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September 2018

Writers Night Out – Featured Reader Emily Arsenault

September 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 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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Writers Read @ ELMERS – Featured Reader Phyllis Katz

September 9, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Elmers, 396 Main St,
Ashfield, MA 01330 United States
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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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NEW EVENT -Literary Rendezvous – Open Mic/Featured Poet: Nicole M. Young!

September 30, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Rendezvous, 78 3rd Street
Turners Falls, MA 01376
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Nicole M. Young - Featured Poet Nicole M. Young is a performance poet, playwright, theatre instructor and pop culture critic originally from Detroit, MI.  Her work has been performed across Western Massachusetts, New York, and Michigan.  She self-produced a spoken word album, In/Put:  Live from the Valley, which was recorded live and is working on her first memoir. Website  Candace…

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October 2018

Writers Night Out – Featured Reader Jendi Reiter

October 2, 2018 @ 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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Writers Read – Featured Reader – Richard Wayne Horton

October 21, 2018 @ 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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November 2018

Writers Night Out – Featured Reader Cai Emmons

November 6, 2018 @ 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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Literary Rendezvous – Featured Poet: Beth Filson

November 25, 2018 @ 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 Read/Hilltowns – featured reader Frances W. Henry

December 2, 2018 @ 3:00 am - 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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Writers Night Out – Featured Reader Michael A. Ponsor

December 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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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Literary Rendezvous- OPEN MIC

December 30, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Rendezvous, 78 3rd Street
Turners Falls, MA 01376
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January 2019

Writers Read/Hilltowns – Featured Reader Michael J. Ponsor

January 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Belding Memorial Library, 344 Main Street
Ashfield, MA
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Michael A. Ponsor graduated from Harvard College in 1969, spent two years at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and received his J.D from Yale in 1975. In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed him a United States District Judge. Ponsor has taught at Yale Law School, Western New England School of Law, and the University of…

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Writers Night Out /Open Mic – Featured Reader: Debra Immergut

January 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Basement,

Writers Night Out The Basement, 21 Center Street, Northampton, MA OPEN MIC - 2nd Tuesdays 7-9pm Hosts Rick Paar & Jacqueline Sheehan 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…

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Literary Rendezvous – Featured Poet: Lauren Marie Schmidt

January 27 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 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, Oregon. Her…

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February 2019

Writers Read/Hilltowns – Featured reader: Alice Barrett

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bring Your Poetry! Bring Your Prose! Find Your Public! Uplift Our Souls! Here's how it works: The featured writer reads recent work and describes the journey to publication, followed by Q & A. Then the floor opens to other writers, who can read for five minutes each; we also draw two names for 10-minute readings. If you want…

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Writers Night Out – Featured reader Chris O’Carroll

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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Literary Rendezvous – Featured Reader Christopher J. Sparks

February 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Rendezvous, 78 3rd Street
Turners Falls, MA 01376
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  Featured Reader:  Christopher J. Sparks grew up in Northampton, MA through the 1980s and 90s. He writes poetry, travel, and history, the latter regarding Northampton State Hospital. 

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March 2019

Writers Read/Hilltowns – Featured Reader S. Forrest Nomakeo

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Belding Memorial Library, 344 Main Street
Ashfield, MA
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Here’s how it works: The featured writer reads recent work and describes the journey to publication, followed by Q & A. Then the floor opens to other writers, who can read for five minutes each; we also draw two names for 10-minute readings. If you want to read, put your name in the hat before 2:15. Shirley Forrest…

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Writers Night Out – Featured Reader Amy Laprade

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Basement,

OPEN MIC & FEATURED READER Every month we host a  different guest Author to be our evenings Featured Reader. The Featured Reader reads from their writing and shares their experience as a Writer. THE BASEMENT - 21 Center Street, Northampton, MA  If you’d like a chance to read, place your name in the hat up until…

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