Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Writing a Query Letter

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Join Straw Dog Writers Guild with literary agent Cherise Fisher for an informative workshop about the often daunting task of writing a query letter. When you are ready to search for an agent, learn how to write the best query letter possible. Experienced agents like Cherise have received thousands of query letters and she has Read More

Writers Night Out

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

Join us on Tuesday March 5, 6:00-8:00pm for Writers Night Out with featured writer Chaya Grossberg 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 evening Read More

A Writer’s Night in March

On Thursday, March 21, 6:45-7:30pm Straw Dog Writers Guild and The Longmeadow Adult Center present A Writer’s Night with Richard Michelson. RICHARD MICHELSON’s most recent poetry collection is Sleeping as Fast as I Can (Slant Books, 2023). Previous collections include More Money than God (U of Pittsburgh Press), Battles and Lullabies (U of Illinois), Tap Read More

March Madness Poetry Share

Belding Memorial Library 344 Main Street, Ashfield, United States

Why are March Hares mad? To ponder this and other questions about life and Spring, join writer and poet Arianna Alexsandra Collins of Offerings for Community Building for an evening of speaking your truth through poetry. This March Madness challenge we toast to our frisky, cabin-fever, crazed, momentary-lapses-of-reason, mad-world poems. (And you don't have any, Read More

Writers Night Out

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

Join us on Tuesday April 2, 6:00-8:00pm for Writers Night Out with featured writer Diana Whitney 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 evening 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

Viking Runestone Literary Magazine Celebration

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

You are invited to join us for a celebration of artists and writers from Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School. We are excited to announce the launch of The Viking Runestone, Spring 2024 Volume 6 at Forbes Library, Thursday, April 11 at 6:30pm in the Coolidge Room. Straw Dog Writers Guild is proud to collaborate Read More

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