Valley Society: Black Writers of the Pioneer Valley

Join Valley Society, a program of SDWG, and the Leverett Library for Black Writers of the Pioneers Valley on Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30pm for a literary reading of poetry, fiction, and works in progress by three local authors. Regine Jackson is a Straw Dog Writer’s Guild Fellow who writes poetry and Young Adult fantasy, science

Valley Society Launches New Website

Valley Society, the black writer’s guild of the Pioneer Valley and a Straw Dog project launched a new website last month. You can now subscribe to our newsletter to receive links to our new writings every month. Additionally, Valley Society is also planning a black or black-led writing group, The Midnight Run. We hope to Read More

Black Writers Read: Aprell May

Please join us on Sunday, November 14 at 3 p.m. ET when we host Aprell May (urban creative non-fiction. journalism). She’ll read from her memoir, “Classic Fly: Essays from generational trauma to healing.” A previous salon owner, Aprell May is a trending/breaking news reporter for The Republican. She recently received her M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction

Black Writers Read: Juneteenth, One Year Later

On Friday, June 19, 2020, Valley Society hosted an over 3-hour virtual event, convening 16 Black writers from across the country to share their work. Seeing the need to sustain this platform, we launched the series, Black Writers Read. Join us, one year later in celebration of Juneteenth, to hear from members of Valley Society