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AUTHOR READING: Joshua Cohen at RiverRun on Aug 16th at 7PM

on Wed, 08/01/2012 - 12:15


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 Cohen was 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

PORTSMOUTH: Writers Open Forum at PPL (Aug 21st 5-8:30PM)

on Tue, 07/31/2012 - 18:15


Calling All Writers!

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

SCREENPLAY CONTEST: To be judged by Joyce Maynard

on Wed, 07/18/2012 - 16:31


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Screenplay Competition

NEW to 2012 Screenplay Competition:

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

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "Poetry in Windows" in Concord DEADLINE: Aug. 21

on Wed, 07/11/2012 - 17:45

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

CONCORD READS: 2012 Book Selection Announced

on Tue, 07/03/2012 - 16:59


2012: One city, one book, two murders

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.

Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance Announces Literary Award Winners

on Fri, 06/01/2012 - 16:25


2012 Maine Literary Awards 

Book Award for Fiction 
Sarah Braunstein 
The Sweet Relief of Missing Children 

Book Award for Crime Fiction 
Paul Doiron 

Book Award for Nonfiction 
Colin Woodard 
American Nations 

John N. Cole Award for Maine-themed Nonfiction 
Carl Little 
Eric Hopkins: Above and Beyond 

Book Award for Memoir 
Susan Conley 
The Foremost Good Fortune 

Book Award for Poetry 
Preston H. Hood 
The Hallelujah of Listening 

Book Award for Young Adult 
Donn Fendler with co-author Lynn Plourde 
Lost Trail 

Book Award for Children’s 
Barbara Walsh 
Sammy in the Sky 

Book Award for

Poet Charles Pratt Passes Away

on Fri, 06/01/2012 - 15:17

Longtime NHWP member poet Charles Wolsey Pratt passed away peacefully on May 27, 2012, surrounded by his family. Our condolences to his family and friends. See The Boston Globe obituary HERE.  

FULL SCHEDULE for Berlin Book Festival: Reading, 'Riting and Retail with Fritz Wetherbee on May 19

on Tue, 05/15/2012 - 16:17

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 ( 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.

QUOTABLE: “We don’t care in our interview if the book is self-published or not.”

on Wed, 01/25/2012 - 20:22

“We don’t care in our interview if the book is self-published or not.”—Mike Morin, presenter, On-Air: Interviewing for Radio, Television, and Community TV at NHWP’s Author School