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Writers Night Out

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

August Writers Night Out with Linda Bratcher Wlodyka

August Writers Night Out with Linda Bratcher Wlodyka Join Straw Dog Writers Guild on Tuesday August 6, 6:00-8:00pm for Writers Night Out with featured writer Linda Bratcher Wlodyka 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 showcases our Featured Reader.
Masks are not currently required for indoor events. Please wear a mask if you would like to exercise caution.
Hosted by Jacqueline Sheehan, Rick Paar and Beth Filson.
Sponsored by Valley Home Improvement.

If Brambles Were Bookends by Linda Bratcher Wlodyka Linda Bratcher Wlodyka is the current Massachusetts Beat Poet Laureate, 2023-2025. In the summer of 2023, Linda was chosen as a contributor to WordxWord a summer poetry festival in the Berkshires where she collaborated with a team of poets creating a very large poem that was read aloud for the audience at The Mount. She also has held the position as a docent at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s summer home in Lenox, MA from 2002 -2006. She retired as an educator from Mt. Greylock Regional School District in Williamstown in 2020. Linda’s poem, “Secret Cottage,”was voted Best in the Berkshires in 2012 and she was invited to the Colonial Theater in Pittsfield, MA to read that poem. Linda has 3 chapbooks previously self-published, Her Spirited Cameo, Voices from the Blue Room and Tick Tock. If Brambles Were Bookends Collected Poems, is Linda’s first full length poetry collection released in late 2023. Her poems have been widely anthologized. She is a member of the Florence Poet’s Society and has recently been involved in reading and choosing poems for publication in the anthologies, Silkworm and Naugatuck River Review.


August 6
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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