Readings & Workshops  


New Century Theatre presents a staged reading of a new play by Ellen Wittlinger.

Edie's husband has been dead for thirty years, and now, to the frustration of her two grown daughters, she's moved into the basement of her house where she believes he lives. This Thanksgiving her children and grandchildren gather to sort out the accumulated rubbish of Edie's life and somewhere between dinner and dessert family mysteries are revealed.

Saturday, June 24 @ 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 25 @ 2 p.m. at First Churches, 129 Main Street, Northampton, MA. Admission: $5

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Words Are Power Girls Summer Writing Workshop 2017!

Carolyn Zaikowski - Words are power 413

Kate Senecal

Words Are Power is a three-week intensive creative writing workshop geared toward empowering young women to trust their voice and vision. Through interactive lessons, workshops, readings, generative exercises, and the creation of a final product, participants will learn just as much about themselves as they will about the craft of writing.  

  1. Who: Young women ages 15-18 -
  2. When:  Session 1: July 10-28, M-F, 2-6PM, with live reading on 7/28 at 8 PM
  3. Session 2: August 7-25, M-F, 2-6PM, with live reading on 8/25 at 8 PM
  4. Where:  Flywheel Arts Collective, 43 Main Street, Easthampton MA, 01027

No writing experience required!  

Writing instructors Carolyn Zaikowski & Kate Senecal. 

Writing at Patchwork Farm

Patricia Lee Lewis will gather writers for Weekly Workshops and Weekend Retreats at Patchwork Farm this summer. 

Patricia Lee Lewis


 Weekends are July 15-16 and September 23-24. 

Weekly Workshops are Tuesdays starting June 13th and Thursdays starting June 15th.

 Spaces are filling fast! 

More here:  Weekends or Weekly.

 Or call Patricia 413 320-1824.

Resources & Services

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.

Visit my website at for more information, then write to me, Diana Gordon, at I look forward to hearing from you.

Other Opportunities 



Changes as of April 2017- ** members get unlimited entries, and services posted can stay as space permits.  

Non-member postings receive 1 free newsletter posting and 6 weeks posted on the bulletin board. 

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Do you offer these or other professional services for writers?

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