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December 2019

Writers Night Out – Featured Reader Karen Skolfield

December 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Basement

Karen Skolfield’s book Battle Dress (W. W. Norton, 2019) won the Barnard Women Poets Prize. Her book Frost in the Low Areas (Zone 3 Press) won the 2014 PEN New England Award in poetry, and she is the winner of the 2016 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize in poetry from The Missouri Review. Skolfield is…

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January 2020

Writers Read/Hilltowns – Featured Reader Libby Maxey

January 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Belding Memorial Library, 344 Main Street
Ashfield, MA
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Libby Maxey, of Conway, MA, is a senior editor at the online journal Literary Mama; she also edits for Amherst College and as a freelancer. She reviews poetry for The Mom Egg Review and Solstice, and her own poems have appeared in Crannóg, Kestrel, Naugatuck River Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Emrys and elsewhere. Her first chapbook, Kairos, won Finishing Line Press’s 2018 New Women’s Voices Chapbook…

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Writers Night Out – Featured Reader Jovonna Van Pelt

January 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Basement

Jovonna Van Pelt considered a college degree for a career in Journalism but was advised that she wasn’t tough enough; it may even have been true. Instead, she earned her MA degree in Ethics. Through the years, her writing has served colleagues, non-profits, corporations, and puppeteers. Jo started writing for herself in 2014 and has…

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February 2020

Writers Read/Hilltowns – Featured Reader Suzanne S. Rancourt

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Belding Memorial Library, 344 Main Street
Ashfield, MA
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Here’s how it works: The featured writer reads recent work and describes the journey to publication, followed by Q & A. Then the floor opens to other writers, who can read for five minutes each; we also draw two names for 10-minute readings. If you want to read, put your name in the hat before 2:15. Ms. Rancourt,…

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Writers Night Out – Featured Reader Julia McKenzie Munemo

February 4 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
The Basement

OPEN MIC & FEATURED READER 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  If you’d like a chance to read, place your name in the hat up until…

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March 2020

Writers Read – Featured Reader Faith Kindness

March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Belding Memorial Library, 344 Main Street
Ashfield, MA
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Here’s how it works: The featured writer reads recent work and describes the journey to publication, followed by Q & A. Then the floor opens to other writers, who can read for five minutes each; we also draw two names for 10-minute readings. If you want to read, put your name in the hat before 2:15. Long-time resident…

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Writers Night Out – Featured Reader Susanne Dunlap

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Basement

OPEN MIC & FEATURED READER 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  If you’d like a chance to read, place your name in the hat up until…

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April 2020

Writers Read/Hilltowns – Featured Reader Jan Maher

April 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Belding Memorial Library, 344 Main Street
Ashfield, MA
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We will meet in the Virtual Hilltowns via Zoom on April 5, 2-4 p.m. Here's how it works: To attend, email Jane Roy Brown for a link to the meeting: brownjaneroy@gmail.com.  You can sign up for Zoom video conferencing for free HERE. Hosted by Jane Roy Brown  Jan Maher's writing credits include two novels, Heaven, Indiana and Earth As It Is; one-act plays Ismene and Intruders; Most…

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Writers Night In – Something New!

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Okay so ….  WNO is canceled for April but we are not giving in to the pandemic. We are trying something new, our version of Selected Shorts (NPR), or Writers’ Night In. Here’s how it will work. Send us your 5-minute piece (please time it), prose or poetry (not more than 2 poems) and we will pull…

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May 2020

ZOOM – Writers Read/Hilltowns – Featured Reader Chris O’Carroll

May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Belding Memorial Library, 344 Main Street
Ashfield, MA
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We will meet in the Virtual Hilltowns via Zoom on May 3, 2-4 p.m. Here's how it works: To attend, email Jane Roy Brown for a link to the meeting: brownjaneroy@gmail.com.  You can sign up for Zoom video conferencing for free HERE. Hosted by Jane Roy Brown Featured Reader: Chris O’Carroll is the author The Joke’s on Me (White Violet Press,…

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Writers Night In! (online)- Featured Reader Lori Desrosiers

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Basement

Writers Night Out In! March 5 @ 7:00pm ONLINE We’re live and online! Join us Tuesday May 5th on Zoom at 7:00pm for Writers Night In. RSVP wno@strawdogwriters.org to receive the Zoom link to the event. Only those who RSVP will be able to attend. Ten names will be randomly selected. The reading starts at…

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June 2020

Writers Night Out – Featured Reader Luke Salisbury

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Basement

OPEN MIC & FEATURED READER Writers Night Out In! June 2 @ 7:00pm ONLINE We’re live and online! Join us Tuesday on Zoom at 7:00pm for Writers Night In. RSVP wno@strawdogwriters.org to receive the Zoom link to the event. Only those who RSVP will be able to attend. Ten names will be randomly selected. The reading starts at 7:15, and each…

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July 2020

Writers Read/Hilltowns – Featured Reader John T. Howard

July 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Here’s how it works: We will meet in the Virtual Hilltowns via Zoom on July 5, 2-4 p.m. Here's how it works: To attend, email Jane Roy Brown for a link to the meeting: brownjaneroy@gmail.com.  You can sign up for Zoom video conferencing for free HERE. Hosted by Jane Roy Brown Featured Reader: John T. Howard is Assistant Director for the Martha's…

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August 2020

Writers Read/Hilltowns with featured reader Terry S. Johnson

August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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We will meet in the Virtual Hilltowns via Zoom on August 2, 2-4 p.m. Here's how it works: To attend, email Jane Roy Brown for a link to the meeting: brownjaneroy@gmail.com. Hosted by Jane Roy Brown.   Featured Reader: Terry S. Johnson "In Terry S. Johnson’s PLUNGE, personal history, family history, and public history commingle—always…

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Writers Night Out – Featured Reader Virginia Macgregor

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Writers Night Out In! August @ 7:00pm ONLINE We’re live and online! Join us Tuesday, August on Zoom at 7:00 pm for Writers Night In. RSVP wno@strawdogwriters.org to receive the Zoom link to the event. Only those who RSVP will be able to attend. Ten names will be randomly selected. The reading starts at 7:15, and each reader will have…

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September 2020

Writers Night Out – Featured Reader Ellen Meeropol

September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Writers Night Out In! September @ 7:00pm ONLINE We’re live and online! Join us Tuesday, September on Zoom at 7:00 pm for Writers Night In. RSVP wno@strawdogwriters.org to receive the Zoom link to the event. Only those who RSVP will be able to attend. Ten names will be randomly selected. The reading starts at 7:15, and each reader will have…

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October 2020

Writers Read/Hilltowns – Featured Reader Cheryl J. Fish

October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Here’s how it works: We will meet in the Virtual Hilltowns via Zoom on October 4, 2-4 p.m. Here's how it works: To attend, email Jane Roy Brown for a link to the meeting: brownjaneroy@gmail.com.  You can sign up for Zoom video conferencing for free HERE. Hosted by Jane Roy Brown Cheryl J. Fish is an environmental justice scholar,…

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Writers Night In – Featured Reader Eileen Kennedy

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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OPEN MIC & FEATURED READER Writers Night Out In! October 6 @ 7:00pm ONLINE We’re live and online! Join us Tuesday on Zoom at 7:00pm for Writers Night In.  RSVP wno@strawdogwriters.org to receive the Zoom link to the event. Only those who RSVP will be able to attend. Ten names will be randomly selected. The reading starts at 7:15, and each…

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November 2020

Writers Read/Hilltowns – Featured Reader Jan Freeman

November 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
zoom

Here’s how it works: We will meet in the Virtual Hilltowns via Zoom on October 4, 2-4 p.m. Here’s how it works: To attend, email Jane Roy Brown for a link to the meeting: brownjaneroy@gmail.com. You can sign up for Zoom video conferencing for free HERE. Hosted by Jane Roy Brown Jan Freeman is a…

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Writers Night In – Featured Reader Stephanie Shafran

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
zoom

OPEN MIC & FEATURED READER Writers Night Out In! Thursday, November 5 @ 7:00pm ONLINE *We have changed our usual Tuesday to a Thursday due to the election. We’re live and online! Join us Tuesday on Zoom at 7:00pm for Writers Night In.  RSVP wno@strawdogwriters.org to receive the Zoom link to the event. Only those who RSVP will be able to…

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