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April 2020

Writers Read/Hilltowns – Featured Reader Jan Maher

April 5, 2020 @ 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 Dangerous Women; and books for educators Most Dangerous Women: Bringing History to Life through Readers' Theater; and History in the Present Tense: Engaging Students through Inquiry and…

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Writers Night In – Something New!

April 7, 2020 @ 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 10 names out of the hat, just like we always do. Except this time, your words will be read by two theatrically influenced readers. We…

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May 2020

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

May 3, 2020 @ 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, 2019).  He is a Light magazine featured poet whose work has appeared The Great American Wise Ass Poetry Anthology, Love Affairs at the Villa Nelle, New York City Haiku, and Poems for…

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

May 5, 2020 @ 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 7:15, and each reader will have five minutes. General donations greatly appreciated for this event at http://www.strawdogwriters.org/fund-drive Featured Reader: Lori Desrosiers’ poetry books are The Philosopher’s Daughter, Salmon…

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June 2020

Writers Night Out – Featured Reader Luke Salisbury

June 2, 2020 @ 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 reader will have five minutes. General donations greatly appreciated for this event at http://www.strawdogwriters.org/fund-drive Please join us!  Luke Salisbury is the author of the cult classic…

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July 2020

Writers Read/Hilltowns – Featured Reader John T. Howard

July 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ZOOM MA + Google Map

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 Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and serves as Writer-in-Residence at Wellspring House Retreat. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University. He writes…

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August 2020

Writers Read/Hilltowns with featured reader Terry S. Johnson

August 2, 2020 @ 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 strikingly, always surprisingly. Think of this book as a family photo album, in which both the sepia images of the poet’s father—war hero, pilot, POW—and…

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Writers Night Out – Featured Reader Virginia Macgregor

August 4, 2020 @ 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 five minutes. General donations greatly appreciated for this event at http://www.strawdogwriters.org/fund-drive Featured Reader: Virginia Macgregor Virginia Macgregor is the author of What Milo Saw, The Return of…

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September 2020

Writers Night Out – Featured Reader Ellen Meeropol

September 1, 2020 @ 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 five minutes. General donations greatly appreciated for this event at http://www.strawdogwriters.org/fund-drive   Featured Reader: Ellen Meeropol Ellen Meeropol is the author of the novels Her Sister’s…

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October 2020

Writers Read/Hilltowns – Featured Reader Cheryl J. Fish

October 4, 2020 @ 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 Cheryl J. Fish is an environmental justice scholar, poet and fiction writer. She is the author of the new collection, CRATER & TOWER, from Duck Lake Books, poems reflecting on trauma and ecology…

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Writers Night In – Featured Reader Eileen Kennedy

October 6, 2020 @ 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 reader will have five minutes. General donations greatly appreciated for this event at  http://www.strawdogwriters.org/fund-drive Please join us!  Featured Reader – Eileen Kennedy Eileen P. Kennedy is…

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November 2020

Writers Read/Hilltowns – Featured Reader Jan Freeman

November 1, 2020 @ 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 poet and the former director of Paris Press (1995–2018), which is now an imprint of Wesleyan University Press. She is the recipient of a 2020–2021…

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Writers Night In – Featured Reader Stephanie Shafran

November 5, 2020 @ 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 attend. Ten names will be randomly selected. The reading starts at 7:15, and each reader will have five minutes. General donations greatly appreciated for this…

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December 2020

Writers Night In – Featured Reader Joshua Michael Stewart

December 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
zoom

  OPEN MIC & FEATURED READER Writers Night Out In! Thursday, Dec 1, 2020 @ 7:00pm ONLINE. We’re live and online! Join us Tuesday 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 five minutes. General donations greatly appreciated for this event at  http://www.strawdogwriters.org/fund-drive Please join us!  FEATURED READER: Joshua…

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Writers Read/Hilltowns – two-hour open-mic extravaganza

December 6, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Here’s how it works:   We will meet in the Virtual Hilltowns via Zoom on December 6, 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  

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January 2021

Writers Night In – Featured Reader Floyd Cheung

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

OPEN MIC & FEATURED READER Writers Night Out In! Thursday, Jan 5, 2021 @ 7:00pm ONLINE. We’re live and online! Join us Tuesday 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 five minutes. General donations greatly appreciated for this event at  http://www.strawdogwriters.org/fund-drive Please join us!  Floyd Cheung is author…

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February 2021

Writers Night Out – Featured Reader Lesléa Newman

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
zoom

OPEN MIC & FEATURED READER Writers Night Out In! Thursday, Feb 2, 2021 @ 7:00pm ONLINE. We’re live and online! Join us Tuesday 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 five minutes. General donations greatly appreciated for this event at  http://www.strawdogwriters.org/fund-drive Please join us!  Lesléa Newman has created…

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April 2021

Writers Night In: April 2021

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
zoom

Join us for Writers Night In Open Mic on Tuesday, April 6, 7:00pm. To Register, email wno@strawdogwriters.org to request the Zoom link. Include your first and last name and zip code. Our featured writer is Sharon Tracey. Bio: Sharon Tracey is a poet and editor and author of two full-length poetry collections: Chroma: Five Centuries of Women Artists (Shanti Arts Publishing, 2020) and What I Remember Most is Everything (All Caps Publishing, 2017). In her newest book, Chroma, she takes…

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June 2021

Writers Night Out/In June

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
zoom

Join us for Writers Night In Open Mic on Tuesday, June 1, 7:00pm. Registration required. Click HERE to register.  Our featured writer is Shanta Lee Gander. Bio: Shanta Lee Gander’s work has been featured in many publications and is the 2020 recipient of the Arthur Williams Award for Meritorious Service to the Arts and 2020 and named as Diode Editions full-length book contest winner for her debut poetry compilation, GHETTOCLAUSTROPHOBIA: Dreamin of Mama While Trying to Speak in Woke Tongues…

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Writers Read / Hilltowns June

June 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
zoom

Join us for Writers Read / Hilltowns! On Sunday, June 6 from 2-4 pm our featured reader is Howie Faerstein. To attend, email Jane Roy Brown at brownjaneroy@gmail.com for a link to the meeting. Bio: Howie Faerstein is the author of two chapbooks: Play a Song on the Drums, he said and Out of Order (Main Street Rag) and two full-length collections: Dreaming of the Rain in Brooklynand Googootz and Other Poems, both published by Press 53. His poetry and…

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