Valley Society: Black Writers of the Pioneer Valley

Leverett Library 75 Montague Rd, Montague, MA

Join Valley Society, a program of SDWG, and the Leverett Library for Black Writers of the Pioneers Valley on Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30pm for a literary reading of poetry, fiction, and works in progress by three local authors. Regine Jackson is a Straw Dog Writer's Guild Fellow who writes poetry and Young Adult fantasy, science Read More

Fall Harvest Poetry Share

Belding Memorial Library 344 Main Street, Ashfield

Join us on Saturday, October 1, from 1:30-3:00pm for a Fall Harvest Poetry Share. We will circle up and share autumn-themed poems at Belding Memorial Library in Ashfield, MA. This can be your own work or favorite work by others. Weather permitting, we will be outside under a tent. Refreshments will be provided. (Arianna, your Read More

Writers Night Out in October

Big Bear Used Books & Cafe Keystone Building, 122 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA

Join us on Tuesday, October 4, 7-9pm at Big Bear Used Books & Café for Writers Night Out with featured writer Janet E. Aalfs. Big Bear Used Books & Café is located in the Keystone Building, 122 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA. There is ample parking right across the street. Food & beverage available for sale. Read More

Straw Dog Publishers Panel and Marketplace

Northampton Center for the Arts 33 Hawley St., Northampton, MA

Join SDWG on Wednesday, October 19, from 7:00-8:30pm for our Publishers Panel and Marketplace. Eight publishers from Western MA have signed on to talk about their work, what they are seeking, and how to submit your work. They will also have merchandise for sale. No registration. Free to SDWG members. $5 entrance fee for non-members. Read More

Crash Course on Using Dialogue


A Crash Course on Using Dialogue. Or, how to avoid “Hi, how are you?” / “I’m fine, thanks. And yourself?” / “Just wonderful.” / “That’s great to hear. Have a nice day.” / “You as well!” with Morgan Talty will be held virtually via Zoom on Saturday, November 19, from 10:30am-12noon. Register HERE. “Don’t ever Read More