WNO - Writers Night Out!
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
1st Tuesday of the Month
Doors open at 7 – with an open mic.
If you’d like a chance to read, place your name in the hat up until 7:10. Ten names will be randomly selected.
The reading starts at 7:15, and each reader will have five minutes.
Admission is free; participants are encouraged to buy a drink in support of the venue.
Please join us!
Jacqueline Sheehan, Ph.D., is a New York Times Bestselling author. She is also a psychologist. Her novels include The Comet’s Tale a novel about Sojourner Truth, Lost & Found, Now & Then, and Picture This, The Center of the World, and The Tiger in the House.
Upcoming Featured Readers
Jan 8 - Debra Immergut
Feb 5 - Gail Cleare
March 5 - Amy Laprade
April 2 - Marion VanArsdell
May 7 - Charlie Bondhus
June 4 - Patrick Donnelly
July 2 - Howie Faerstein
Aug 6 - Joan Livingston
Sept 3 - James Arthur
Oct 1 - Andrea Hairston
Nov 5 - Mary Koncel
Dec 3 - Karen Skolfield
I’ve taught psychology, primarily counseling and psychotherapy, at Springfield College for 32 years and have been writing for 20. Psychology and writing ask the same question, “What does it mean to be human?” Good writing does a much better job. Long, loopy sentences, stories with no clear resolution, versus the DSM? No contest.
I have two grown kids, Chelsea and Nick, one son-in-law also named Nick, and a year-old grandson name Wyatt. I write psychological articles no one reads and stories and essays that a few more do. I have the requisite unpublished novel and another novel almost done.
Richard Wayne Horton & Stephanie Shafran
Joy Baglio at Writer Night Out
Ellen Meeropol & Jane Yolen
Joshua Michael Stewart
This is our Featured Reader (left) Emily Arsenault, selling one of her books to SD member Lanette Sweeney.
WNO Former Host
Beth Filson is the host of Writers Night Out, a Straw Dog salon. Most recently she won the 2015 Wild Light Poetry Prize from Red Hen Press, and her art was featured on the cover of The Florida Review.
Thank you, Beth, for doing such a wonderful job all these years hosting Writers Night Out!!