What would you do if your favorite book hadn't been written?

Or what if you had dreamt all of your life about being a writer but didn't know how to get started?

Writers need the support and encouragement of other writers

That is exactly what Straw Dog offers through programs that teach skills in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We offer opportunities for writers at Writers Night Out and to hear from a Featured Reader who can lend a helping hand and hopeful ideas to new writers. Workshop leaders benefit from Straw Dog promoting their offerings. Our newsletter and online Bulletin Board bring awareness to the community of our member's accomplishments, services, and events. 

Upcoming Events... 

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Writers Night Out…! 

Featured Reader: Ed Orzechowski

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017

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Writers Roundtable: 

“What sustains you as a writer?” 

Saturday,  Feb 11, 2017:  10:30 - 11:30 am

Join us for an informal discussion/ brainstorming session about what works for you as a writer.  Share ideas, successes, pitfalls

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If you are a Straw Dogs member with books to sell,

consider participating at the Straw Dogs table during

Bookfest on April 8, 2017-

at Eastworks in Easthampton.

In exchange for managing the Straw Dogs table for an hour or two a couple of your books can be for sale there all day.

Please contact Michael Goldman

at hammerandhorn@gmail.com

or 413-588-6462

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


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