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Available Online

May Community Reading

6 - 7pm ET • with Joy Baglio • Free to Attend

  • Starts May 17
  • Zoom

Available spots


Class Description

Community Reading / Word Share was created in the spirit of giving PVWW students, instructors, community members, and especially those writers who frequently attend Community Writing a safe, encouraging space in which to read work aloud as well as listen to their peers' readings. Come share the recent writing you've done at Community Writing, in a recent workshop, ongoing group, residency, a recently published story, a stream of consciousness journal entry, or other work you want to celebrate! Writers do not need to share their own work, either. Feel free to read a favorite poem, passage, or other text that inspires you. We will offer supportive listening. Above all, we will practice the art of verbally sharing words aloud while meeting others in a positive, uplifting communal spirit. Reading order and signup will happen in the first ten minutes of the gathering. GUIDELINES: • Readers will have approximately 3 minutes to read. Please time yourself in advance. • If there are more than 12 people wanting to read, we will draw names at the start of the event. • Some Community Readings may feature a special Guest Reader who will read at the end. • Readings can be from works of any genre, style, or subject matter, your own work or a favorite text, but please use common sense and good judgment! Pieces with overly graphic adult content and excessive profanity are not good choices for this event. • There is no on-the-spot feedback offered, though we offer supportive listening ears! If you are interested in instruction, feedback, or a smaller group of writers that meets weekly, we suggest you visit our Courses page on our website! ABOUT THE FACILITATOR / HOST JOY BAGLIO founded Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop in 2016 and has hosted Community Writing and many other readings, events, and workshops since then. Joy has moderated panels and presented at numerous conferences, including panels as AWP and Grub Street's Muse & The Marketplace. Her short fiction has appeared widely, in such journals as Tin House, American Short Fiction, The Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, Conjunctions, The Missouri Review, The Fairy Tale Review, and elsewhere. She's the recipient of fellowships, scholarships, and grants from Yaddo, Ragdale, The Elizabeth George Foundation, Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers' Conferences, The Kerouac Project, among others. Find her online at www.JoyBaglio.com


Upcoming Sessions


Contact Details

joy@pioneervalleywriters.org


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