Writing in the time of Corona

At the beginning of May, Straw Dog Writers Guild started accepting submissions for their ‘Pandemic Poetry & Prose: Writers Respond to Corona’ project. The goal of this endeavor is to ‘solicit and feature work by writers that speaks to some aspect of life during these unique times. By publishing online,More

Social distance shopping in Hadley MA, April 23, 2020

Straw Dog Writers Guild has put out a call for poetry and literary prose inspired by and related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are the details they have provided: In an attempt to keep our community connected during these isolating times, we hope to give writers a platform to expressMore

A young visitor makes his way through The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum in Springfield MA on March 7th.

All across America this week, children, their parents and grand parents have been celebrating what would have been the 116th birthday of Dr. Seuss, the Springfield MA native whose books have been read by millions of children around the world. We put together a little compilation of videos to showMore

Springfield, MA is hosting a Dr Seuss birthday party!

When Ted Giesel died in September 1991, aged 87, over 600 million copies oh his famous children’s books had been sold around the world, translated into more than 20 languages. The world knew him then, and still does today, by his pen name, Dr. Seuss. He was born and raisedMore

Jesmyn Ward | Photograph © Beowulf Sheehan mail@beowulfsheehan.com

Jesmyn Ward, Author of Sing Unburied Sing will be in the valley to headline the 5th edition of Amherst College‘s literary festival which takes place from February 27th to March 1st. Ward will be in conversation with Jennifer Acker, founder and editor in chief of The Common. Ward is a MacArthurMore

Call for short fiction submissions

The Daily Hampshire Gazette’s Hampshire Life has announced that it is relaunching its short fiction competition. The competition had been discontinued for a number of years. In an announcement published yesterday on the newspaper’s website, features and Hampshire Life editor, Dave Eisenstadter, said the competition would be open for entriesMore

Conference in session

Here’s the program for this year’s WriteAngles Conference at Mount Holyoke College. The keynote speaker will be poet, essayist, translator, editor and University of Massachusetts Amherst professor, Martín Espada. Joining him on the speaker and presenter list for the day are over 20 other writers, editors and professionals from different fieldsMore