Earlier this fall, I began to get emails about writing workshops in the Valley from a woman named Joy Baglio, someone I do not know. Intrigued, I asked my intern Abby Taylor to interview Joy for a blog. We learned that Joy founded Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop in 2016, shortly after moving to Northampton from New York City. A fiction writer, editor, and educator, Joy wanted to create a local creative writing school to help other writers develop their craft and foster writing community in the Valley. Since then, regular writing classes on varying topics have been held frequently at Commons Coworking, a communal workspace in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, as well as other venues in the region. Continue reading
By Shannon Grossman
Getting into a writing routine can be difficult. It may seem impossible to somehow spout out words on a page, day in and day out, on command. Authors do it all the time; it should be easy, right? Yet when you try to get up an hour early, brew that cup of coffee, sit down with your laptop open on a blank page, words seem impossible. Continue reading
By Kayla Fontaine
I immediately jumped on board when Janice invited me to go to Bay Path University’s Writer’s Day. I knew that any advice I could get my hands on in relation to my own creative writing was an opportunity that I could never pass up. Continue reading
My mind can be a bit like a computer when too many files and programs and browsers are open. It slows down and then it spins and spins and spins until it sorts it all out.