Upcoming Hudson Valley Writers Guild Programs

HVWG programs Writing from Art and Architecture
Cosponsored by the Hudson Valley Writers Guild and and the Historic Albany Foundation

Saturday, September 8, 2007, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Albany City Hall, Eagle Street, NY

The tour, which will take place from 10:00-11:00 a.m. (approximately) is free. The public is invited to attend the tour, independent of the writing workshop. Writing workshop – $10 for members of the HVWG or of the Historic Albany Foundation, $12 for non members. Reservations are recommended. To register email cphilo@nycap.rr.com or call 518-459-3255.

This event will include a tour of the art and history of the building, completed in 1883, one of the most Romanesque designs of renowned architect Henry Hobson Richardson. The tour will be conducted by John J. McEneny, Member of the NYS Assembly for the 104th District. A former Albany County Historian, Jack McEneny is a well-known teacher and speaker on local history, ethnicity and related fields.

Albany poet and photographer, Dan Wilcox, will conduct the writing workshop. The workshop will include discussion on different approaches to writing about history, art and architecture, writing exercises, and sharing of work. Novice writers as well as those who are published authors are welcome.

This program is funded with an Albany City Arts Grant.

Poetry and Performance with Elizabeth McKim and Steve Clorfeine
Hosted by the Hudson Valley Writers Guild and New York Expressive Arts

Saturday, September 15, 2007, 7:00 PM at 4 Central Ave., Albany, NY

An engaging poet-performer and teacher, Elizabeth Gordon McKim works out of the oral tradition of song, story, and poem. For many years she has performed her poetry with Swiss musician Paolo Knill and she has worked with dancers, poets, visual artists, musicians and teachers in the U.S., Europe, Indonesia and Israel. She has written five books of poetry, the latest entitled “The Red Thread” (Leapfrog Press, 2003). McKim has worked with countless children and teachers, and expressive arts practitioners throughout the U.S. and internationally. She is a national faculty member at Lesley University in the Department of Creative Arts in Learning and Poet Laureate of the European Graduate School. “McKim’s poems offer you immediate pleasure. Carry them home and take them into you.” — Marge Piercy

Steve Clorfeine has been writing, performing and directing theater pieces since 1975. His productions have been presented in theatres, public schools, libraries, senior centers and art centers throughout the United States and Western Europe. Steve is on the theater faculty of Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. His latest collection of poems is “Field Road Sky” (2006). “Clorfeine’s day to day experiences read like a series of prose haikus…there is a clarity in his writing…a habit of seeing the ordinary and the extraordinary, the marvelous in the mundane.” —Woodstock Times

For more information: Contact denie@newyorkexpressivearts.com or call the studio at (518) 434-2412. You can also contact the Hudson Valley Writers Guild at (518) 449-8069.