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READINGS / EVENTS
Manuscript Intensive Series Reading - Dec 15, 2018 - Writers In Progress Series
Join us on Dec 15th as members of the 2017/18 Manuscript Intensive Series workshop, Cathy Luna, Mary Neill, Donna Barten, Leigh Bailey, Emily Lackey, and Dori Ostermiller, read from their work. 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Refreshments and drinks to follow the reading.
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 Watson.
Nerissa Nields writing it up in the garden
Pioneer Valley Writers Workshop
Furnished two-bedroom house in Ashfield, MA, available for your writing retreat!
Peaceful, secluded hilltop setting with mountain views, surrounded by forests, fields and walking trails. Three miles to breakfast at Elmer’s Store in Ashfield and ten-minute drive to the food co-op, shops and restaurants in Shelburne Falls. Available for mid-week, weekend, or week-long rentals.
Please contact Deborah Dill at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Do You Want to Publish?
If you’re ready to push the envelope and write poems that publishers will take seriously I’m offering one-on-one tutorials. I’m a working poet with a wide publication. I offer rigorous and experienced feedback. The first session is free, and $60 per meeting after that. If you are far away and can only respond by email, my fee is $50 per meeting. Note, I also do full manuscript critiques. They will be priced differently, according to how long they are and how much work needs to be done on the poems.
Bio: Doug Anderson’s first book of poems, The Moon Reflected Fire, won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. His second, Blues for Unemployed Secret Police, a grant from the Academy of American Poets. His third book, Horse Medicine, was published by Barrow Street in 2015. He has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Massachusetts Cultural Council, Poets & Writers, and other funding organizations. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Field, The Massachusetts Review, the Southern Review, Poetry, Poetry Ireland Review, and other journals, magazines and anthologies. He has written plays, fiction, and his memoir, Keep Your Head Down, was published by W. W. Norton in 2009. He has taught in the MFA programs at Bennington College and Pacific University of Oregon.
Manuscript Review by D M Gordon
Want your writing to be the best it can be? Aching to be published? Thinking of an MFA? Why not work with an individual editor first. I’m less expensive than a low-residency program, with more focused, extensive attention. I work with post-MFA grads towards publication, poetry, and prose, as well as writers first seeking to share their work. From query letters to self-publication, we can discuss your immediate goals and how to achieve them. A prize-winning poet and fiction writer, and an experienced, respectful editor in multiple genres, I’d love to talk with you.
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Consultation w/ Gail Thomas
Poet and teacher Gail Thomas is available for individual consultation on your poetry submissions, manuscripts and residency applications. With more than 40 years of publishing and teaching experience, Gail offers feedback that not only focuses on your writing goals, but also strengthens your craft.
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