The grand opening of the Newton Writing and Publishing Center, located at 289 Elliot Street, Newton, Upper Falls, occurred yesterday and there was cake!
The Center, birthed by Big Table Publishing's (publisher of "The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan) Robin Stratton (pictured below at opening with Michael Keith) has a Board of Directors composed of myself, Michael Keith, Christopher Reilley (plus the help of Phil Temples) and a not yet to be announced player to be named later.
The Newton Writing and Publishing Center provides direction, feedback, support, and inspiration to a dedicated community of writers and poets with genre-specific groups, intense workshops, lively open mic nights, special literary events, award ceremonies, author appearances, publishing opportunities, and catered book launching parties.
The Newton Writing and Publishing Center provides guidance, inspiration, encouragement, and all the tools you need to revise your work to perfection, whether it’s a novel, a poem, a short story, your memoirs, or a non-fiction project. Writing groups, classes and workshops led by published authors and instructors promote the disciplined approach you need to reach your goal.
Our affiliation with Big Table Publishing Company means you receive special consideration if you are seeking publication of your full-length manuscript, and if you’ve got some poems or short fiction looking for a home, check us out at Boston Literary Magazine!We are also committed to helping the local community with our outreach writing programs for kids and teens. Mockingbird Square, a division of Big Table Publishing Company, encourages young writers with contests and inclusion of their poems and short stories in published anthologies or school-specific chapbooks.
But we are not just a place to work; we have fun here, too, with lively open mic events, catered author appearances, and book launching parties.... yours, maybe!
I'm glad to be a part of this all and it's very exciting for me to be involved in something that is so brand spanking new, that it squeaks!