The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

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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