Insides Out by Becky Jones

Long-time member and enthusiastic volunteer for Straw Dog Writers, Becky Jones sometimes leads bereavement writing groups, sometimes gardens, and sometimes tries her hand at poetry. She is poised to transition out of a significant role in her life and wonders what magic might happen once that door closes. (Becky had the role of Details Wrangler Read More

Becky Jones on Summer Writing Goals

Setting your summer writing goals  and our recent Roundtable Discussion Eight of us met on Saturday, June 10th to talk about our summer writing goals. Our goals ranged from the basics of getting back to our writing to sending our work out for publication: goals within the group were varied and unique; such as brainstorm Read More

August 15, 2016

Meet Andrew Connelly, Straw Dog’s First Scholarship Recipient by Becky Jones Andrew Connelly was chosen by his teachers at the Easthampton High School as the recipient of the first Straw Dog Writers Guild Scholarship given to a senior with a promising future in writing. Andrew is soon heading off to Fordham University’s NYC campus across Read More

February 1, 2016

Nervous? Breathe and Speak Up Guest blogger: Becky Jones Susan Daniels, in her recent program on Dynamic Presentation, borrowed from her acting career to give the Straw Dog audience useful tools to enhance reading our writings to an audience. Her instruction gave us ways to appear strong and confident, even when we’re afraid. Her suggestions Read More

November 1, 2013

30 Poems in November! Guest Blogger: Becky Jones as I first learned of what was originally called “30 Poems in 30 Days” from an e-mail invitation in the early fall of 2009.  It came from then-Poet Laureate of Northampton, Lesléa Newman, who explained the project she envisioned: one poem a day for a month, with Read More