The Northampton Arts Council is an organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Straw Dog Writers Guild: Writers Night Out

WHAT: Straw Dog Writers Guild: Writers Night Out
WHERE: The Basement, 21 Center Street. Northampton, MA. 
WHEN: Tuesday May 1st 7-9pm

Featured Writer: Kathy Ford

Kathy Ford grew up in Rochester, New York, graduated from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in 1980 with a major in design theory, and moved to New York City to pursue a career in architecture. She received her Masters in Architecture from Harvard University in 1985 and has been practicing architecture in New York and Massachusetts for the past thirty years.

Her life as a quilter began shortly after becoming a mother in 1991. Adding Wood To The Fire, A Quiltmaker's Way was published in December. Her body of work can be seen at Kathy lives with her two dogs in the hill towns of western Massachusetts.

Doors open at 7 - with an Open Mic. If you'd like a chance to read, place your name in the hat up until 7:10. Ten names will be randomly selected. The reading starts at 7:15, and each reader will have five minutes.

Admission is free; participants are encouraged to buy a drink (alcohol and non-alcohol available) and tip well in support of the venue.

Please join us!

Further information: Beth Filson at

Featured Reader for June 5 - Joyce Hayden

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