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WriteAngles: keynote speaker awards and inspiration

WriteAngles: keynote speaker, awards, and inspiration By Ellen Meeropol Registration is now open for the April 6, 2024 WriteAngles Conference. As the ticket sales increase day by day, my thoughts move away from the necessary details of conference development that have taken up most of my brain, returning to the big picture.  What do we Read More

2024 Writers in Residence at The Mount

Thank you to all the accomplished writers for applying for the Edith Wharton-Straw Dog Writers Guild Writers-in-Residence program at The Mount. The Selection Committee is pleased to announce the residents: Camila Sanmiguel Anaya Eleanor Fuller Jason Prokowiew Jenn Alandy Trahan Julia Thacker Mariah Rigg Mistinguette Smith Stevie Billow Whitney Scharer 2024 Residents’ Biographies Camila Sanmiguel Read More

Emerging Writers Writers-in-Residence 2024 Finalists Announced

The Selection Committee of the Edith Wharton-Straw Dog Writers Guild Writers-in-Residence is pleased to announce 27 finalists from emerging writers across the United States and other countries around the globe. We were thrilled with the depth of talent, diversity, and sheer writing tenacity of the applicants–thank you for sharing your work. Nine writers will be Read More

New sponsor for SDWG

Straw Dog Writers Guild announces our new community partner, Valley Home Improvement. Along with Forbes Library, Valley Home Improvement now sponsors Writers Night Out, our monthly Open Mic. Steven Silverman, President of VHI, said, “It feels good to sponsor the writing community.” SDWG is grateful for their generosity. SDWG believes that writers should be paid Read More

Straw Dog Writers Guild Helps Launch Student Publication

On April 27, Straw Dog Writers Guild collaborated with Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School to launch Volume 5 of The Viking Rune Stone at Forbes Library. The literary journal contains poetry and prose, and artwork by the students. Advisors Tracey Burke and Kim Keough (SDWG member) did all the heavy lifting to make this Read More

Writers Night Out New Home at Forbes Library

April’s Writers Night Out at Forbes Library in Northampton was a hit. Our featured reader was the amazing, brilliant, powerhouse of a poet, Michael Joshua Stewart reading from three of his collections, Break Every String, Love Something and The Bastard Children of Dharma Bums. It seems we’ve hit on the right spot for our monthly Read More

Writers-in-Residence Finalists Announced

The Edith Wharton & Straw Dog Writers Guild Writers-in-Residence Program We received 427 applications this year from across the United States and nine other countries. The task of selecting the finalists was difficult, given the breadth of talent and unique voices of the applicants; thank you for your words. Our focus is on supporting emerging Read More