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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 

Poets Selected for Keene Poetry in Windows

on Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:23
Congratulations! to the selected poets chosen for the Keene area Poetry in Windows. Their work will appear on the store windows of downtown businesses in Keene and Peterborough, and other neighboring towns, during the months of October and November. Look for these names: 
Diana Durham

Pam Bernard

Dahv Daniels

Rodger Martin

Carol Westberg

Becky Dennison Sakellariou

Jennifer Militello

Patricia Fargnoli

Meg Kearney

Mark DeCarteret

Martha Carlson-Bradley

Robin Boyd

Kate Flaherty

Laura Davies Foley

Kate Gleason

Deborah Brown

Walter E. Butts

S Stephanie

Kathleen Fagley

Poets Chosen for Concord Poetry in Windows

on Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:16

Congratulations! to the selected poets chosen for the Concord area Poetry in Windows. Their work will appear on the store windows of downtown businesses in Concord during the months of October and November. Look for these names: 

Brandon Amico

Dianalee Velie

Midge Goldberg

Nancy Stewart

Barbara Hobbie

Linda Dyer

Marjorie Matthews

Jacqueline Garnett

Janet Barry

Becky Sakellariou

Jennifer Militello

Matt Forrest

Sylvia Beaupre

LIVE WEB VIDEO EVENT: Landing a Literary Agent, Sept. 9, 7PM

on Mon, 09/03/2012 - 14:11

THANKS FOR JOINING US... for our first live web video event!

LANDING A LITERARY AGENT --  A Conversation with Author & Lawyer Paul Durham. Hosted by John Herman.

Did you watch the broadcast? Send John a quick email ( john.c.herman "at" ) with the subject heading "LANDING A LITERARY AGENT" and let him know what you thought.

AUTHOR READING: Joshua Cohen at RiverRun on Aug 16th at 7PM

on Wed, 08/01/2012 - 12:15


RiverRun Bookstore welcomes author Joshua Cohen to read from and sign his new book, Four New Messages, on Thursday, August 16th at 7:00pm. 
About the author:
Joshua Cohen was born in 1980 in New Jersey. He is the author of five books, including A Heaven of Others and Witz. His nonfiction has appeared in Bookforum, the Forward, Harper’s, and other publications. He lives in New York City.
About the book:
A spectacularly talented young writer has returned from the present with Four New Messages, urgent and visionary dispatches that seek to save art, sex, and even alienation

PORTSMOUTH: Writers Open Forum at PPL (Aug 21st 5-8:30PM)

on Tue, 07/31/2012 - 18:15


Calling All Writers!

On Tuesday, August 21st from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm the Portsmouth Public Library invites you to the Writers Open Forum to share part of your draft manuscript in a supportive environment. Participants should bring a submission of no more than five (5) pages, double spaced, of a non-published work-in-progress for assistance and critique.
The evening will begin with a short presentation by local writers Trisha Wooldridge, Rachel Kenley, and Elaine Isaak, on the benefits of writing associations and their experience with a variety of groups, including Broad Universe, Romance

SCREENPLAY CONTEST: To be judged by Joyce Maynard

on Wed, 07/18/2012 - 16:31


For more information:


Screenplay Competition

NEW to 2012 Screenplay Competition:

Grand Prize Winner to Receive Weeklong Writer’s Residency at Fabulous Star Island Retreat Center

Celebrated Author Joyce Maynard to serve as Grand Prize Judge

Portsmouth, NH – The New Hampshire Film Festival (NHFF) is pleased to announce that in addition to the existing prize package, the Grand Prize Winner of the NHFF Screenplay Competition will now receive an all-inclusive weeklong writer’s residency at the Star Island Family

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "Poetry in Windows" in Concord DEADLINE: Aug. 21

on Wed, 07/11/2012 - 17:45

CONCORD, NH—The New Hampshire Writers’ Project has issued a call for submissions for its signature event “Poetry in Windows,” which will be featured on store windows in downtown Concord, during the Concord Literary Festival October 10-14, 2012. 

The poetry theme will be “New Hampshire” and the contest is open to the general public.

Entries will be stenciled on the store windows of local businesses in downtown Concord for the months of October and November. 

Each submission must be sent in as an attachment, either as a PDF or Word file, via email to Dawn Coutu at

CONCORD READS: 2012 Book Selection Announced

on Tue, 07/03/2012 - 16:59


2012: One city, one book, two murders

Off New Hampshire's coast, on a foul night 139 years ago, two women were killed in the only occupied house on Smuttynose Island. One was strangled, one killed with an ax. A third woman, Maren Hontvet, fled the home she shared with her Norwegian fisherman husband, John, and passed the night hiding in a sea cave.

The women, Maren Hontvet later testified, were killed by Louis Wagner, a fisherman bent on stealing the Hontvet's savings, and on June 25, 1875, Wagner was hanged.