Wednesday, January 6, 7:30 pm, Wednesday Night Writer’s Group will meet at the Freightyard Pub Annex (upstairs small conference room) at Heritage State Park, North Adams, MA.

Share your work with local writers in this welcoming, community-based workshop. Members submit their writing and receive peer feedback on a rotating basis. FREE. Open to writers of all levels and styles.

For more information contact Michelle at:

Thursday, January 7, 2010, at 7:00 pm at Mocha Maya’s, 47 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls, MA.

As part of the ongoing Collected Poets series, Nancy Pearson and Afaa Michael Weaver will welcome the new year in a special benefit for the Green River House, a community-based rehabilitation and support program for mentally ill adults. $5-10 suggested donation.

For questions, additional information, or directions call (413) 625-6292 or visit the website at:

Friday, January 8, 6:00 pm at Chapters Bookstore, 78 North Street, Pittsfield, MA.

Chapters Bookstore hosts Richard Wise, author of the historical fiction novel, French Blue.

For questions or additional information call (413) 443-2665 or visit the website at:

Saturday, January 9, 2010, 7-9 pm, at Papyri Books, 45 Eagle Street, North Adams, MA.

WordPlay@PapyriBooks begins with a 45 minute reading by a featured local writer, followed by a brief intermission with refreshments, then the WordPlay Open Mic. This month, North Adams author Craig Alan Chicoine will read from his self-published young adult novel, Gray Locke: The Mystery of the Weeping Rocks. The setting of the story was inspired by actual locations in North Adams, Massachusetts, including Natural Bridge State Park.

For more information call 413-662-2099, e-mail, or visit Papyri Books is open Tuesday-Saturday noon-6 p.m. and is handicapped accessible.

Sunday, January 10, 3:00-4:30 pm at Stephentown Memorial Library, Route 43 Main St., Stephentown, NY

Words from the Hills offers a roundtable for sharing poetry, short stories, narratives, histories, or even something from a blog. The words may be your own, or by a writer whose words have been important to you.

For questions, contact: Howard Kogan at:

Tuesday, January 12, 6:00 pm at the North Adams Public Library, 74 Church Street, North Adams, MA.

The Happy Bookers book discussion group will meet to discuss Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower.  All Welcome.

For questions or additional information call (413) 662-3133, or visit the website at:

Friday-Sunday, Jan 29-31, 2010, at Rowe Camp & Conference Center, Kings Hwy, Rowe, MA.

Rowe Conference Center presents Fearless Writing, a workshop for writers with Crescent Dragonwagon.

For additional information and registration visit the website at and click on Calendar of Events, email, or call (413) 339-4954.

2010 Subscription Series. 9 books for $99! With a Tupelo Press subscription, you’ll receive a year of poetry books, delivered to your door. These subscriptions function like the “community-supported agriculture” memberships many organic farms are now offering to strengthen their relationships with customers and to stabilize finances. We ask our subscribers to give us money in advance, during our production process, and in return we’ll send nine books, postage pre-paid, which will wing their way directly to you over the course of the year.

For more information, visit: or email or call 413-664-9611.

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