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NHWP Workshops

NHWP offers craft- and business-oriented workshops throughout the year for its members. Topics include:

  • writing in a specific genre
  • engaging with social media
  • querying an agent and getting published
  • critiquing and finding critique groups
  • connecting your work with readers

Check back with this page often to see the upcoming workshops and to register. Many workshops sell out, so be sure to sign up early for ones that interest you!

Upcoming workshops:


Putting Together Your Poetry Manuscript, with Alice Fogel

October 28, 2017

You've written a whole lot of poems and are ready to see if or how they will work together as a chapbook or a full-length book. This workshop will help you think about how to organize a collection in such a way that it becomes its own work of art. We'll look at thematic, structural, emotional, stylistic, and other aspects involved in creating a balanced experience of unity and variety for a reader. When you come, bring a couple of other authors' poetry books, to talk about what works or doesn't work in their presentation, and bring your own collection of poems (20-60, on paper) and any notes, thoughts, or questions you have on putting it together as a book.

Alice B Fogel is the Poet Laureate of New Hampshire (2014-2019). In addition to Strange Terrain, a guide to appreciating poetry without necessarily "getting" it, she is the author of four poetry collections, including Interval: Poems Based on Bach's Goldberg Variations (2015), which won the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature and the New Hampshire Literary Award in Poetry, and Be That Empty, a national bestseller. A nine-time Pushcart nominee and recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship and other awards, her poems appear in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry and Poet’s Choice, and her new collection, A Doubtful House, released in April 2017. She works with learning disabled students at Landmark College in Putney, VT, and hikes mountains whenever possible.

This workshop is an encore presentation of the sold-out workshop Fogel led in March, this time in the Seacoast area.

WHERE: The workshop will be held at the Tuck Museum in Hampton (40 Park Ave, Hampton, NH 03842)

WHEN: Saturday October 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

COST: $50 for NHWP members, $75 for nonmembers. Register using the "Register now" button below or via this direct link. Not a member? Want to join a community of writers working to foster an audience for literature in New Hampshire? Click here to join or renew your membership to the New Hampshire Writers Project.




NHWP Critique Workshops

Critique Workshops give authors constructive, focused, directed feedback from an instructor and peers during a three-hour session.  All participants will receive written and oral critiques of their submitted pieces. Multiple-day Critique Workshops are open to any genre. Single-day Critique Workshops are genre-specific.


Past Workshops in 2017:

Self-Publishing 101 (Session 1) with Jessie Clever
Self-Publishing 101 (Session 2) with Jessie Clever
Putting Together Your Poetry Manuscript with Alice B. Fogel

Political Writing with Tracy Hahn-Burkett

Manuscript Critique with Gary Devore

Podcast Webinar with Kevin Flynn

Literature Out Loud with Masheri Chappelle

Editing Your Own Manuscript with Jeff Deck

Clever as a Cat and Working Like a Dog with Ann Garvin


Past Workshops in 2016:

Social Media for Authors with John Herman
Creating Your New World: The Key to Selling Science Fiction and Fantasy with James Patrick Kelly
Critique Workshop: Memoir with Chance Lee
The Business of Writing: The Fine Art of Crafting Persuasive Copy with Anna Goldsmith
Writing Historical Nonfiction with Dr. David "Lou" Ferland
Working with an Editor with Robin Baskerville (with 1 encore)


NHWP Workshop Refund Policy: 

Refunds (less a 10 percent processing fee) will be provided for cancellations received in writing to three days before the event. Following this date, no refunds will be given, but a credit will be issued to use toward another event within one year of the date of cancellation, or you may transfer your registration to another person at no cost.

To request a cancellation or to make a change, please send an email to New Hampshire Writers' project at


NHWP Code of Conduct:

Attendees must respect common-sense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property and personal space.  Harassment of any kind, from intimidation to illegal behavior will not be tolerated.

Violation of this policy can result in action ranging from warnings to having your membership revoked without refund to permanent banning. Action by the organization does not preclude the injured individual from pursuing whatever civil or criminal remedies as they see fit.

If you feel you are being harassed, please let organizers know. You will be treated with respect, and your concerns will be taken seriously. All names involved will be kept confidential to the extent possible.