New members are always welcome!

Supporting writers of all genres & levels of expertise. 


The mission of Straw Dog Writers Guild is to support the writing community by strengthening, engaging and connecting writers at all levels of development. We are a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the craft and transformative power of writing, designed to serve writers throughout the region by promoting individual growth, community outreach, and enrichment and community building. - Learn More

Board Officers, Advisory Board, Steering Committee,  Program Committee, Publicity/Social Media Committee. Learn More...

Become a Member today! Join a growing community of local writers, authors, workshop leaders, and literary lovers. Learn More...

Straw Dog Writers Guild Members are patrons and advocates of literature,  raising the literary profile of Western MA. Learn More...


Straw Dog Writers Guild is a volunteer 501(c)3 organization, committed to paying writers for their presentations. Your tax-deductible memberships and donations help support them.


We are committed to paying our presenters. Your membership and donations help us reach this goal!