Writers Night Out

WNO - Writers Night Out!


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! 

WNO Co-Host

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Jacqueline Sheehan

 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. 

WNO Co-Host

Rick Paar

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  I have the requisite unpublished novel and another novel almost done.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