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Mary Clare Powell reading Everyday Ecstasy

Wednesday, June 6 at 2 pm at the Hadley Senior Center. 

Everyone is invited and welcome.   Would be great to see you all.

June 7Open Circle Poetry Night, Meekins Library, Williamsburg, 6:30 PM

June 11New Ohio Review Author Reading, with David Wanczyk & Joy Baglio, Amherst Books, Amherst, 7 PM

June 14Summer Open House and Reading at the Writers in Progress studio, Florence, 6:30 PM

Book party featuring author Julie Maloney

Patricia Lee Lewis and Jacqueline Sheehan invite you to attend a book party featuring author Julie Maloney. Julie is the director of Women Reading Aloud in New Jersey and the former director of the Julie Maloney Dance Company in NYC. She is currently working on her second novel. Join us for beverages and an afternoon of  delving into the life of writing and publishing in a changing industry.”


How to Pitch (and Write!) That Freelance Article, with Kenneth R. Rosen


Getting published in a magazine takes perseverance, insight, advanced planning, and above all: patience. From Front-of-Book columns to Back-of-Book essays and all the long-form feature articles sandwiched between, this half-day workshop will cover how to pre-report a story, how to conceive and write a magazine pitch, and how to figure out whom to pitch. Writers need not bring anything other than a desire to learn and explore magazine publishing but feel free to bring 1-2 pre-written pitches if you have them for workshopping.

June 16th, 9 am -12 pm ($75)  Register Now

Kenneth R. Rosen is a senior news assistant at The New York Times and an independent journalist covering conflict and vice around the world. He is a Livingston Award finalist in international reporting for his coverage of the Battle of Mosul in Iraq. A contributing writer at Pacific Standard magazine, he has written for Harper’sWIRED, and The Atlantic, among other print and web publications.


Collage and Writing-Finding Inner Guidance with Becky Jones

Saturday, June 30 at 1:30 PM - 5 PM at the Three Sisters Sanctuary, Goshen, MA

Taking time to listen, especially when surrounded by the beauty of nature, we can usually find answers to the questions we’re living with, right inside of us. Whether you’re processing grief, facing a life question or transition, trying to discern a next step for yourself, or exploring a character in your writing, collage is a way for your inner knowing to make itself known.

Join Becky Jones, who has been leading bereavement writing groups for close to twenty years, for a facilitated afternoon of collage and writing

Registration is on a sliding scale from $40- $75,
which includes a $10 admission to Three Sisters Sanctuary. We ask you pay what you can afford.
Group size is limited and registration assures you a spot.

For questions, please contact Becky Jones at emacjones@aol.com

To register, contact Alexandra Mello at (413) 210-4346 or alexandramello@comcast.net

Summer Writing Camp at Writing It Up in the Garden with Nerissa Nield



July 9-13, Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm

Finally–give yourself to your writing for one delicious week! We will meet from 9am-4pm. Mornings will be dedicated to writing in my beautiful house, inside or out on the porch, or patio, or in the secret spot in the center of my labyrinth…or even on the second floor of my barn. There will be breaks for stretches, tea and coffee, snacks. We will have a delicious, healthy lunch together around my dining room table or outside in the backyard. We’d get back to writing at 1 and do some light sharing/workshopping from 3-4. 

Cost: $400.

To register, write to Nerissand@gmail.com



Help Launch the Jane Jetson Memorial Memoir Group!

I’m seeking four to six writers to pilot this introductory memoir class via teleconference—at a special introductory price!

  • $120 for an eight-week memoir-writing course
  • All you need is a computer with Internet access and a camera
  • Wed. evenings, 7–9 p.m., via Skype or Google Hangouts (free app)
  • All genders welcome
  • Introductory-level memoir course – some writing experience helpful
  • Dates to be determined when we reach minimum enrollment of four people

Contact Jane (Roy Brown, not Jetson): Jane@theheartofstory.com. Read more about Jane at www.theheartofstory.com.

Woven Word Creative Writing Summer Program

Summers On The Houseboat 2018  

Session I:  July 9-13  (Accepting Wait List)
Session II:  July 23-27 (Accepting Wait List)
Session III:  July 30-Aug. 3 (5 Spaces Remaining)

9 AM - 4 PM    (Ages 10-18 years old)

$365 Per Session (Limit 1 Session)

For Questions or to sign up for the contact list,
please email Lynn at Lrbowmaster@gmail.com


Stump Sprouts this fall with Patricia Lee Lewis and Tzivia Gover for “Dreaming on the Page.

3-day Retreat, November 30 to December 2, 2018.

Join them in the Berkshires for a weekend of collaboration to further incorporate the role of the unconscious in your work. See how doing so can create a deeper well to draw from. Enjoy the crisp fall air, community with other writers and wonderful food. Single rooms available.

More information here: http://writingretreats.org/stump-sprouts/

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Vallum Award for Poetry 2018 submissions open!

Submit your best work to the Vallum Award for Poetry 2018 for you chance to win $750 and publication in an upcoming issue of Vallum!
Vallum Award for Poetry 2018
JULY 15, 2018 (postmarked)
1st Prize: $750
2nd Prize: $250
+ publication in Vallum

For more information and to submit online, visit http://www.vallummag.com/contestrules.html

Literary Journals & Presses!

Send us your information, with links for submitting literary work!
send to: admin@strawdogwriters.org


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. Contact her at gailthomaspoet@gmail.com
Website: http://www.gailthomaspoet.com/

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 www.dmgordoneditorial.com for more information, then write to me, Diana Gordon, at dmgordon@comcast.net. I look forward to hearing from you.

SGCG Illustration

Tattoo design, book illustration, and art commissions by SGCG Illustration, based in Northampton, MA. Specializing in animal characters and horror. 10+ years experience in digital and traditional art! I'd love to draw you something.


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