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Readers' Choice Voting is Open!

on Thu, 08/11/2016 - 19:37

The New Hampshire Writers' Project, in partnership with the Center for the Book at the NH State Library, invites readers to vote for their choice among the titles nominated for the 12th New Hampshire Literary Awards.

Vote at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NHLitAwdRC2016 before midnight on September 30, 2016.

The Readers' Choice winners will be announced at the New Hampshire Literary Awards event on November 3, 2016.

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McLeod was 'amazing storyteller,' champion of the arts

on Tue, 07/19/2016 - 17:26

On July 18, 2016 New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources Commissioner Van McLeod passed away at Concord Hospital. First confirmed as commissioner in 1992 he was, as he would say, “the longest-serving commissioner in captivity.” More important than his long tenure though, was his deep commitment to the arts in our state.

Van McLeod was a tireless champion for art and culture in all forms.

NHWP Summer Social - Saturday July 16

on Mon, 06/27/2016 - 08:15

COME SPEND A BEE-UTIFUL AFTERNOON AT

THE NHWP POTLUCK

SUMMER SOCIAL

SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016

12pm-4pm

6 TAYLOR STREET, MANCHESTER

(GREEN HOUSE ON THE CORNER OF TAYLOR AND CILLEY ROAD)

 

BRING A SIDE DISH OR DESSERT TO SHARE AND A GENTLY USED OR NEW BOOK FOR OUR BOOK GRAB BAG. SIT BACK WITH OLD FRIENDS, OR MAKE NEW ONES AS YOU SIP ON ICE TEA SWEETENED BY HONEY CREATED BY THE BACKYARD BEES OF 6 TAYLOR ST.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Masheri@myportalstar.com

Please note that bees are cultivated on the property and those with allergies should take reasonable precautions.

20 Questions with Vanessa Myhaver, Scholarship Winner

on Thu, 06/23/2016 - 21:03

 

 

Vanessa Myhaver, a recent graduate of Central High School in Manchester, is the first winner of the NHWP's Charley Allen Faulk Memorial Scholarship. To apply for the scholarship, Vanessa had to write an essay about a book that changed her life. She chose "The Little Engine That Could." This interview was conducted by NHWP board member Stephanie Davidson, daughter of Charley Faulk and founder of the scholarship.

 

What was your favorite class in high school?

AP Physics.

 

What was your favorite memory from high school?

Visiting the observatory, which is off-limits to students,

NHWP Website RFP Reopened

on Mon, 06/20/2016 - 08:35

The NHWP has briefly re-opened the call for proposals to redevelop www.nhwritersproject.org for one week.  An updated Request for Proposals document can be found at www.nhwritersproject.org/content/nhwp-website-rfp-reopen

The NHWP will still consider all proposals that have already been submitted.  Those who have already submitted are welcome to send annotations, amendments, or revised proposals during this extra open week, or let their original proposal submission stand.

The new period will end on Sunday June 26, when the NHWP website committee begins to evaluate the submissions received.

Author Interview: Erin Moulton

on Mon, 05/16/2016 - 17:43

On April 23rd, I had the privilege of attending Writers' Day! I got the chance to interview two lovely authors, and the first I'd like to share with you is Erin Moulton! I met Erin previously during my senior year Creative Writing class at Pinkerton Academy, which was right before the release of Keepers of the Labyrinth. Her workshop consisted of a presentation that ended with all of us channeling our inner middle grade selves and writing about it.

Before You Hit Send Workshop with Carina Press Editorial Director Angela James

on Wed, 04/13/2016 - 20:53

Written by Mary Ann Jock

Before You Hit Send Workshop with Carina Press Editorial Director Angela James



We are lucky to be hosting New York, Carina Press editor Angela James for a full day conference on May 21, 2016 from 9:00-4:00 at the Nashua Crowne Plaza.

Angela James is the Executive Editor of Carina Press, Harlequin's digital-first imprint, and veteran of the digital publishing industry. She is a long-standing advocate for digital publishing, and has an impressive career in digital publishing, including launching and serving as executive editor for Samhain Publishing.

A Granite State Evening with Laureates Three

on Thu, 04/07/2016 - 20:41

In honor of Walter Butts, Monadnock Writers' Group and the John Hay Poetry Society are cohosting a fundraiser event to benefit current and future NH Laureates. There is limited seating available to meet and have a private dinner with laureates Chard deNiord, Mimi White, and Baron Wormser at 6 p.m. Reserve your seat now by calling Rodger Martin at 603-525-4715. This is a night you do not want to miss!

 

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,

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!

 

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