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September 2018

Poetry Critique Group – Register today!

September 16 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 am
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Straw Dog Writers Guild Authors Showcase!

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal St
South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075
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Tuesday, September 25, at South Hadley Public Library at 6 p.m.  AUTHORS READING Elizabeth George Amy Laprade Susan LaRosa Ruth Lehrer Melanie S. Lewis Ed Orzechowski Michael Ponsor Jessica B. Sokol Joshua Michael Stewart Melissa Volker Tom Weiner Ellen Wittlinger

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Straw Dog Writers Guild – Annual Meeting 2018

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
84 Musante Drive, Northampton, MA 01060, 84 Musante Drive
Northampton, MA 01060
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Straw Dog Writers Guild annual meeting All members welcome -Come hear about plans and opportunities Sept 29, 10 am, 84 Musante Drive, Northampton. Coffee/tea/nibbles RSVP to info@strawdogwriters.org

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NEW EVENT -Literary Rendezvous – Open Mic/Featured Poet: Nicole M. Young!

September 30 @ 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 @ 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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Compass Roads Reading at Graham Hall, Smith College

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Graham Hall, Smith College, Smith College
Northampton, MA 01060
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POETS READING Janet E Aalfs Alice Barrett Jean Blakeman Anna Bozena Bowen Floyd Cheung Candace R Curran Beth Filson Michael Goldman Tzivia Gover Sharon A Harmon Jane McPhetres Johnson Mary Ellen Kelly Patricia Lee Lewis Richard Michelson Burleigh Mutén Jovonna Van Pelt Christine Anne Pratt Stephanie B Shafran Cynthia Suopis Jane Yolen

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The Poetic Dream Workshop

October 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal St
South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075
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The Poetic Dream  Workshop with Tzivia Gover Dreams contain all the elements great poetry including metaphor, symbolism, vivid imagery, humor, and personification. Thus, it is no surprise that classical and contemporary poets from Coleridge to Hughes to Clifton and more have used dreams and visions to craft their works. Dreams can help new writers and experienced…

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Poetry Critique Group – Register today!

October 14 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 am
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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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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Compass Roads Reading at The Great Falls Word Festival

November 10 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A,
Turners Falls, MA 01376
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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

Giving & Receiving Manuscript Feedback – Workshop with Celia Jeffries

December 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lilly Library, 19 Meadow Street
Florence, MA United States
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Giving and receiving manuscript feedback No one writes in a void. Although we may sometimes deny it, most of us write to be read. But there are times when having your work read by others can be damaging or even silencing, particularly when you are in the formative stages of a project. Many workshops have…

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Writers Read/Hilltowns – featured reader Frances W. Henry

December 2 @ 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 @ 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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