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TONIGHT! Poet Jane Hirshfield receives Hall-Kenyon Award

on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 17:29


On October 24, Jane Hirshfield will receive this year's Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry, sponsored by the New Hampshire Writers' Project and the Concord Monitor. The presentation will start at 7 p.m. in the Sweeney Hall Auditorium on the campus of New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased HERE or at the door. 

Hirshfield has published seven collections of poetry, including Come, Thief; After; and Given Sugar, Given Salt, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Murder Mystery Party: Whodunnit in the Library on Halloween?

on Sat, 10/20/2012 - 13:48


October 27, 2012 
7 - 9 p.m. at Bishop Brady Library

As the final event of this year's Concord Reads, Bishop Brady High School and the BBHS Interact Club will be hosting a Murder Mystery evening. Roles are still open. No memorization or rehersal required. If you would like to take a role, please contact Ms. Blithe Reed (Damour) at BBHS at 603-224-7418, ext. 267 or Or if you prefer to just come as a sleuth, without a role, that works too. Appetizers, dessert and beverages will be served. Beer and wine for adults only.

CHALLENGE: November is National Novel Writing Month. Take the NaNoWriMo challenge!

on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 18:18

This November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an annual novel writing project that brings together professional and amateur writers from all over the world.  NaNoWriMo is a fun way to challenge yourself by writing a novel from start to finish in the space of 30 days.  Your goal is to churn out 50,000 words between November 1st and 30th.  You can regularly update your word count progress on the NaNoWriMo website for all to see. You can also check out how other writers are doing, for some healthy competition and encouragement.

MURDER IN NH: NHWP Announces Readers From NH Pulp Fiction Series

on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 15:50


The NH Book Festival: Murder in New Hampshire is to-die-for HOT! Check out the full SCHEDULE, with readings, discussions, contests, movies, Poe, Antia Shreve, and more. Listed below are the readers for Friday evening's Pulp Fiction readings at the Barley House. Come hear some of NH's finest authors read from their work. Stay for Literary Flash afterwards.  

Friday, Oct. 12, 6 p.m., The Barley House: Authors in New Hampshire Pulp Fiction series will read from their work. Free and open to the public.

CONTEST: New England Book Festival announces $1,500 cash prizes

on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:39


The 2012 New England Book Festival will hold its annual program honoring the best books of the holiday season on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Omni Hotel in Boston.

We are currently accepting speaker proposals and exhibitor applications for the day festival, which will be held at the Omni on Jan. 19. Please email for more information.

The competition is currently accepting entries in the following categories: non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children's books, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, photography/art, poetry,

The New Hampshire Writers’ Project will present its second New Hampshire Book Festival in October, with a theme of “Murder in New Hampshire.”

Working with several Concord area partners, the Writers’ Project is involved with Concord Reads, sponsored by the Concord Public Library Foundation; The Big Read program, sponsored by the Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State library, and New Hampshire Technical College, which will host two events with the Writers’ Project--an evening with best-selliing author Anita Shreve (SOLD OUT!) and the presentation of the Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize

Date & Time


Program Title

Presenter & Description

Sunday, Sept. 16,
2 p.m.

CPL Auditorium

Book Discussion

Led by Suzanne Brown, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Dartmouth College

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.

CPL Auditorium

Book Discussion

Led by Suzanne Brown, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Dartmouth College

Thursday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m.

NHTI Sweeney Hall Auditorium

Weight of Water  movie

Film showing & discussion

Thursday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m.

CPL Auditorium

Crime & Punishment on the Isles of Shoals

John Perrault

www.johnperrault.comLawyer and balladeer John Perrault examines the


on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 16:31

Thanks to all who participated in last weekend's literary festival which celebrated the rich literary talents of the Monadnock Region. To the poets who read and recited, to all the Literary Flash contestants, to the audience, to the presenters and panelists, thank you! A special word of thanks to Ernest Hebert and Alice Fogel for their hard work and dedication. You can still catch the Poetry in Windows in downtown Keene and Peterborough. Photos from the events will be posted, so check back soon. 

LITERARY FLASH IN KEENE: Still time to sign up!

on Wed, 09/12/2012 - 20:54

Don't miss the amazing weekend NHWP has planned in the Monadnock region! For a full schedule of event CLICK HERE. If you'd like to register as a Literary Flash contestant for Friday night, see below:

Friday, September 14, 7:30PM: Literary Flash: Three Minutes to Fame (Atrium at the Colony Mill Marketplace in Keene)

Sign up now to be one of ten contestant in NHWP’s regional flash fiction contest. This is your opportunity to showcase your best three-minute story before an audience and panel of judges. Your judges will be: editor of Keene Sentinel, James Rousmaniere, Sarah Dupeyron, author of