Writers Night Out in June

Forbes Library Coolidge Museum, 20 West Street, Northampton, 01060

Join us on Tuesday, June 6, 6:00-8:00pm for Writers Night Out with featured writer Shanta Lee Gander at Forbes Library. No registration required. If you want to participate in Open Mic and read, please sign up by 5:50pm. Ten names will be randomly selected. Each reader will have five minutes. The second half of the Read More

Voices for Resistance


Join co-hosts Straw Dog Writers Guild and Forbes Library for our annual Voices for Resistance on Wednesday, June 14th, 7:00-8:30pm via Zoom. Register HERE. Reader Bios: Sejal Shah is the author of award-winning debut essay collection, This Is One Way to Dance (University of Georgia Press). Her writing has appeared in Brevity, Conjunctions, the Guardian, Read More

A Writer’s Night in June

The Longmeadow Adult Center 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA, United States

Straw Dog Writers’ Guild and The Longmeadow Adult Center are pleased to present Gary Metras, Easthampton’s first Poet Laureate and author of twenty-one collections of poetry. Join us on Thursday, June 15 from 6:45-7:45pm at The Longmeadow Adult Center. Gary's latest book, Vanishing Points, was selected as a Must Read 2022 Poetry by the Massachusetts Read More

WriteAngles Conference

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

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