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NHIA launches teen writing program, July 10-14

on Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:26

The New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester is gearing up for its "Summer Sessions" – a series of workshops designed for teens (13 – 18) to explore and challenge their creative potential. With a range of topics and themes, these week-long workshops allow young creatives to evolve their skills, try innovative techniques, and create a community of like-minded teens.

One-Act Wonders at The Hatbox

on Mon, 06/05/2017 - 12:37

One Act Wonders , an evening of three one act plays, opens at the Hatbox Theatre at 270 Loudon Rd, Concord, NH on June 16, 2017 and runs through June 25, 2017. Showtimes are 7:30 pm Fridays and Saturday and 2:00 pm on Sundays. Tickets are $16.50 / $13.50 for Hatbox members, seniors and students. For tickets, visit www.hatboxnh.com or call 603­715­2315.

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: New World Theatre presents an evening of three one act plays written by regional playwrights. Two Lessons At The Bus Stop by George Kelly (Concord NH) ­ A man sits alone on a park bench waiting for a bus.

The Contestants and Judges Discuss the Three Minute Fiction Slam

on Wed, 03/08/2017 - 23:09

On Thursday, February 23rd at 7:30pm in SNHU’s Walker Auditorium, the New Hampshire Writers’ Project co-hosted the Three Minute Fiction Slam with the SNHU Creative Writing Club. With three minutes on the clock, the contestants brought a piece of themselves to the stage that resonated within the judges and the audience.

In order to stay within the three minute time constraint, the contestants had to focus their stories so that only the biggest details were included. This, of course, can pose a challenge.

How Can You Make Your Christmas Present Memorable?

on Wed, 12/14/2016 - 22:24

Remember those days when Christmas trees were filled with gift-wrapped boxes? Nowadays, people will get a card in an envelope filled with quick cash. While this is great for those of us who need money (think: college students!), the way to make a boring card more memorable is to personalize it! Of course, you could grab a generic card from CVS, scribble a quick "Happy Holidays!", and sign off your responsibility for that present in the form of your name at the bottom of the card. How can you customize the card to make it more valuable than any other present, but for a fraction of the cost?

This Saturday: Citywide Portsmouth Literary Festival!

on Thu, 11/03/2016 - 15:13

Fancy a trip to the Seacoast this Saturday? If you're a voracious reader, it's the perfect time to go. A bonanza of books is waiting for you by the sea.

Well, not literally by the sea. Because, you know, salt and sand do terrible things to books. But pretty close to the sea.

What am I talking about? It's the Citywide Portsmouth Literary Festival, a daylong celebration of local authors from around the Seacoast region. This event will take place at two different venues in Portsmouth simultaneously this Saturday, November 5. Authors of books for children and young adults will be at Strawbery

Let the Write One In

on Tue, 11/01/2016 - 17:54

By Robin Baskerville

With tens of thousands of word choices in a novel, it’s not a matter of if you will make a mistake, but how many and how egregious the lapses will be. Writing is a solitary pursuit, but if you want your writing to be read and understood as intended, an editor is essential.

Over my career, I have made as many mistakes as a writer as I have caught as an editor, and I refuse to let any of my work be published without first being seen by another set of eyes.

There’s no wrong way to do NaNoWriMo

on Tue, 11/01/2016 - 09:18

By Yvette Couser

November is National Novel Writing Month, an international phenomenon during which authors (or budding authors) challenge themselves to write a 50,000-word first draft of a novel.  Participants can create an account on www.nanowrimo.org  and register their novel, friend other writing “buddies” and receive regular writing pep talks from best-selling authors such as Gene Luen Yang, Charlaine Harris, Diana Gabaldon, John Green and many others.

And on the subject of Writers' Week 2016

on Thu, 10/27/2016 - 17:32

 

This week, Gov. Maggie Hassan made it official with a proclamation; Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 is the Granite State's third annual Writers’ Week. The centerpiece is Nov. 3’s New Hampshire Literary Awards, a biennial event curated by the New Hampshire Writers’ Project (NHWP), but there are plenty of activities during the rest of the week.

On Monday, Oct. 31,  via the social-media network Twitter, the NHWP will host a horror nanofiction contest. Writers who enter, via a single Tweet with the hashtag #NHWrites, that day will be entered into a drawing for a prize package from Spotlight Publicity

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

on Mon, 10/24/2016 - 19:49

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and friend
The Board of the New Hampshire Writers’ Project has selected Elizabeth Marshall Thomas as the recipient of the 12th New Hampshire Literary Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Thomas is one of the most widely read American anthropologists, a novelist, and a woman who has observed and written about dogs, cats, and elephants during her long career.  When she is not travelling the globe she lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Among her many books are The Hidden Life of Dogs, Reindeer Moon, The Social Lives of Dogs, The Harmless People, The Hidden Life of Deer, and Dreaming of Lions.

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Contemporary Writing for the Contemporary Mind

on Fri, 10/21/2016 - 18:22

Have you ever wondered what novelists do today that is different than what they did in the past? In order to answer this question, we must ask another question. What realities do we face today that we were not necessarily facing as much in the past (and then putting into writing)?

We live in a world plagued by worries over the past and the future without any concern for the present.

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