On July 18, 2016 New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources Commissioner Van McLeod passed away at Concord Hospital. First confirmed as commissioner in 1992 he was, as he would say, “the longest-serving commissioner in captivity.” More important than his long tenure though, was his deep commitment to the arts in our state.
Van McLeod was a tireless champion for art and culture in all forms.
This event is 6-8:00pm on March 12, 2016 in the Hatbox Theatre in the Steeplegate Mall complex (270 Loudon Rd, Concord, New Hampshire) [map and directions]. There will be three readings.
NAILS: A TALE OF JAPAN by Ian Rogers
Twenty-three-year-old Theo is a grocery clerk turned English teacher fresh off the plane in Japan with no clue when to bow or even how to say Excuse me. Unfortunately, his new bosses at the ONIX Corporation just need him to smile and teach his English lessons their way, even though his students can’t stand it!
(GREEN HOUSE ON THE CORNER OF TAYLOR AND CILLEY ROAD)
BRING A SIDE DISH OR DESSERT TO SHARE AND A GENTLY USED OR NEW BOOK FOR OUR BOOK GRAB BAG. SIT BACK WITH OLD FRIENDS, OR MAKE NEW ONES AS YOU SIP ON ICE TEA SWEETENED BY HONEY CREATED BY THE BACKYARD BEES OF 6 TAYLOR ST.
Vanessa Myhaver, a recent graduate of Central High School in Manchester, is the first winner of the NHWP's Charley Allen Faulk Memorial Scholarship. To apply for the scholarship, Vanessa had to write an essay about a book that changed her life. She chose "The Little Engine That Could." This interview was conducted by NHWP board member Stephanie Davidson, daughter of Charley Faulk and founder of the scholarship.
What was your favorite class in high school?
What was your favorite memory from high school?
Visiting the observatory, which is off-limits to students,
The NHWP will still consider all proposals that have already been submitted. Those who have already submitted are welcome to send annotations, amendments, or revised proposals during this extra open week, or let their original proposal submission stand.
The new period will end on Sunday June 26, when the NHWP website committee begins to evaluate the submissions received.
On April 23rd, I had the privilege of attending Writers' Day! I got the chance to interview two lovely authors, and the first I'd like to share with you is Erin Moulton! I met Erin previously during my senior year Creative Writing class at Pinkerton Academy, which was right before the release of Keepers of the Labyrinth. Her workshop consisted of a presentation that ended with all of us channeling our inner middle grade selves and writing about it.
In recognition of the rich and varied literary talent in the Granite State, the New Hampshire Writers’ Project will present the 12th New Hampshire Literary Awards on November 3, 2016 at a special reception and ceremony hosted by the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester. Books by New Hampshire natives, books by New Hampshire residents, and books that have New Hampshire as a prominent aspect of their content are eligible. Books may be nominated through May 31. Click here for details on how to nominate.
Before You Hit Send Workshop with Carina Press Editorial Director Angela James
We are lucky to be hosting New York, Carina Press editor Angela James for a full day conference on May 21, 2016 from 9:00-4:00 at the Nashua Crowne Plaza.
Angela James is the Executive Editor of Carina Press, Harlequin's digital-first imprint, and veteran of the digital publishing industry. She is a long-standing advocate for digital publishing, and has an impressive career in digital publishing, including launching and serving as executive editor for Samhain Publishing.
In honor of Walter Butts, Monadnock Writers' Group and the John Hay Poetry Society are cohosting a fundraiser event to benefit current and future NH Laureates. There is limited seating available to meet and have a private dinner with laureates Chard deNiord, Mimi White, and Baron Wormser at 6 p.m. Reserve your seat now by calling Rodger Martin at 603-525-4715. This is a night you do not want to miss!