Workshops

We offer craft- and business-oriented workshops throughout the year for our members, and frequently for nonmembers as well.  Here’s what’s coming up!

NHWP Workshop: Political Writing: Advocacy, with Tracy Hahn-Burkett

Saturday, December 2, 2017

How can you best employ the written word to influence decision-makers in today’s unprecedented political climate? In this workshop, we’ll explore the components of different forms of political writing for both writers and everyday citizens looking to change their corners of the world. Should letters to a member of Congress include multiple issues? How do you use a personal story in a political op-ed? What are talking points and what do you do with them? This three-hour workshop will walk you through some frameworks and provide tools for various types of political writing, as well as offer ideas for ways to amplify your voice once you’ve finished polishing your pieces.

Tracy Hahn-Burkett is a writer and former D.C. public policy advocate. She served as a member of U.S. Senator Herb Kohl’s Judiciary Committee staff, and was Deputy and Acting Director of Public Policy for the civil rights and civil liberties nonprofit, People for the American Way. She also worked in post-Communist Czechoslovakia, teaching English and coordinating Western assistance programs for the Federal Assembly and the Czech National Council. Since moving to New Hampshire in 2003, she founded and writes the adoption and parenting blog, Uncharted Parent, contributes to the fiction-writing blog, Writer Unboxed, and has published dozens of essays, stories, articles and reviews. Tracy is a recipient of a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, and is currently revising her first novel. She is a board member of the New Hampshire Writers’ Project. For more information, go to TracyHahnBurkett.com.

WHERE: The workshop will be held at The Ford House on the campus of SNHU (2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH 03106 — Directions and parking info here)

WHEN: Saturday, December 2, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

COST: This workshop is $50 for NHWP members or $75 for nonmembers and is limited to 12 students. Register now to ensure your spot in the class. Not a member? Want to join a community of writers working to foster an audience for literature in New Hampshire? Click here to join or renew your membership to the New Hampshire Writers’ Project.

Register using the “Register now” button below or via this direct link. Not a member? Want to join a community of writers working to foster an audience for literature in New Hampshire? Click here to join or renew your membership to the New Hampshire Writers Project.


Online NHWP Workshop: All Fiction Genre Critique Webinar, with Gary Devore

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Join author and host Gary Devore for an All Fiction Genre Critique Webinar on Saturday, December 9 from 7 to 9 PM. So NaNoWriMo is over. Now what? Join other exhausted NH Writers’ Project members for an evening in. We’ll read and critique as a group a short selection from your work-in-progress. Limited to 5 participants. Registration ends at midnight, Saturday, December 2, 2017. Writing selections must be submitted by this date as well.

This webinar is open to NHWP members ($20) ONLY. The event is nonrefundable.

WHERE: On the internet!

WHEN: Saturday, December 9 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

COST: $20 for NHWP members.

Register using the “Register now” button below or via this direct link. Not a member? Want to join a community of writers working to foster an audience for literature in New Hampshire? Click here to join or renew your membership to the New Hampshire Writers Project.


Online NHWP Workshop: Introduction to Flash Fiction, with Ed Ting

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Join science fiction author and 2014 NH Flash Fiction winner, Ed Ting, for an hourlong “Introduction to Flash Fiction” webinar, on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 7 to 8 PM.

This webinar, moderated by Trustee Barbara Hoover, will take a peek at what Flash Fiction is, how you can get started writing it, and how to craft elements to make your story work. You will walk away with the tools you need to tell your three-minute story. Then, when you have your story written, join your writing peers at one of the 2018 Three-Minute Flash Fiction competitions held statewide. Registration ends at midnight, Sunday, January 7, 2018.

Ed Ting is a well-known science writer whose fiction has been featured in literary journals across New England.  He is the 2014 winner of the NH State Flash Fiction contest, which he now runs on behalf of the New Hampshire Writers’ Project. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the New Hampshire Institute of Art, where he teaches English Composition, Creative Writing, and Photography.

This webinar is open to both NHWP members ($10) and non-members ($25). The event is nonrefundable.

WHERE: On the internet!

WHEN: Tuesday, January 9 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

COST: $10 for NHWP members, $25 for nonmembers.

Register using the “Register now” button below or via this direct link. Not a member? Want to join a community of writers working to foster an audience for literature in New Hampshire? Click here to join or renew your membership to the New Hampshire Writers Project.


Past Workshops in 2017:

Author as Entrepreneur with Paul Durham
Self-Publishing 101 (Session 1) with Jessie Clever
Self-Publishing 101 (Session 2) with Jessie Clever
Putting Together Your Poetry Manuscript with Alice B. Fogel
Political Writing (Session 1) with Tracy Hahn-Burkett
Manuscript Critique with Gary Devore
Podcast Webinar with Kevin Flynn
Literature Out Loud with Masheri Chappelle
Editing Your Own Manuscript with Jeff Deck
Clever as a Cat and Working Like a Dog with Ann Garvin
Your First 250 Words with Jim Kelly
PROSE POEM WEBINAR: LOST AT THE HEART with MARIE HARRIS

 

Past Workshops in 2016:

Social Media for Authors with John Herman
Creating Your New World: The Key to Selling Science Fiction and Fantasy with James Patrick Kelly
Critique Workshop: Memoir with Chance Lee
The Business of Writing: The Fine Art of Crafting Persuasive Copy with Anna Goldsmith
Writing Historical Nonfiction with Dr. David “Lou” Ferland
Working with an Editor with Robin Baskerville (with 1 encore)

 


NHWP Workshop Refund Policy: 

Refunds (less a 10 percent processing fee) will be provided for cancellations received in writing to info@nhwritersproject.org three days before the event. Following this date, no refunds will be given, but a credit will be issued to use toward another event within one year of the date of cancellation, or you may transfer your registration to another person at no cost.

To request a cancellation or to make a change, please send an email to New Hampshire Writers’ project at info@nhwritersproject.org.

 

NHWP Code of Conduct:

Attendees must respect common-sense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property and personal space.  Harassment of any kind, from intimidation to illegal behavior will not be tolerated.

Violation of this policy can result in action ranging from warnings to having your membership revoked without refund to permanent banning. Action by the organization does not preclude the injured individual from pursuing whatever civil or criminal remedies as they see fit.

If you feel you are being harassed, please let organizers know. You will be treated with respect, and your concerns will be taken seriously. All names involved will be kept confidential to the extent possible.