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Board Makes Timing Changes to NH Lit Awards

on Fri, 07/10/2015 - 15:55

Traditionally the New Hampshire Literary Awards have been given out in the fall of odd-numbered years. The most recent award recipients, however,  were honored in the Spring of 2014 as part of  Writers’ Day. The New Hampshire Writers’ Project board has decided to move the awards back to their traditional fall schedule beginning in 2016. The first class of New Hampshire Literary Hall of Fame inductees were honored in 2015 and going forward we plan to alternate the two events each year.

Because we want to be sure that we are considering all the outstanding works published by New Hampshire

Made in NH– Authors: Marilynn Carter

on Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:10

Made in NH– Authors: Marilynn Carter

By Amy Ray

This is the sixth in a series of ten-question interviews of authors who represented NHWP at the Made in New Hampshire Expo booth.

Marilynn Carter’s book, No Fret Cooking, is a cookbook blending simple, healthy, yummy recipes accompanied by music to cook and dine by. Together food and music are paired that take you on a culinary adventure to nurture, tantalize, and stimulate your body, mind, and spirit as you prepare and enjoy your food. The focus is on fresh, local, organic ingredients without artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

Made in NH– Authors: Amy Ray

on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 20:14

Made in NH– Authors: Amy Ray

This is the fifth in a series of ten-question interviews of authors who represented NHWP at the Made in New Hampshire Expo booth.

Amy Ray’s book, Dangerous Denial, is a Silver Falchion nominee in the category of Best First Novel: Thriller/Mystery.

Amy will be signing books at Bayswater Book Co., 12 Main St., Center Harbor, NH on July 4th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Question: What inspired you to become a writer? 

Amy Ray: When I was in college, my English professor read a student’s essay aloud as an example of good writing.

Summer Social Set for Saturday, July 11

on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 22:29

       If you’re an aspiring author, poet, playwright, or devout reader, you’re invited to the New Hampshire Writers’ Project’s annual Summer Social. This potluck event will be July 11th, from 12-to-4, at the Ford House on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University. This is a free event, rain or shine. You don’t have to be a member of NHWP to attend.

     Meet other writers of novels, nonfiction, poetry, and a host of other genres. Mix, mingle, and share tricks of the trade. Make new friends who know what it’s like to sit at the keyboard or with that notepad.

Made in NH– Authors: Cher Griffin

on Tue, 06/23/2015 - 20:30

Made in NH– Authors: Cher Griffin

By Amy Ray

This is the forth in a series of ten-question interviews of authors who represented NHWP at the Made in New Hampshire Expo booth.

Cher Griffin has written two books, Ritzforg 127 and Captain Courageous that will appeal to readers who love horses and who-done-its.

Amy Ray: What inspired you to become a writer? 

Cher Griffin: My sister was always writing fantasy stuff and both of us were avid readers, so I decided to put that to good use.

AR: What is the most challenging aspect of writing for you? 

CG: Making the time available.

AR: There

Made in NH– Authors: Kathleen Murphy Lockwood

on Tue, 06/16/2015 - 20:18

Made in NH– Authors: Kathleen Murphy Lockwood

By Amy Ray

Kathleen Murphy Lockwood’s memoir, Major League Bride: An Inside Look at Life Outside the Ballpark, details the triumphs and tribulations of family life within Major League Baseball. It exposes the all pervasive pressure that accompanies the privilege of competing in America’s National Pastime and spotlights the inner strength of the major league wives who support each other during the long road trips. 

Kathleen will be signing her book at the Rye Public Library, 581 Washington Road, Rye on Thursday, June 18th from 6 - 8 p.m.

Made in NH– Authors: Steve Hobbs

on Tue, 06/09/2015 - 20:01

Made in NH– Authors: Steve Hobbs

By Amy Ray

This is the second in a series of ten-question interviews of authors who represented NHWP at the Made in New Hampshire Expo booth.

Steve Hobbs writes about seemingly normal people caught up in extraordinary situations. In his book New Hope, seventeen year old Miri Jones has always wanted to be a detective. When she discovers mutilated human remains during her morning run, she’s found her case. But the bizarre nature of the crime will shake everything she believes in and might just get her killed.

Made in NH– Authors: Carol Westberg

on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 20:22

Made in NH– Authors: Carol Westberg

By Amy Ray

This is the first in a series of ten-question interviews of authors who represented NHWP at the Made in New Hampshire Expo booth.

Carol Westberg is the author of Terra Infirma. The fine lyric poems in Terra Infirma traverse interior and exterior spaces—from grief to joy, from Tuscany to Orkney to "the changed place we call home." We cannot know which plates will shift under our feet, says poet Carol Westberg, "Whatever has been taken from us, whatever comes next...."

Carol will be reading at the Norwich Bookstore, 291 Main Street, Norwich

NHWP Offers July Teen Writing Camp

on Tue, 05/19/2015 - 21:06

By Renee Roy

Calling all teen writers:

 

The New Hampshire Writers’ Project and the Nashua Community College Honors Program will host a week-long July conference for teen writers interested in developing their writing chops.

The New Hampshire Teen Summer Writers’ Workshop will focus on fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20-24, at Nashua Community College.

The NHWP Needs to Hear from You

on Tue, 05/12/2015 - 21:18

By Renee Roy

 

The Writers’ Project needs your feedback.

The NHWP serves readers and writers all over the state, so of whom we only see as emails or at the once-a-year Writers’ Day. To keep the flow of information open, the Writers’ Project conducts a yearly members survey, and it’s open now.

R.W.W Greene, chair of the New Hampshire Writers’ Project, said the survey is vital to the organization’s success.

“The survey is going to help us figure out who our members are and what they are looking for in a writers' organization,” Greene said. “I have my ideas. I know what I want.

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