A Writer’s Night with Jovonna Van Pelt

The Longmeadow Adult Center 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA, United States

The Longmeadow Adult Center and Straw Dogs Writers Guild will present “A Writer’s Night” with Jovonna Van Pelt, poet and essayist on Thursday, June 16, 6:45-7:45pm. Jo is the author of “Unrelated Questions” a gorgeous book of poetry published in 2019, and her endearing book of Christmas Stories, “Merry and Bright,” will be published this

A Writer’s Night in July

The Longmeadow Adult Center 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA, United States

Join Straw Dog Writers Guild on Thursday, July 21, 6:45-7:45pm at the The Longmeadow Adult Center for “A Writer’s Night” with author Ed Orzechowski. In 2016, Ed published You’ll Like It Here—The Story of Donald Vitkus, Belchertown Patient #3394, and is nearing completion of a book about another former state school resident, this time a

A Writer’s Night in August

The Longmeadow Adult Center 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA, United States

The Longmeadow Adult Center & Straw Dogs Writers Guild present “A Writer’s Night” with Michael C. White on Thursday, August 18, 6:45-7:45pm. Michael is the author of seven novels, including Soul Catcher (Harper Collins), which was a Booksense and Historical Novels Review selection, as well as a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award; A Brother’s

A Writer’s Night in November

The Longmeadow Adult Center 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA, United States

The Longmeadow Adult Center and Straw Dog Writers Guild are delighted to present “A Writer’s Night” with poet and memoirist Stephanie Shafran on Thursday, November 17 from 6:45-7:45pm. Awakening, Stephanie’s chapbook, was published in 2020. Her work has appeared in journals such as Earth’s Daughters, Slant, Persimmon Tree, and Silkworm. Anthologies featuring Stephanie’s writing include

A Writer’s Night in February

The Longmeadow Adult Center 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA, United States

The Longmeadow Adult Center and Straw Dog Writers Guild will present “A Writer’s Night” with Rick Paar on Thursday, February 16, from 6:45pm-7:45pm. (Please note that Beth Filson needed to cancel and so Rick Paar is graciously stepping in.) Rick Paar is the author of God Bless America and Breakfast Burritos to Go. He is

A Writer’s Night in March

The Longmeadow Adult Center 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA, United States

The Longmeadow Adult Center and Straw Dog Writers’ Guild are proud to present “A Writer’s Night” with award winning poet Joshua Michael Stewart, author of three poetry collections: Break Every String, The Bastard Children of Dharma Bums, and Love Something. His poems have appeared in the Massachusetts Review, Salamander, Plainsongs, Brilliant Corners, South Dakota Review,

A Writer’s Night in April

The Longmeadow Adult Center 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA, United States

The Longmeadow Adult Center and Straw Dog Writers Guild present writer, linguist, and humorist Alexis Johnson. Co-founder of the much acclaimed International Language Institute, for over forty years Lexi has taught Spanish, Italian, Esperanto, Catalan as well as Arabic and Chinese. Her first book, Playing With a Full Deck, is a (mostly) humorous look at

A Writer’s Night in May

The Longmeadow Adult Center 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA, United States

The Longmeadow Adult Center and Straw Dogs Writers Guild will present “A Writer’s Night” with Beth Filson. Join us on Thursday, May 18 from 6:45-7:45pm at The Longmeadow Adult Center.. Beth is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, local bookseller, writer and self-taught artist. While her background is in poetry, she’s devoted a good

A Writer’s Night in June

The Longmeadow Adult Center 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA, United States

Straw Dog Writers’ Guild and The Longmeadow Adult Center are pleased to present Gary Metras, Easthampton’s first Poet Laureate and author of twenty-one collections of poetry. Join us on Thursday, June 15 from 6:45-7:45pm at The Longmeadow Adult Center. Gary's latest book, Vanishing Points, was selected as a Must Read 2022 Poetry by the Massachusetts

A Writer’s Night in July

The Longmeadow Adult Center 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA, United States

Join Longmeadow Adult Center and Straw Dog Writers Guild on Thursday, July 20, 6:45-7:45pm for A Writer’s Night with featured reader Howie Faerstein. Howie is the author of 5 books (Play a Song on the Drums He Said, Out of Order, Dreaming of the Rain in Brooklyn, Googootz and Other Poems and STAY). His poetry

A Writer’s Night in September

The Longmeadow Adult Center 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA, United States

Join Longmeadow Adult Center and Straw Dog Writers Guild on Thursday, September 21, 6:45-7:45pm for A Writer’s Night with featured reader Tommy Twilite (aka Thomas Clark), a poet, songwriter and performer who lives in Florence MA. He is the Co-founder and Director of the Florence Poets Society, and the Executive Editor of Silkworm. Tommy is

A Writer’s Night in October

The Longmeadow Adult Center 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA, United States

Join Longmeadow Adult Center and Straw Dog Writers Guild on Thursday, October 19, 6:45-7:45pm for A Writer’s Night with featured reader Margaret Lloyd, poet and visual artist. Born in Liverpool, England, of Welsh parents, Margaret grew up in a Welsh immigrant community in central New York State. She attended the University of Rochester as an

A Writer’s Night in November

The Longmeadow Adult Center 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA, United States

Join Longmeadow Adult Center and Straw Dog Writers Guild on Thursday, November 16, 6:45-7:45pm for A Writer’s Night with featured reader Justine Dymond. Bio: Justine Dymond’s short story collection The Emigrant and Other Stories (Sowilo Press) won the 2018 Eludia Award from Hidden Rivers Arts. Other awards and honors include a 2020 Mass Cultural Council

A Writer’s Night in December

The Longmeadow Adult Center 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA, United States

Join Longmeadow Adult Center and Straw Dog Writers Guild on Thursday, December 21, 6:45-7:45pm for A Writer’s Night with featured reader Jovonna Van Pelt. Bio: Jovonna Van Pelt, poet and essayist, is the author of a gorgeous book of poetry Unrelated Questions (published in 2019) and an endearing book of Christmas Stories (published last fall).

A Writer’s Night in January

The Longmeadow Adult Center 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA, United States

Join Longmeadow Adult Center and Straw Dog Writers Guild on Thursday, January 18, 6:45-7:45pm for A Writer’s Night with featured reader Celia Jeffries. Celia Jeffries, author of Blue Desert—winner of the May Sarton award— has had her work published in numerous newspapers and literary magazines including Westview, Solstice Literary Magazine, and Puerto del Sol, as

A Writers Night in February

The Longmeadow Adult Center 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA, United States

Straw Dog Writers Guild and the Longmeadow Adult Center present A Writer’s Night with Cherryl Jensen, Thursday, February 15, 2024, 6:45 – 7:30pm. Cherryl Jensen grew up among the cornfields of Eastern Iowa, and has lived across the country from Washington on the West Coast to New Hampshire and Massachusetts in Northeastern U.S. She received

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