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-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

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

The Edith Wharton & Straw Dog Writers Guild Writers-in-Residence Program 2023 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 Read More

Thank You to All Who Participated in WNO Fundraiser

Thank You! This big thank you goes to our generous, big-hearted Straw Dog Writers Community. Together we raised $12,000 from 60 donors. Donations ranged from $5 to $5,000 and every donation was gratefully received. For our Writers Night Out celebration at Michelson’s Gallery, we also had donations of food and wine from Cooper’s Corner, Big Read More