Conference Update: New Keynote & Award Winner

WriteAngles has a new keynote speaker! We are delighted to welcome Shanta Lee to the conference, where she will accept the Abel Meeropol Social Justice Writing Award and give the keynote address.  Shanta Lee is an award-winning writer across genres and visual artist. She was the 2020 recipient of the Arthur Williams Award for Meritorious Service to the Read More

Tickets are going fast for WriteAngles Conference

It’s just a few short weeks until WriteAngles: a Straw Dog Writers Guild Conference, and tickets are going fast. Only a couple dozen seats remain available and a few agent meeting slots still open. Of note, we have awarded about 30 scholarships. Those scholarships are possible because of the amazing generosity of our community. We 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

Advisors on Deck

“Meeting with our Guild advisors: Jane Yolen, Bill Newman, Carol Connare, and Patricia Lee Lewis on Lexi Johnson’s beautiful deck. It was so impressive to hear each Straw Dog writer describe the program that they ran. Poetry critiques, non-fiction critiques, open mics in Easthampton and Longmeadow, craft workshops, writing residencies at The Mount in Lenox, 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

Bookfest, Juniper, Community!

Straw Dog Writers Guild had a wonderful weekend, attending the Juniper Literary Marketplace, and the Easthampton Bookfest, both on April 13, 2019. We had a pack of members volunteer to run the tables and help support each other in selling books and sharing our Straw Dog Writers Guild Mission. Michael Goldman, hosted an excellent poetry Read More