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

A Writer’s Night in January

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 Writer’s Night in December

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 November

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 October

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 July

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 June

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 May

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 April

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 February

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