Hudson Valley Writers Guild Announces Short Fiction Winners

February 18th, 2011, 11:30 am by Greg

Congrats go out to the winners of the Short Fiction Writing Contest sponsored by the Hudson Valley Writers Guild. The competition was open to writers throughout New York State.

The winners are:

First Place: Ken Holland, Fishkill
Second Place: Jo Salas, New Paltz
Third Place: Carol Derfner, Kinderhook
Honorable Mentions:
John Velie, Albany
David Sylvester, Watervliet
Susan Clements, Buffalo

The six winning writers will be honored at a reading at 1pm on Saturday, April 2, at the East Greenbush Community Library. Refreshments will be served, and the reading is free and open to the public.


Song of Myself, and you…

May 24th, 2009, 9:48 am by Sara

“I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

I loafe and invite my soul,
I lean and loafe at my ease … observing a spear of summer grass.”

Celebrate the 190th anniversary of the birth of the great American poet Walt Whitman with a public (and participatory) reading of his epic classic, “Song of Myself.” Presented by the fine folks at the Poetry Motel Foundation and the Hudson Valley Writers Guild,  Nippertown poets and poetry fans will gather together at the Robert Burns statue in Albany’s Washington Park at 6pm Sunday, May 31. Listen or read a section of the poem yourself at the free, rain-or-shine event.

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