Loud open mic on Monday, January 28, 2019

Mid Reading Year Look Back

It's almost the end of June, and it's the perfect time for Don Levy to look back at his reading year so far.

Calls For Submissions
Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize

Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize

The Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize is administered by the University of Pittsburgh Press. The prize is awarded for a first full-length book of poems.


Curt Johnson Prose Awards

December magazine offers the annual Curt Johnson Prose Awards to recognize collections of fiction and non-fiction.

Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Frederick Douglass Book Prize

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History announce the twenty-fifth annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize.