Fall Registration Closing Soon

Registration for Fall Workshop series closes Monday, September 23. Workshops begin the week of September 29.

Wednesday afternoon workshop is full. Seats available Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings.

Register Sunday afternoons, 4-7 PM

Register Thursday evenings, 6-9 PM

You do not need to be an experienced writer to benefit from writing in community. wVw welcomes writers at all levels of experience, as well as those who dream of one day writing the stories they long to tell. Don't allow past experiences, in school or elsewhere, prevent you from writing your story.

Don't let money stand in your way either. wVw offers financial assistance.

I'm looking forward to a season of stories as glorious as the Fall season.

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Fall'19 Workshops & Write Saturday

Fall'19 Workshops - Sunday and Wednesday afternoons, Thursday evenings -  and Write Saturday, October 12, are now open for registration. Looking forward to another season of inspiration and imagination. Wallkill Valley Writers

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the river now

two legs
four legs
legs to stand on
legs to talk on
mute except where we meet
at the ground
our ground, we agree

she spins it
with each step
a river of sticks
to stand on
movement always makes
my heart
beat back
I remember
even the frozen
moves at a level

we call it death
when the legs fall down even
the tree kins its knee
no blood here, I can't see it
no blood here, she said
its floating
all around us

the river now
moves on
stone stays
stone pile
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I Tell You This

​I do not hold onto my anger
  Or disappointments
And that affects my poetry
Housing projects
Single mom
Brother's hand me downs
Abuses by boys not sure yet
How to treat a woman
  Or girl
With breasts already bigger than
                                    their experiences
Dreaming of breasts as comfort
Grabbing them for confirmation
Child for a husband
Who hit with words
Withheld emotion
  And conversation
  And the will to provide
Sex as a privilege
Not desire
  But punishment

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wvw Spring Starts in Two Weeks

Think Spring. If you are a gardener, you may have ordered seeds to plant and they are already sprouting waiting for the soil to warm enough to be put to bed. But if you are a procrastinator like me, you may just be drooling over the stack of seed catalogs that have arrived in the mail. My personal favorite isn't a seed catalog but the David Austin Rose catalog. Even if you never plant a rose, you can love this catalog.

As you anticipate for crocus and tulips to bloom, why not register for wVw Spring Workshops and Write Saturday:

Sunday afternoons, 4 - 7 PM, beginning March 11 - Register

Wednesday afternoons, 1 - 4 PM, beginning March 14 - Register

Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 9:30 PM, beginning March 15 - Register

Write Saturday, March 10, 9 AM - 4 PM, Ulster Park - Register

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