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Kid Lit Universe: Literary Agent Speaking at Free Event April 13

on Wed, 04/06/2016 - 02:59

Heads up from former NHWP Trustee Amy Ray:

The Portsmouth Public Library and Kid Lit Universe have teamed up to present a new series of programming to explore what it takes to navigate the jungle of book publishing in today’s market. Professionals in the field will talk about picture books and middle grade and young adult novels.

The first Author-To-Author event will take place at the Portsmouth Public Library on Wednesday, April 13 at 10 AM with literary agent and author Ammi-Joan Paquette as the guest speaker. Ammi-Joan is the author of the Princess Juniper series, for which book #2,

NHWP loves connecting readers with New Hampshire writers. Help us by spreading the word about this special opportunity.

How this works in five steps:

1. Scroll through the list of books below.

2. Select a book and contact the author directly by clicking the author's name.

3. Negotiate an appropriate time and place to meet.

4. Acquire copies and read. (Please ask the author what method of purchase best supports his or her work.)

5. Meet and enjoy!

Bonus: We would love to hear from groups that challenge themselves to read three or more books by New Hampshire authors this year.

New Hampshire Writers’ Project Website Request For Proposal

1    Introduction

1.1    Organization Background
The New Hampshire Writers’ Project (NHWP) is a statewide nonprofit literary arts organization. We serve as a resource for writers, publishers, booksellers, literary agents, educators, librarians, and readers in and near New Hampshire. We support the development of individual writers and encourage an audience for literature in New Hampshire.

1.2  Project Description
The New Hampshire Writers’ Project is accepting proposals to redevelop using existing and new

Next Write-In: March 12

on Fri, 02/26/2016 - 21:42

Need a quiet, inspiring place to write for the day? Need a one day retreat to edit? Want to be inspired by a bunch of NH writers busily working around you and sharing their productivity?  The NHWP holds seasonal Write-Ins for its members where they can come and hang out with fellow writers at our headquarters on Southern NH University (the Ford House) and have a dedicated time to write. Sign up for the next one here.  Space is limited!


14 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Reader and Writer

on Fri, 02/12/2016 - 21:27

Ah, love: a commonality among all cultures alike, often a cause of tension among various parties, and a favorite theme of many writers. Valentine’s Day as seen as a day of love and 75% off next day chocolate and fuzzy bears. Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day with your significant other or you will just be by yourself, these Valentine’s Day gifts will be sure to warm the hearts of all:

  1. Jane Austen novels:
    You really can’t go wrong with these classics! And the selection from Anthropologie even has a choice of four pretty patterns that are irresistible!

  2. Jane Austen Note Cards (instead

Announcing The New Hampshire Writers’ Project  Greg Grappone Memorial Student Essay Contest

Grand Prize $500                              Second Prize $250                     Third Prize $100

Purpose: To engage New Hampshire high school and college students to contemplate complex contemporary issues in order promote civil discourse through the transformative power of the written word.

Procedure: On or before March 1, 2017 Students are invited to submit a 500-word essay to in response to the following:

Write a letter to one specific person from a past,

Lipstick and Literature : A Travel and Lifestyle Blog

on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 23:23

By Lisa Allard

You’ve probably read my author interviews, book critiques, and other miscellaneous blog posts here on the New Hampshire Writers' Project website. And if you have enjoyed reading them, why not read my own personal blog?

In case you do not already know, besides being a Literary Editor for the New Hampshire Writers’ Project, I am a full-time student at Southern New Hampshire University majoring in Fashion Merchandising and

Management with a minor in Professional Writing and Editing.

This spring semester, however, I am studying abroad in Florence, Italy.

Author Marianne Williamson coming to Capitol Center Feb. 4

on Sun, 01/24/2016 - 22:32

Internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer, Marianne Williamson is coming to the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, NH on Thursday, February 4 from 7-10 pm. This featured event is being presented by yoga teacher, writer and spiritual mentor, Karen Kenney. 

Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose & Bill Maher. Six of her eleven published books have been New York Times Best Sellers.

New Hampshire high-school seniors are eligible to apply for the Charley Allen Faulk Memorial Scholarship, a one-time, $1,000 scholarship toward “book money” for the following academic year.  The winner will also receive a four-year membership to the New Hampshire Writers' Project. 

Applicants must be:

¨ High-school seniors attending a school in the state of New Hampshire;

¨ Entering an accredited two-year or four-year college full-time;

¨ With a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Applicants will provide a response of 500 words or less to the following prompt: Write about

Even busy college students can find time to write

on Fri, 01/22/2016 - 01:16

By Jordan Gambale

Are you a college student with a busy schedule who has trouble finding the time to write? As somebody who had been writing in any spare moment I had, I was surprised and somewhat disappointed to discover that college didn’t get me much time. With twenty-four hours in a day, it feels almost impossible to write anything that isn’t an essay for class. Here are some ways to find time to write with a busy schedule:

1.      Write anything you can, when you can, even if it’s just what you had for lunch today.
I find myself jotting down little things that happen throughout the day