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Give Me My Ham by Lauren Marie Schmidt

On my first day of service at the Haven House, a transitional housing program for homeless women and children, the…

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PICKETING HOME BY ELLEN MEEROPOL

Originally published in Fired Up! Green Fire Writers   When the picketing started at Glen Echo Amusement Park, I was…

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The Generosity of Literary Citizens by Ellen Meeropol

May 1 was the last Valley Gives Day — at least in this incarnation of the regional online nonprofit extravaganza…

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2018 March Medley Writing Workshops by Carla M. Cooke

I enjoyed participating in all four of the Straw Dog Writers Guild’s 2018 March Medley Workshops.  The collaboration between SDWG…

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Blessings to Certain Spaces

When I was an undergrad in Athens, GA, the 40-Watt Club was the magnet that drew musicians and poets together.…

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Meet Our New Intern: Jamie Haines

  I am a senior at Westfield State University studying English with a concentration in writing. My dream for after…

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Reflections on Writing for Social Justice Roundtable by Jan Maher

At the recent Straw Dog Writers’ Guild roundtable on writing for social justice, we were asked to consider our biggest…

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Reflections on Writing Residency by two Straw Dog Members

Bernadette with Patricia (owner of Patchwork Retreat) Writers Desk in Eagles Nest Desk Buddy SD Coffee Many details of Patchwork…

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Abel Meeropol Social Justice Writing Award Event

Patricia Smith awarded the Abel Meeropol Social Justice Writing Award by SDWG Board President Ellen Meeropol & Robert Meeropol Patricia…

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High School Scholarship Recipient 2017

  Emily Dean is a first-year student at Greenfield Community College studying liberal arts. Emily loves reading, writing, and taking…

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