What is the New Hampshire Writers' Project?
The New Hampshire Writers’ Project (NHWP) supports the development of individual writers and encourages an audience for literature in our state. We are a nonprofit literary arts organization funded by its members as well as organizations and businesses who believe in supporting our region's writers and literary heritage. The organization is run by a Board of Trustees and member committees charged with keeping NHWP relevant in this swiftly changing industry.
What else does the NHWP do?
Overall we serve as a resource for writers, publishers, booksellers, literary agents, educators, librarians, and readers. Need support from our community of writers? Contact us.
We host events for writers and readers, including:
- Writers' Day, the largest writing conference in New Hampshire.
- Writers' Night Out, a monthly gathering of writers in regions throughout the state.
- Three-Minute Fiction Slam, which challenges writers from across the state to compete in a fun contest with cash and prizes.
- Book Clubs for Writers and Poets.
- Summer and Winter socials.
- Workshops on a variety of topics, ranging from craft to promotion.
We provide services to writers and readers, including:
- The Literary Calendar, which keeps the public up to date about happenings around the state.
- The NHWP website, a quality source for tips, leads, interviews, and reviews for Granite State writers.
We also a honor New Hampshire's unique literary tradition by:
- Hosting the biennial New Hampshire Literary Awards.
- Inducting new members, every other year, into the NH Literary Hall of Fame.