Straw Dog Publishers Panel and Marketplace

Join SDWG on Wednesday, October 19, from 7:00-8:30pm for our Publishers Panel and Marketplace. Eight publishers from Western MA have signed on to talk about their work, what they are seeking, and how to submit your work. They will also have merchandise for sale. No registration. Free to SDWG members. $5 entrance fee for non-members.

Writing Funny Workshop with Terianne Falcone

Whether you want to write comedy or just punch up your writing with humor, there are tips and tricks that you’d want under your belt. In fact, some of these “rules” transfer into any and all types of writing. In this two-hour free workshop, Terianne Falcone shares some of the standard techniques such as “The

A Writer’s Night in September

The Longmeadow Adult Center and Straw Dog Writers Guild present “A Writer’s Night” with Ellen Meeropol, Thursday, September 15, 6:45-7:45pm. You may register by calling 413-565-4150, option 1. (Or just show up.) The Longmeadow Adult Center is located at 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow. Bio: Ellen Meeropol is the author of the novels The Lost Women

Writers Night Out in September

Join us on Tuesday, September 6, 7-9pm at Big Bear Used Books & Café for Writers Night Out with featured writer and SDWG Emerging Writer Fellow Regine Jackson. Big Bear Used Books & Café is located in the Keystone Building, 122 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA. There is ample parking right across the street. Food &

A Writer’s Night in August

The Longmeadow Adult Center & Straw Dogs Writers Guild present “A Writer’s Night” with Michael C. White on Thursday, August 18, 6:45-7:45pm. Michael is the author of seven novels, including Soul Catcher (Harper Collins), which was a Booksense and Historical Novels Review selection, as well as a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award; A Brother’s

2023 Writers-in-Residence in Partnership with The Mount Edith Wharton’s Home

The Edith Wharton-Straw Dog Writers Guild Writers-in-Residence Program What: The Mount, Edith Wharton’s former home in Lenox, Massachusetts, in partnership with Straw Dog Writers Guild, offers one-week residencies during March for nine emerging writers, three writers each for three weeks (poets, fiction, creative non-fiction writers, screen-or playwrights). Selected writers will receive a $500 stipend, workspaces Read More

Writers Night Out August

Join us on Tuesday, August 2, 7-9pm at our new WNO home at Big Bear Used Books & Café for Writers Night Out with featured writer Chris O’Carroll. Big Bear Used Books & Café is located in the Keystone Building, 122 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA. There is ample parking right across the street. Food &

Poetry Ritual

Join the esteemed writers of the Poetry Critique Meet-up for their Third Annual virtual group reading: The Poetry Ritual 2022. The event will take place on Zoom, Thursday, July 28 at 6pm, and will be hosted by the Meet-up moderator and SDWG Program Committee Chair, Michael Favala Goldman. You can register by sending an email to poetryritual2022@gmail.com

A Writer’s Night in July

Join Straw Dog Writers Guild on Thursday, July 21, 6:45-7:45pm at the The Longmeadow Adult Center for “A Writer’s Night” with author Ed Orzechowski. In 2016, Ed published You’ll Like It Here—The Story of Donald Vitkus, Belchertown Patient #3394, and is nearing completion of a book about another former state school resident, this time a