Writers Night Out February

Big Bear Used Books & Cafe Keystone Building, 122 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA

Join us on Tuesday, February 7, 7-9pm at our new WNO home at Big Bear Used Books & Café for Writers Night Out with featured writer Roxanne Bogart. 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 & Read More

Black Writers Read with Regine Jackson

The Artist Cafe 1365 Main Street, Springfield, MA

Black Writers Read: Regine Jackson Sunday, February 12 2 p.m. The Artist Cafe | 1365 Main Street, Springfield, MA Presented in Collaboration with Straw Dog Writers Guild Join us for an IN PERSON podcast event! We'll be hosting Springfield-based author and current Straw Dog Writers Guild Emerging Writer Fellow, Regine Jackson! During the event, Regine Read More

Straw Dog Writers Guild WriteAngles Conference Ideas Exchange

The Artist Cafe 1365 Main Street, Springfield, MA

Straw Dog Writers Guild WriteAngles Conference Ideas Exchange Sunday, February 12 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Artist Cafe | 1365 Main Street, Springfield, MA Free to Attend Register HERE! Local writers are invited to join us at this FREE EVENT to contribute ideas towards the 2024 Straw Dog Writers Guild WriteAngles Conference, which is Read More

A Writer’s Night in February

The Longmeadow Adult Center 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA

The Longmeadow Adult Center and Straw Dogs Writers Guild will present “A Writer’s Night” with Beth Filson on Thursday, February 16, from 6:45pm-7:45pm. Beth Filson is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, local bookseller, writer and self-taught artist. While her background is in poetry, she’s devoted a good chunk of the last ten years Read More

Make it New (Again): An Introduction to Radical Revision

Lilly Library 19 Meadow Street, Florence, MA

Do you have a poem that you just can’t get right? Sometimes the best way to get past a creative block is to throw caution to the wind and destroy what you’ve built. Join Straw Dog Writers Guild and author Adam Grabowski on Saturday, February 18 from 10:30am-12:30pm at Lilly Library in Florence, MA for Read More

Writers Night Out March

Big Bear Used Books & Cafe Keystone Building, 122 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA

Join us on Tuesday, March 7, 7-9pm at Big Bear Used Books & Café for Writers Night Out with featured writer and poet Gail Thomas. 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 & beverage available for Read More

A Writer’s Night in March

The Longmeadow Adult Center 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA

The Longmeadow Adult Center and Straw Dogs Writers’ Guild are proud to present “A Writer’s Night” with award winning poet Joshua Michael Stewart, author of three poetry collections: Break Every String, The Bastard Children of Dharma Bums, and Love Something. His poems have appeared in the Massachusetts Review, Salamander, Plainsongs, Brilliant Corners, South Dakota Review, Read More

WriteAngles Writers Conference Pop-up In-person Brainstorm

The LAVA Center 324 Main Street, Greenfield

WriteAngles Writers Conference needs your suggestions and ideas! Straw Dog Writers Guild is bringing back the WriteAngles Writers Conference (April 6, 2024). The planning committee has been meeting for six months and we’re now ready for your program suggestions. We hope to elicit comments and ideas from writers all across western Massachusetts. There are two Read More

WriteAngles Writers Conference Pop-up Virtual Brainstorm

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WriteAngles Writers Conference needs your suggestions and ideas! Straw Dog Writers Guild is bringing back the WriteAngles Writers Conference (April 6, 2024). The planning committee has been meeting for six months and we’re now ready for your program suggestions. We hope to elicit comments and ideas from writers all across western Massachusetts. There are two Read More

WriteAngles Conference

Northampton Center for the Arts 33 Hawley St., Northampton, MA

Straw Dog Writers Guild and our literary partners around western MA are re-imagining the WriteAngles Writers Conference, a local gem for over 30 years. Please save the date, April 6, 2024, for this day-long gathering of writers. That’s a long way away, you say? You’re right, but that gives us lots of time to brainstorm Read More