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Northampton, MA 01060
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March Medley Writing Workshops
Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

March Medley Writing Workshops

Songwriting 101 with Pamela Means

There is no such thing as writer's block. Dubious? Come to the Pamela Means Songwriting Workshop and learn new tools, tips and tricks of the craft to tease out more brilliance from your brain. You will never suffer from blank pages again. Acclaimed songwriter, Pamela Means, will help inspire you to push the envelope, stretch and take risks as a writer. You will expand your lyrical menu through myriad exercises and broaden musical, melodic and chord choices with a teaspoon taste of music theory for songwriters. You will be pleasantly surprised with what comes up! Bring your instrument, notebook and a favorite writing utensil.

$5 to attend; to register e-mail admin@strawdogwriters.org

Presented by Straw Dogs Writers Guild and the Northampton Center for The Arts. For more detailed information, visit https://www.nohoarts.org/writers-workshops/

 

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March Medley Writing Workshops
Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

March Medley Writing Workshops

How to Begin Writing 10-Minute Plays with Meryl Cohn

One of the most common questions about writing plays is how to get started. The germ of an idea for a play may present itself in theme, in situation, or in character. We will discuss various ways to enter the life of a play and do writing exercises to get started on a 10- minute play.

$5 to attend; to register e-mail admin@strawdogwriters.org

Presented by Straw Dogs Writers Guild and the Northampton Center for The Arts. For more detailed information, visit https://www.nohoarts.org/writers-workshops/

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March Medley Writing Workshops
Mar
11
1:00 PM13:00

March Medley Writing Workshops

Collage and Writing with Becky Jones

The workshop will provide images, paper, scissors, glue sticks and tape, though you are free to bring images of your own, if you would like. You provide your openness to the process of discovery, along with pen and paper. People will have the optional opportunity to share both their writings and collages.

$5 to attend; to register e-mail admin@strawdogwriters.org

Presented by Straw Dogs Writers Guild and the Northampton Center for The Arts. For more detailed information, visit https://www.nohoarts.org/writers-workshops/

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March Medley Writing Workshops
Mar
4
1:00 PM13:00

March Medley Writing Workshops

Finding the Voice of Your Story with Dori Ostermiller

There’s lots of talk these days about voice in narrative, but what is it, exactly? If the voice of our story is the doorway through which readers enter, how do we let them in? How can we consciously create a voice that is compelling, readable and true? In this one-day workshop, we will explore what factors go into creating voice, in fiction and memoir, study some examples of amazing voices in literature, do some writing, and learn techniques for crafting a memorable narrative voice—one that not only engages the reader but also invites surprise and discovery. There is nothing more exciting, for both reader and writer, than following a live, candid and curious mind on the page.

$5 to attend; to register e-mail admin@strawdogwriters.org

Presented by Straw Dogs Writers Guild and the Northampton Center for The Arts. For more detailed information, visit https://www.nohoarts.org/writers-workshops/

 

 

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February Poetry Workshops with Chris Gonzalez
Feb
25
1:00 PM13:00

February Poetry Workshops with Chris Gonzalez

$5 per workshop. Space is limited.
To register, please email instructor directly: 
Chris Gonzalez, chrisrgonzalez92@gmail.com

Writers at all levels of experience and comfort with poetry are welcome.

This workshop will cover key poetic terms and devices by studying poems by a handful of modern and contemporary poets. Then we will get a chance to try our own hand at writing new poem drafts from a select number of prompts. Throughout the workshop you will have the opportunity to develop your poem drafts and get feedback on your work, moving towards a more polished poem.
 

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February Poetry Workshops with Chris Gonzalez
Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

February Poetry Workshops with Chris Gonzalez

$5 per workshop. Space is limited.
To register, please email instructor directly: 
Chris Gonzalez, chrisrgonzalez92@gmail.com

Writers at all levels of experience and comfort with poetry are welcome.

This workshop will cover key poetic terms and devices by studying poems by a handful of modern and contemporary poets. Then we will get a chance to try our own hand at writing new poem drafts from a select number of prompts. Throughout the workshop you will have the opportunity to develop your poem drafts and get feedback on your work, moving towards a more polished poem.
 

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February Poetry Workshops with Chris Gonzalez
Feb
11
1:00 PM13:00

February Poetry Workshops with Chris Gonzalez

$5 per workshop. Space is limited.
To register, please email instructor directly: 
Chris Gonzalez, chrisrgonzalez92@gmail.com

Writers at all levels of experience and comfort with poetry are welcome.

This workshop will cover key poetic terms and devices by studying poems by a handful of modern and contemporary poets. Then we will get a chance to try our own hand at writing new poem drafts from a select number of prompts. Throughout the workshop you will have the opportunity to develop your poem drafts and get feedback on your work, moving towards a more polished poem.
 

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February Poetry Workshops with Chris Gonzalez
Feb
4
1:00 PM13:00

February Poetry Workshops with Chris Gonzalez

$5 per workshop. Space is limited.
To register, please email instructor directly: 
Chris Gonzalez, chrisrgonzalez92@gmail.com

Writers at all levels of experience and comfort with poetry are welcome.

This workshop will cover key poetic terms and devices by studying poems by a handful of modern and contemporary poets. Then we will get a chance to try our own hand at writing new poem drafts from a select number of prompts. Throughout the workshop you will have the opportunity to develop your poem drafts and get feedback on your work, moving towards a more polished poem.
 

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Happier Valley Comedy Show
Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

Happier Valley Comedy Show

All-new monthly improv comedy show! This month features the return of Happier Valley's most popular show, Scripted/Unscripted. Then it's time for More Improv, More Better Improv Jam & Showcase. Open improv jam for everyone and anyone to play and watch improv games, plus a showcase set featuring Josie's Magical Flute.

More information at www.happiervalley.com

Tickets $13 at the door.

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Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio
Nov
4
7:30 PM19:30

Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio

The Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio features two highly versatile and dynamic musicians, Jose Moreno (percussion/vocals) one of the most sought after flamenco artists in the U.S. percussion, and stunning bassist Brad Barrett (Jason Moran, Ran Blake). For more information, visit NCFA's event page here.

Tickets are $15. Advance tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.

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Halloween at Hawley
Oct
31
4:00 PM16:00

Halloween at Hawley

NCFA partners with the Downtown Northampton Association to make the City's traditional Trick or Treat even bigger this year! Join us before, during, or after your stroll downtown. 33 Hawley Street is just around the corner from Main (at Spoleto) where we'll be offering family fun for all. A dance party with DJ Quintessential. A free photo booth so you can capture costumes on camera. Sweets and giveaways courtesy of the Tommy Car Auto Group. Complimentary cider and mini-pumpkins from State Street Fruit Store. And the Bistro Bus will be on hand to serve up food truck classics for anyone who wants to grab a meal.

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