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November 2021

Deadline for Presenter Interest for Author Showcase December 10

November 10 @ 5:00 pm - December 10 @ 12:00 am

Straw Dog Writers Guild and Forbes Library invite Straw Dog Writers Guild members with a book published in 2020 or 2021 to read as part of the 2022 annual Author Showcase. If interested in being part of the Showcase, please indicate your interest by emailing strawdogsubmission@gmail.com. The deadline to express interest is midnight Friday, December 10. We will let authors know by December 13th. Authors will be selected at random by drawing names from a hat. Ten readers will have…

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December 2021

Black Writers Read: Margo Gabriel

December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
zoom

Please join us on Saturday, December 4 at 1 p.m. ET when we host Margo Gabriel (Food, travel, culture, wine, music, art, lifestyle, self-care). She'll read the opening essay, Where Food, Culture and People Meet, from her debut cookbook, The Expat Kitchen. We'll also chat about her expansive writing career. Margo Gabriel is originally from Miami, FL and grew up in Boston, MA. She is a freelance writer who centers her work on art, food, music and travel. She is…

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Writers Read Hilltowns December

December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
zoom

Join us for Writers Read / Hilltowns on Sunday, December 5 from 2-4pm. Our featured reader is Jane Yolen. To attend, email Jane Roy Brown at brownjaneroy@gmail.com for a link to the Zoom meeting. Bio: Jane Yolen's published book count has reached 407. Approximately a dozen of them are volumes of adult poetry, and the rest, she likes to say, include everything but romance (too much hands-on research for an 82-year-old), dark horror (although she has published three Holocaust novels),…

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Writers Night Out/In December

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
zoom

Join us for Writers Night Out/In Open Mic on Tuesday, December 7, 7:00pm. Our featured writer is Justine Dymond. Register in advance for this meeting: Register HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email (within 24 – 48 hours) containing information about joining the meeting. For security purposes, all attendees must register via this link. Names not on the registration list will not be admitted at the time of the event. Justine Dymond’s short story collection The Emigrant and Other…

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Craft in the Real World Book Discussion

December 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
zoom

Have you always understood writing craft topics, such as plot, setting or tone, to be objective subjects? In his book Craft in the Real World, Matthew Salesses argues that “what we call craft is in fact nothing more or less than a set of expectations. … These expectations are never neutral.” Reviewer Leni Zumas, author of Red Clocks, says that Salesses “explores how beliefs about ‘good’ writing are profoundly marked by race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, and national identity; and…

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