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 Cohenwas 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
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
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
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 email@example.com.
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.
Book sales will be begin at 10 a.m. under the tent. Many authors will be available to sign their work. Book appraisals run 10:30 to 1:30 p.m.
9 a.m. Writing non-fiction workshop, with David Taylor Moore (moorecivilwar.com) of Berlin and White Mountains Community College. He will discuss research techniques and will include discussion on the Battle of Richmond and the search for Confederate gold. Moore is the author of Moore’s Civil War Reference, a day-by-day chronological listing of America’s Civil War, which took over 10 years to complete and contains 6,300-plus landscaped pages.