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August 2022

Summer Poetry Share

August 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Belding Memorial Library, 344 Main Street
Ashfield, 01330 United States
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Join Arianna Alexsandra Collins, SDWG admin and business owner of Offerings for Community Building, for a summertime poetry share on Saturday, August 13, 1:30-3:00pm at the Belding Memorial Library in Ashfield. We will circle up, share summertime themed poems - this can be your own work or favorite work by others -  and sip sun-tea! Weather permitting, we will be outside under the tent. This event is co-facilitated and sponsored by Belding Memorial Library, Offerings for Community Building, and Straw…

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A Writer’s Night in August

August 18 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
The Longmeadow Adult Center, 211 Maple Road
Longmeadow, MA United States
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The Longmeadow Adult Center & Straw Dogs Writers Guild present “A Writer’s Night” with Michael C. White on Thursday, August 18, 6:45-7:45pm. Michael is the author of seven novels, including Soul Catcher (Harper Collins), which was a Booksense and Historical Novels Review selection, as well as a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award; A Brother’s Blood (William Morrow), a New York Times Book Review Notable Book, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers nominee, and an Edgar Award Finalist;…

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September 2022

Writers Night Out in September

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Big Bear Used Books & Cafe, Keystone Building, 122 Pleasant Street
Easthampton, MA United States
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Join us on Tuesday, September 6, 7-9pm at Big Bear Used Books & Café for Writers Night Out with featured writer and SDWG Emerging Writer Fellow Regine Jackson. 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. No registration required. Suggested donation $5 to help cover space use fee. Bio: Regine Jackson is a 25-year-old writer, born and…

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A Writer’s Night in September

September 15 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
The Longmeadow Adult Center, 211 Maple Road
Longmeadow, MA United States
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The Longmeadow Adult Center and Straw Dog Writers Guild present “A Writer’s Night” with Ellen Meeropol, Thursday, September 15, 6:45-7:45pm. You may register by calling 413-565-4150, option 1. (Or just show up.) The Longmeadow Adult Center is located at 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow. Bio: Ellen Meeropol is the author of the novels The Lost Women of Azalea Court, Her Sister’s Tattoo, Kinship of Clover, On Hurricane Island, and House Arrest, the play Gridlock, and is guest editor for the new…

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Writing Funny Workshop with Terianne Falcone

September 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lilly Library, 19 Meadow Street
Florence, MA United States
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Whether you want to write comedy or just punch up your writing with humor, there are tips and tricks that you’d want under your belt. In fact, some of these “rules” transfer into any and all types of writing. In this two-hour free workshop, Terianne Falcone shares some of the standard techniques such as “The Rule of Three” and the “callback” but also others that she’s gleaned from writing and performing comedy. There will be a number of exercises to…

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October 2022

Straw Dog Publishers Panel and Marketplace

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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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. Publishers include: Human Error - Franklin County Gallery of Readers Press - Northampton Meat for Tea - Holyoke Attack Bear Press - Easthampton Levellers Press…

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