River River Writers Circle is a nonprofit, local arts and community organization. Find us on social media: FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Visit us on Meetup for our schedule of literary events for writers and readers in the heart of the Hudson Valley.  Join our mission to encourage a thriving poetry and storytelling community.

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River River

Welcome to River River, a literary journal from the heart of the Hudson Valley. We publish poetry, short prose, photography and translations twice a year.

Current Issue
Fall 2017 – Issue 6


Spring 2017 – Issue 5

Fall 2016 – Issue 4

Spring 2016 – Issue 3

Fall 2015 – Issue 2

Winter / Spring 2015 – Issue 1


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Join our mission to encourage a thriving poetry and storytelling community.  Your donation here supports the journal, our free writing groups, open mic, and other events. Thank you!

Join our online fundraiser!

Contribute to our community writing salons and get great thank-you gifts for writers! Our online fundraiser on Generosity.com is live now!

For three years, we’ve been running creative free-writing salons in the lower Hudson Valley to cultivate increased time and space for reflection, for discussion of civic values, and for connection between those whose voices may be made clearer and stronger by writing. Please support our effort to increase and improve these facilitated literary salons, free and open to all in the general community. Make a tax-deductible donation, and help our non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization grow.



Many thanks to these donors for supporting our community writing salons and local literary events in 2017. Your generosity inspires literature as a thriving force for renewal and engagement in our communities and our world.

Lorraine Ash

David E. Bell

Eve Fischer

Siwsan Gimprich

Lisa Giuiliano

Sarah E Gordon

Alexandra Hanson-Harding

Elizabeth A. Hobson

Joshua Atesh Litle

Donna L. Miele & Ken Herndon

Madalasa & Juan Mobili

Sharon Paster

Julie Goldberg Springer

Steve Swank

Jennifer A. Wortham

About River River

River River Writers Circle serves the creative writing community of the lower Hudson Valley and beyond. Our mission is to support and encourage literary artists through free social events, weekly writers’ groups, open mic readings, and workshops, with opportunities to participate in River River Literary Journal. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in New York.

Our board of directors:

A. Anupama, president

Donna Miele, vice-president

Ken Herndon, treasurer

David e. Bell, secretary

Rosemary Farrell

Julie Goldberg

Rebecca Watkins-Sloofman

Lori Soderlind