Our Mission

Straw Dog Writers Guild unites and inspires writers throughout our diverse community.

 New members are always welcome!
Supporting writers of all genres & levels of expertise.

We value all of the Straw Dog Writing community and we are adapting to the restrictions set forth by the CDC to keep us safe and to minimize infection of COVID-19. We are currently offering alternative ways to stay connected and inspired as a community, through Straw Dog virtual workshops and virtual events.

We support writers through:
Craft workshops
Open Mics
Social gatherings
Writing Residencies
High School Scholarships
Emerging Writers Fellowship
And more…

New Writing Residency Program & Collaboration

Straw Dog Writers Guild & The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home are collaborating to offer a unique residency experience for nine emerging writers. Residencies will be for one week and include lodging at Seven Hills Inn in Lenox, a workspace at The Mount, breakfast, lunch, and a $500 stipend. The residencies run weekly from March 6 – March 26 and three writers will be selected for each week. Applications open on October 1 and close on November 1.  For more details click on our Writing Residency page.

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