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February 2019

Literary Rendezvous – Featured Reader Christopher J. Sparks

February 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Rendezvous, 78 3rd Street
Turners Falls, MA 01376
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  Featured Reader:  Christopher J. Sparks grew up in Northampton, MA through the 1980s and 90s. He writes poetry, travel, and history, the latter regarding Northampton State Hospital. 

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March 2019

Writers Read/Hilltowns – Featured Reader S. Forrest Nomakeo

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Belding Memorial Library, 344 Main Street
Ashfield, MA
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Here’s how it works: The featured writer reads recent work and describes the journey to publication, followed by Q & A. Then the floor opens to other writers, who can read for five minutes each; we also draw two names for 10-minute readings. If you want to read, put your name in the hat before 2:15. Shirley Forrest…

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Writers Night Out – Featured Reader Amy Laprade

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Basement,

OPEN MIC & FEATURED READER Every month we host a  different guest Author to be our evenings Featured Reader. The Featured Reader reads from their writing and shares their experience as a Writer. THE BASEMENT - 21 Center Street, Northampton, MA  If you’d like a chance to read, place your name in the hat up until…

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Writing for Children Workshop with Lesléa Newman & Jane Yolen

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED --- Registration is FULL - To be added to the waitlist please email info@strawdogwriters.org Jane Yolen and Lesléa Newman will walk us through the definition and limits of the genre; the parameters of emotion/motion; the range of topics; subgenres without picture books; to rhyme or not to rhyme; how much is…

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Literary Rendezvous – Featured Reader Amy Laprade

March 31 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 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 2:30- 4:30 pm Sign up for Open Mic by 2:45 pm   FEATURED READER – Amy Laprade  .                An…

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April 2019

Writers Night Out – Featured Reader Marion VanArsdell

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Basement,

OPEN MIC & FEATURED READER Every month we host a  different guest Author to be our evenings Featured Reader. The Featured Reader reads from their writing and shares their experience as a Writer. THE BASEMENT - 21 Center Street, Northampton, MA  If you’d like a chance to read, place your name in the hat up until…

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What Happens When Your Character Calls 911? Writing Workshop with Jacqueline Sheehan & Detective Sergeant Vic Caputo

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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What Happens When Your Character Calls 911? On Sunday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to noon, author Jacqueline Sheehan and Detective Sergeant Vic Caputo present an overview of what happens when your character calls 911. This introductory program is designed to help writers increase your understanding of law enforcement and forensics, with the overall eye…

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Writers Read/Hilltowns – Featured Reader Gail Thomas

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Belding Memorial Library, 344 Main Street
Ashfield, MA
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Here’s how it works: The featured writer reads recent work and describes the journey to publication, followed by Q & A. Then the floor opens to other writers, who can read for five minutes each; we also draw two names for 10-minute readings. If you want to read, put your name in the hat before 2:15. Featured Reader…

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There is a Brightness – Group Poetry Reading by SDWG Poetry Critique Meetup

April 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
White Square Books, 86 Cottage St
Easthampton, MA 01027 United States
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Read it Again! – Workshop with Jane Yolen and Lesléa Newman

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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 APRIL 28, 1-3:30pm Workshop / 3:30- 4pm Book Signing.  Registration is FULL - Jane Yolen and Lesléa Newman will walk us through the definition and limits of the genre; the parameters of emotion/motion; the range of topics; subgenres without picture books; to rhyme or not to rhyme; how much is too much/too little; and what are…

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Literary Rendezvous – Featured Readers Trish Crapo & Janet MacFadyen

April 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 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 2:30- 4:30 pm Sign up for Open Mic by 2:45 pm Trish Crapo grew up in Miami, Florida and now…

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May 2019

Writers Read/Hilltowns – Featured Reader Joshua Michael Stewart

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Belding Memorial Library, 344 Main Street
Ashfield, MA
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Here’s how it works: The featured writer reads recent work and describes the journey to publication, followed by Q & A. Then the floor opens to other writers, who can read for five minutes each; we also draw two names for 10-minute readings. If you want to read, put your name in the hat before 2:15. Featured Reader…

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Writers Night Out – Featured Reader Charlie Bondhus

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Basement

OPEN MIC & FEATURED READER Every month we host a  different guest Author to be our evenings Featured Reader. The Featured Reader reads from their writing and shares their experience as a Writer. THE BASEMENT - 21 Center Street, Northampton, MA  If you’d like a chance to read, place your name in the hat up until…

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“To Refract Our Complex Identities: Write an American Ghazal”

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Lilly Library, 19 Meadow Street
Florence, MA United States
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  Photo by Joyce Skowyra María Luisa Arroyo - Born in Manatí, PR & raised in Springfield, MA, María Luisa Arroyo was educated at Colby (BA), Tufts (MA) & Harvard (ABD) in German, her third language. She earned her MFA from the Solstice MFA program at Pine Manor College. In recognition of her numerous poetry…

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Literary Rendezvous – Featured Reader Tommy Twilite

May 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 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 2:30- 4:30 pm Sign up for Open Mic by 2:45 pm Featured Reader - Tommy Twilite (aka Tom Clark)  is…

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June 2019

Writers Read/Hilltowns – Featured Reader Mary Clare Powell

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Belding Memorial Library, 344 Main Street
Ashfield, MA
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Here’s how it works: The featured writer reads recent work and describes the journey to publication, followed by Q & A. Then the floor opens to other writers, who can read for five minutes each; we also draw two names for 10-minute readings. If you want to read, put your name in the hat before 2:15. Featured Reader…

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Writers Night Out – Featured Reader Patrick Donnelly

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Basement

OPEN MIC & FEATURED READER Every month we host a  different guest Author to be our evenings Featured Reader. The Featured Reader reads from their writing and shares their experience as a Writer. THE BASEMENT - 21 Center Street, Northampton, MA  If you’d like a chance to read, place your name in the hat up until…

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Voices for Resistance – a Celebration

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Forbes Library, Coolidge Museum, 20 West Street
Northampton, 01060
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Confirmed readers include: Andrea Hairston, Chivas Sandage, Christopher J. Sparks, Doug Anderson, Ilina Singh, India Smith, John Sheirer, Kent Alexander, Lanette Sweeney, Maria Luisa Arroyo,  Marya Zilberberg, Mary Warren Foulk, Nicole M. Young,  Patrick Donnelly, & Theresa Vincent

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Roundtable Discussion – Summer Goals

June 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lilly Library, 19 Meadow Street
Florence, MA United States
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Come join a roundtable to discuss your hopes and challenges in writing during the busy summer months. We will converse and share fellow writers’ ways and working routines as well as share ideas on maneuvering through difficult schedules. At the end of the discussion, participants will be asked to set a writing goal for the…

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The Poetry Ritual: A Reading

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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