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.

Resources for Local Writers

Poetry readings and workshops are great places to connect with other writers. Most of the colleges around here, including the community colleges, have excellent writing workshops. The five colleges also bring in stellar poets and prose writers - google each college and reading series to view their calendars.

Poetry News
https://poetrynews.wordpress.com/

Florence Poetry Society
http://www.florencepoets.com/

Straw Dog Writers Guild in Northampton offers many workshops and readings.
http://www.strawdogwriters.org/ 

Amherst Writers & Artists offers workshops:
https://amherstwriters.org/#!map

Nationally, AWP offers a mentorship program:
https://www.awpwriter.org/community_calendar/mentorship_program_overview

Mass Poetry:
http://www.masspoetry.org

Erika Dreifus’s blog:
https://www.erikadreifus.com/blogs/practicing-writing/

Allison Joseph’s Creative Writers Opportunities:
https://creativewritersopps.blogspot.com

Diane Lockward’s blog:
http://dianelockward.blogspot.com

100 Best Websites for Writers (2020):
https://thewritelife.com/best-websites-for-writers-2020/

Academy of American Poets:
https://poets.org

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