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July 2020

Writers Night In – Featured Reader Michael Goldman

July 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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OPEN MIC & FEATURED READER Writers Night Out In! July 7 @ 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…

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Optimizing Your Online Presence – For Writers 

July 30, 2020 @ 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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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SDWG ANNUAL MEETING

October 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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October 15, 2020 at 7pm hosted on Zoom Come discuss ways Straw Dog Writers Guild can further sustain and inspire your writing! Join us in our 10th year anniversary as we gather to elect new board members and officers, and discuss our goals moving forward as an anti-racist organization. Open to all members, join us!…

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Swirl & Vortex Poetry Workshop with Patrick Donnelly

October 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
zoom

Patrick Donnelly is the author of four books of poetry, Little-Known Operas (Four Way Books, 2019), Jesus Said (a chapbook from Orison Books, 2017), Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin (Four Way Books, 2012, a 2013 finalist for the Lambda Literary Award), and The Charge (Ausable Press, 2003, since 2009 part of Copper Canyon Press).…

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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…

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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…

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Memoir Workshop: Telling Stories, Finding Meaning

November 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
zoom

ZOOM SIGN UP/REGISTRATION - Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvd--qqDIiHdb_D90gB6efMAVN-hd4CLcr After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. In writing memoir, we are telling stories from our lives, but how do we decide which ones to tell?  And why should anyone care?  In this workshop, participants will practice…

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December 2020

GIVING TUESDAY

December 1, 2020

CELEBRATE THE STRAW DOG WRITERS’ GUILD ON #GIVINGTUESDAY DECEMBER 1 2020 may be a year we’d like to forget, but let’s end it with a celebration of giving to organizations that make a difference. Straw Dog is again participating in Giving Tuesday. We’re already well on our way to our $10,000 goal with a generous…

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Wine & Chocolate with Straw Dog Founders

December 1, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 6:55 pm
Facebook Live

Join Jacqueline Sheehan, Patricia Lee Lewis, and Ellen Meeropol for a lively discussion about Straw Dog Writers Guild, and the many accomplishments over the past 10 years. Writers in Western Mass know how to support each other. We know how to listen when the writing life is hard and cheer like crazy when we have…

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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…

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Artist as Witness: the upsides down and the insides out Workshop

December 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
zoom

Workshop for all genres: Artist as Witness: the upsides down and the insides out with Suzanne S. Rancourt Visual writing prompts, viewed literally from various points of view, strengthens character development, dialogue, and the individual writer, by learning how to see as is. We learn how to witness. Exploring what creates tension and tone in…

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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 Read/Hilltowns on Zoom – Featured Reader Ellen Meeropol

January 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
zoom

Writers Read will meet in the Virtual Hilltowns via Zoom on January 3rd, 2-4 p.m. Featured Reader – Ellen Meeropol Ellen Meeropol is the author of the novels Her Sister’s Tattoo, Kinship of Clover, On Hurricane Island, and House Arrest. Recent essay and short story publications include Solstice, Lilith, Ms. Magazine, Guernica, Lit Hub, The Boston Globe, and The Writers Chronicle. Her work has…

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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…

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How to Speak in Public with Nicole M. Young

January 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
zoom

Sunday, January 10, 2-4 p.m. on Zoom. Pre-registration required. There is a cap of 15 participants, so sign up early.  There is a limited number of attendees (15) and then there will be a waiting list.  To Register please send your First and Last Name, and zip code in an email to strawdogreg@gmail.com   You will receive a…

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