2024 Residency Writers Read

Straw Dog Writers Guild and Edith Wharton’s The Mount present a virtual reading of the 2024 Writers-in-Residency on Saturday, September 14, 4:00-5:15pm. Our 9 writers are: Camila Sanmiguel Anaya, Stevie Billow, Eleanor Fuller, Jason Prokowiew, Mariah Rigg, Whitney Scharer, Mistinguette Smith, Julia Thacker, Jen Alandy Trahan. Register for this free Zoom presentation HERE.

2024 Writers in Residence at The Mount

Thank you to all the accomplished writers for applying for the Edith Wharton-Straw Dog Writers Guild Writers-in-Residence program at The Mount. The Selection Committee is pleased to announce the residents: Camila Sanmiguel Anaya Eleanor Fuller Jason Prokowiew Jenn Alandy Trahan Julia Thacker Mariah Rigg Mistinguette Smith Stevie Billow Whitney Scharer 2024 Residents’ Biographies Camila Sanmiguel Read More

Emerging Writers Writers-in-Residence 2024 Finalists Announced

The Selection Committee of the Edith Wharton-Straw Dog Writers Guild Writers-in-Residence is pleased to announce 27 finalists from emerging writers across the United States and other countries around the globe. We were thrilled with the depth of talent, diversity, and sheer writing tenacity of the applicants–thank you for sharing your work. Nine writers will be Read More

Writers-in-Residence Reading

Please join us on Sunday, October 1, 4:00-5:15pm  on Zoom, for a reading by the nine emerging writers who received residencies in our collaborative program with Edith Wharton’s The Mount last March. They will be joined by Straw Dog Writers Guild’s Emerging Writer Fellow who spent a week at The Mount with the last cohort

WriteAngles Writers Conference Tea with Edith at the Mount

WriteAngles Writers Conference needs your suggestions and ideas! Straw Dog Writers Guild is bringing back the WriteAngles Writers Conference (April 6, 2024). The planning committee has been meeting for six months and we’re now ready for your program suggestions. We hope to elicit comments and ideas from writers all across western Massachusetts. Ways to share

Writers-in-Residence Finalists Announced

The Edith Wharton & Straw Dog Writers Guild Writers-in-Residence Program We received 427 applications this year from across the United States and nine other countries. The task of selecting the finalists was difficult, given the breadth of talent and unique voices of the applicants; thank you for your words. Our focus is on supporting emerging Read More

2023 Writers-in-Residence in Partnership with The Mount Edith Wharton’s Home

The Edith Wharton & Straw Dog Writers Guild Writers-in-Residence Program 2023 What: The Mount, Edith Wharton’s former home in Lenox, Massachusetts, in partnership with Straw Dog Writers Guild, offers one-week residencies during March for nine emerging writers, three writers each for three weeks (poets, fiction, creative non-fiction writers, screen-or playwrights). Selected writers will receive a Read More

Writers in Residence Reception

On Sunday, June 26th, 5 – 7 p.m. enjoy an evening reception on the Terrace as we celebrate the Edith Wharton-Straw Dog Writers Guild Emerging Writers-in-Residence! Our 2022 recipients will share excerpts of their creative work inspired by their immersion at The Mount. Tickets include a wine and cheese reception. FREE for Mount/Straw Dog Writers

Meet the 2022 Writers-in-Residence

The Selection Committee of the Edith Wharton-Straw Dog Writers Guild Writers-in-Residence Program is pleased to announce its nine residents for 2022: Yasmine AmeliJody CallahanElyse DurhamCheryl IsaacElla JacobsonLiana MackJessica ProvenzSarah WangDashaun Washington Congratulations! Follow the links more information on the Writing Residency program and this collaboration between Straw Dog Writers Guild and The Mount Edith Warton’s Read More