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March 2020

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

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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Making Effective Submissions – Online Workshop

April 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online

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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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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Emerging Writers Fellowship Program Virtual Launch

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Facebook

Straw Dog Writers Guild Emerging Writers Fellowship Program Virtual Launch Event Meet Amina Jordan-Mendez, 2020 Fellow   Wednesday, June 3 @ 7 p.m. WATCH:  https://www.facebook.com/strawdogwriters/ Join Straw Dog Writers Guild as we celebrate the inaugural year of our Emerging Writers Fellowship Program! The event will feature a conversation with Amina Jordan-Mendez, 2020 Fellow, and Dr.…

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Writers Read/Hilltowns – Featured Reader Rebecca Daniels

June 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Here’s how it works:  We will meet in the Virtual Hilltowns via Zoom on June 7, 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 Rebecca Daniels (MFA, PhD) taught performance, writing, and speaking…

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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

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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Writers Night In – Featured Reader Michael Goldman

July 7 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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
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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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