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About NHWP

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 committees of highly skilled individuals 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 through out 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. Starting in June 2014!

We also a honor New Hampshire's unique literary tradition by:

  • Hosting the biennial New Hampshire Literary Awards.
  • Managing the Jane Kenyon Fund, which honors the memory of former NH Poet Laureate Jane Kenyon and supports the creation and performance of poetry in New England. The Fund presents a cash award to an outstanding New Hampshire poet every two years, and supports the purchase of the award winner's books for NH libraries.