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March 2018

Songwriting 101 with Pamela Means

March 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Songwriting 101 with Pamela Means REGISTER BELOW DESCRIPTION: There is no such thing as writer's block. Dubious? Come to the Pamela Means Songwriting Workshop and learn new tools, tips and tricks of the craft to tease out more brilliance from your brain. You will never suffer from blank pages again. Acclaimed songwriter, Pamela Means, will…

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April 2018

Paths to Publishing – A Roundtable Discussion

April 21, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 am
Lilly Library, 19 Meadow Street
Florence, MA United States
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This roundtable about the pros and cons of different paths to publication can help you figure out where (and where not) to place your writing. Five Straw Dog authors will briefly describe their experiences working with diverse kinds of presses - corporate, indie, hybrid, self-publishing, as well as working with an agent. Then everyone is…

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June 2018

Poetry Critique Meet-up 

June 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Poetry Critique Meet-up  Moderated by poet and translator Michael Goldman   Sunday June 24, 1-3pm Sunday July 15, 1-3pm Sunday August 12, 1-3pm Click here - TO REGISTER Poetry Critique Meet-up is a chance for poets to give and receive immediate constructive feedback on their poems by everyone in attendance.  Learn what is working in…

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September 2018

Poetry Critique Group – Register today!

September 16, 2018 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 am
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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October 2018

Poetry Critique Group – Register today!

October 14, 2018 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 am
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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December 2018

Giving & Receiving Manuscript Feedback – Workshop with Celia Jeffries

December 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lilly Library, 19 Meadow Street
Florence, MA United States
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Giving and receiving manuscript feedback No one writes in a void. Although we may sometimes deny it, most of us write to be read. But there are times when having your work read by others can be damaging or even silencing, particularly when you are in the formative stages of a project. Many workshops have…

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Poetry Critique Group – Register today!

December 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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January 2019

Labyrinth Through Fear: A Gift Event 

January 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Title of Presentation: Labyrinth Through Fear: A Gift Event ©  Location: NCA Date/Time: Sunday, Jan.13, 1-3pm This workshop offers participants the opportunity to explore fear as information. Quest-ions (energy for the journey) include "What am I afraid of?" "What do I want?" and "What can I do to move through fear to the next level of courage?"…

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March 2019

Writing for Children Workshop with Lesléa Newman & Jane Yolen

March 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED --- Registration is FULL - To be added to the waitlist please email info@strawdogwriters.org Jane Yolen and Lesléa Newman will walk us through the definition and limits of the genre; the parameters of emotion/motion; the range of topics; subgenres without picture books; to rhyme or not to rhyme; how much is…

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April 2019

What Happens When Your Character Calls 911? Writing Workshop with Jacqueline Sheehan & Detective Sergeant Vic Caputo

April 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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What Happens When Your Character Calls 911? On Sunday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to noon, author Jacqueline Sheehan and Detective Sergeant Vic Caputo present an overview of what happens when your character calls 911. This introductory program is designed to help writers increase your understanding of law enforcement and forensics, with the overall eye…

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Read it Again! – Workshop with Jane Yolen and Lesléa Newman

April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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 APRIL 28, 1-3:30pm Workshop / 3:30- 4pm Book Signing.  Registration is FULL - Jane Yolen and Lesléa Newman will walk us through the definition and limits of the genre; the parameters of emotion/motion; the range of topics; subgenres without picture books; to rhyme or not to rhyme; how much is too much/too little; and what are…

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May 2019

“To Refract Our Complex Identities: Write an American Ghazal”

May 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Lilly Library, 19 Meadow Street
Florence, MA United States
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  Photo by Joyce Skowyra María Luisa Arroyo - Born in Manatí, PR & raised in Springfield, MA, María Luisa Arroyo was educated at Colby (BA), Tufts (MA) & Harvard (ABD) in German, her third language. She earned her MFA from the Solstice MFA program at Pine Manor College. In recognition of her numerous poetry…

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November 2019

“Mastering Beginnings and Endings in Your Writing” Workshop with Kate Senecal

November 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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"Ann Hood once wrote that Beginnings "put into motion the events that will drive the story to its resolution. And the resolution is often the inverse of the opening. " Come join Kate Senecal on Sunday, November 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Northampton Center for the Arts for this writing workshop. She'll investigate…

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Poetry Critique Meet-Up – Registration now Open for Nov & Dec 2019

November 16, 2019 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 pm
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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March 2020

March Medley Workshop – Screenwriting Basics – Pamela Marin

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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March Medley Workshop – Rivers, Bridges & Spines Workshop with Janet E. Aalfs and María Luisa Arroyo

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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March Medley Workshop – How to Speak in Public with Nicole M. Young

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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April 2020

Making Effective Submissions – Online Workshop

April 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Would you like to get your writing published in literary journals? In this workshop, learn the basics of making submissions to find an audience for your work. We will cover establishing goals, preparing and sending submissions, and managing responses. Please be in touch with us HERE if you would like to attend.   We will send you an…

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June 2020

CANCELED/“Swirl and Vortex” – Craft Workshop with Patrick Donnelly

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ZOOM MA

Regrettably, Patrick has had to cancel “Swirl and Vortex”: The Poem That Braids Together Multiple Contrasting Narratives or Materials on Monday, June 22 due to a non-Covid related illness. Stay tuned to www.strawdogwriters.org for future events.  Thank you, Beth Filson   “Swirl and Vortex”: The Poem That Braids Together Multiple Contrasting Narratives or Materials with Patrick Donnelly Craft Workshop…

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July 2020

Optimizing Your Online Presence – For Writers 

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Register for the free workshop: Register here! Please use the comments section of your registration form if you have specific questions you would like addressed during this workshop. Optimizing Your Online Presence - For Writers  with Fungai Tichawangana I recently heard that Jacqueline Sheehan, in speaking about getting published by a traditional media house, once…

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