Three Minute Fiction Slam finals at NHIA, March 6
A fast paced literary competition challenging writers to perform original pieces of fiction in three minutes or less in front of an audience and panel of judges, Three-Minute Fiction Slam, will be hosted by the New Hampshire Writer’s Project (NHWP) in partnership with the New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) on Thursday, March 6 at 7:30pm at the French Building (148 Concord Street Manchester, NH 03104). The event will be preceded by a wine and cheese reception at 7pm for literary enthusiasts. The event is open to the public.
Judges will include NHIA professor and author Tim Horvath, popular humorist and NH Authors TV host Rebecca Rule, and Hugo and Nebula award winning science fiction author James Patrick Kelly. As well as a cash prize, the ultimate winner enjoys free admission to Writers’ Day 2014, the region’s largest writer’s conference, occurring at Southern New Hampshire University on March 22. Winners will also be offered publication in a flash fiction e-anthology to be released later this year.
The event at NHIA will also feature a keynote speech by author Kyle Minor, winner of the 2012 Iowa Review Prize for Short Fiction and the Tara M. Kroger Prize for Short Fiction, one of Random House’s Best New Voices, and a three-time honoree in the Atlantic Monthly contest. His work has appeared online at Esquire and Tin House, and in print in The Southern Review, The Iowa Review, Best American Mystery Stories 2008, Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers, Forty Stories: New Voices from Harper Perennial, and Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013. He also writes a biweekly audiobooks column for Salon.
About the NH Institute of Art: The Institute was established as the Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences in 1898. From the Institute’s outset, it has had a firm commitment to educating diverse traditional and nontraditional students in the fine arts. As an art college accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the Institute offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Certificate Programs and a strong Continuing Education program. Dedicated faculty promote intellectual and artistic development and teach students to respond artistically to contemporary social, political, and aesthetic issues.
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Writers' Day is brought to you in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts. Thank you also to Gibson's Bookstore. The NH Literary Awards are sponsored by the Lincoln Financial Foundation and the NH Institute of Art. Thank you to the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, who provides a major grant for NHWP's programming throughout the year.
Writers' Night Out - Next gathering March 3, 2014
(Photo: Writers' Night Hosts meeting at the NHWP office)
Find us at one of the following locations:
Plymouth: Common Man Inn & Spa, 321 Main St. in Plymouth, Exit 26 off I-93. Organizers: Gretchen Draper and Rosemary D’Arcy
North Conway: Up Bar at Horsefeathers in downtown North Conway (right across from the train station and Schouler Park). Organizer: Olga Morrill
Derry: The Halligan Tavern, 32 West Broadway (Main Street), Derry. Organizer: Katharine Webster
Portsmouth: The Common Man, 96 State Street, Portsmouth. Organizers: John Herman and Jim Kelly
Concord: The Barley House, 132 North Main Street, Concord. Organizer: Lorraine Courtney
Berlin: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at 921 Main Street, Berlin (the former Congregational Church and presently the WREN Building). Check out the organizers' website for more info.
Peterborough: Brady's American Grill, 225 Concord Street, Route 202 North, Peterborough. Organizers: Monadnock Writers' Group.
Nashua: Martha's Exchange, 185 Main Street, Nashua. Organizer: Mary Johnson
Manchester: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Cafe Le Reine, 915 Elm Street, Manchester. Organizer: Rob Greene
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