Recording of Author Showcase

On January 19th, 2022, Straw Dog Writers Guild and Forbes Library co-sponsored the 8th annual Author Showcase. Twelve Straw Dog member/authors gathered on Zoom to read from their recently published books, along with a large, enthusiastic audience. Chris O’Carroll, Nina Dabek, Maureen Callahan Smith, Suzanne Rancourt, John Sheirer, Tom Weiner, Lanette Sweeney, Mark Luebbers, Julie Read More

Valley Society Launches New Website

Valley Society, the black writer’s guild of the Pioneer Valley and a Straw Dog project launched a new website last month. You can now subscribe to our newsletter to receive links to our new writings every month. Additionally, Valley Society is also planning a black or black-led writing group, The Midnight Run. We hope to Read More

Meet the 2022 Writers-in-Residence

The Selection Committee of the Edith Wharton-Straw Dog Writers Guild Writers-in-Residence Program is pleased to announce its nine residents for 2022: Yasmine AmeliJody CallahanElyse DurhamCheryl IsaacElla JacobsonLiana MackJessica ProvenzSarah WangDashaun Washington Congratulations! Follow the links more information on the Writing Residency program and this collaboration between Straw Dog Writers Guild and The Mount Edith Warton’s Read More

Straw Dog Writers Guild Author Interview Series: María Luisa Arroyo

Boricua poet and feminist intersectional educator María Luisa Arroyo’s poetry collections include Gathering Words: Recogiendo Palabras (Bilingual Press 2008), and the chapbooks Flight (2016) and Destierro Means More than Exile (2018). Her poems and essays have been published in a number of journals and magazines, and among her many awards, she was named Springfield’s Inaugural Read More