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.

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.

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Florence Poetry Society

Straw Dog Writers Guild in Northampton offers many workshops and readings. 

Amherst Writers & Artists offers workshops:!map

Nationally, AWP offers a mentorship program:

Mass Poetry:

Erika Dreifus’s blog:

Allison Joseph’s Creative Writers Opportunities:

Diane Lockward’s blog:

100 Best Websites for Writers (2020):

Academy of American Poets:

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