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October 2018

Writers Read – Featured Reader – Richard Wayne Horton

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Belding Memorial Library, 344 Main Street
Ashfield, MA
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Bring Your Poetry! Bring Your Prose! Find Your Public! Uplift Our Souls! Here’s how it works: A featured writer reads recent work and describes the journey to publication, followed by audience Q & A. Then the floor opens to other writers—published or not—for five minutes each. Hint: If you want to read, put your name…

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Dead Writers Dance – Literary Halloween

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
121 Club, Eastworks, Easthampton, MA, Easthampton, MA + Google Map

Do you write? Do you read? Do you wish the NYTimes Book Review would ask YOU which dead authors you’d like to have dinner with?Forget dinner, come DANCE with them! Dress up as your favorite author (or character) and Join Straw Dog Writers for our inaugural DEAD WRITERS DANCE Benefit. DJ Cash bar Free snacks Surprise accolades…

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Literary Rendezvous – Open Mic/ Featured Readers: Stewart & Stewart

October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Literary Rendezvous @ The Voo! Turners Falls, MA. Straw Dog Writers Guild offers this new Poetry Open Mic & Featured Poet event. Open to all poets and poetry lovers!  Sign up for open mic by 3:15 pm.  Last Sunday of the month 3-5pm.   Featured Readers - Pamela Stewart & Joshua Michael Stewart Joshua Michael…

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November 2018

Cancelled – ROUNDTABLE: ALLY V APPROPRIATION

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Writers Night Out – Featured Reader Cai Emmons

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Basement,

Doors open at 7 – with an open mic. If you’d like a chance to read, place your name in the hat up until 7:10. Ten names will be randomly selected. The reading starts at 7:15, and each reader will have five minutes. Admission is free; participants are encouraged to buy a drink in support…

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Poetry Critique Group – Register today!

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Literary Rendezvous – Featured Poet: Beth Filson

November 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Rendezvous, 78 3rd Street
Turners Falls, MA 01376
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Literary Rendezvous @ The Voo!  3rd St, Turners Falls, MA 01376 Straw Dog Writers Guild offers this new Poetry Open Mic & Featured Poet event. Open to all poets and poetry lovers!  Last Sunday of the month 3-5pm. Sign up by 3:15pm for Open Mic.  Featured Poet: Beth Filson is a writer, educator, and a self-taught artist. She…

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December 2018

Writers Night Out – Featured Reader Michael A. Ponsor

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Basement,

Doors open at 7 – with an open mic. If you’d like a chance to read, place your name in the hat up until 7:10. Ten names will be randomly selected. The reading starts at 7:15, and each reader will have five minutes. Admission is free; participants are encouraged to buy a drink in support…

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Poetry Critique Group – Register today!

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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January 2019

A Winter Reading – Belchertown Authors

January 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Parish Hall at BUCC, 18 Park Street
Belchertown, MA
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Local authors who are members of the Straw Dog Writers Guild and friends will read from their books and manuscripts. There will be snacks and books available for signing. Snow day is January 27, 4-6 PM. Readers include: Mary Warren Bartlett, Justine Dymond, Francesca Forrest, Marianne Gambaro, Ellen Evert Hopman, Melanie S. Lewis, and Jo…

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Literary Rendezvous – Featured Poet: Lauren Marie Schmidt

January 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Rendezvous, 78 3rd Street
Turners Falls, MA 01376
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      Lauren Marie Schmidt is the author of three collections of poetry: Two Black Eyes and a Patch of Hair Missing; The Voodoo Doll Parade, selected for the Main Street Rag Author’s Choice Chapbook Series; and Psalms of The Dining Room, a sequence of poems about her volunteer experience at a soup kitchen in Eugene,…

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