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Governor Hassan Recognizes New Hampshire Hall of Fame

on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 17:30

Governor Maggie Hassan and her Executive Council recognized the brand-new New Hampshire Literary Hall of Fame with an official proclamation yesterday. Attending were representatives from Southern New Hampshire and several members of the NHWP board of trustees. The inaugural class of authors and poets will be inducted into the New Hampshire Literary Hall of Fame next month.

The 2015 inductees are:

Robert Frost -- Former poet laureate of the United States, Frost attended Dartmouth University and made his home in New Hampshire for many years. Frost was tapped to read at President John F.

Greensboro Writing Retreat: First Person Plural: Crafting Stories From Our Lives

on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 16:28
It's that time of year again: the trees are turning: the air is getting cooler (in theory anyway) and Connie Hale and I are busy planning our second annual Greensboro Writing Retreat: First Person Plural: Crafting Stories From Our Lives.  
A link to the workshop can be found on Connie's website:
We are contacting you either because you came last year and we'd love to have you back, or you've expressed some interest in attending.

Now Seeking New NH Poet Laureate

on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 16:35

The NH Poet Laureate (NHPL) is an honorary 5-year position held by an individual who has made outstanding contributions in the field of poetry. Although there are no specified duties, the NHPL is an ambassador for all poets in NH and works to heighten the visibility and value of poetry in our state. This individual will join a rich tradition of NH Poets Laureate working hard to celebrate and foster poetry in NH. Former NHPLs include Walter Butts, Patricia Fargnoli, Cynthia Huntington, Marie Harris, Donald Hall, Jane Kenyon, and Maxine Kumin.

Kids to College on Scholarship? Attend this Gibson's event...

on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 14:01


Join us for a presentation on how to navigate the troublesome waters of applying for educational scholarships. A must for parents with children nearing college age! 
Scholarship Matters: A Parent’s Guide to College and Private Scholarships

with Joan Ryan

Free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events at Gibson's Bookstore

on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 15:23


Thursday, July 25th, 2013, 7 p.m.
A fabulous presentation for the poetry community, and for those seeking to improve their performances for open mics. With author B. Eugene McCarthy. Sound Ideas consists of ten chapters: Line, Sound, Rhythm, Meter, Rhyme, Imagery, Metaphor and Simile; Form; Allegory, Symbol, Allusion; Memory.

Terry BrooksWitch Wraith: The Dark Legend of Shannara
Saturday, July 27th, 2013, 2 p.m. at Red River Theatres. Tickets $5 (available from Gibson's) or one free with each purchase of Witch Wraith from Gibson's Bookstore.

Bookstock in Vermont: July 26-28, 2013

on Tue, 07/09/2013 - 20:35
Bookstock runs from Friday July 26 through Sunday July 28. With authors like Donald Hall, Galway Kinnell, William Arkin, and more, you won't want to miss it. Visit their website for more details. 

Workshop Opportunity: Squam Lakes Region

on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 17:54
How to Create Stories That Make a Difference
September 20 and 21
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Judy Fort Brenneman, CIT, owner of Greenfire Creative, LLC and author of The Art and Craft of Interpretive Writing (forthcoming), is an award-winning writer and playwright, writing coach, and speaker. She will help you tell your stories as you learn the art and craft of interpretive writing through facilitated discussion, in-class exercises, and shared results. Gain tools for organizing, editing, and dodging writer’s block.
Cost: $395 per person, includes workshop materials, a copy of The Art

Evening with Sam Halpern at Gibson's

on Wed, 07/03/2013 - 18:56
Monday, July 15th, 2013, 7 p.m., free and open to the public at Gibson's Bookstore.

Join Gibson's Bookstore for an evening event with Sam Halpern, with his novel, A Far Piece to Canaan, inspired by his own childhood in rural Kentucky.

“Debut author Halpern, a retired professor of nuclear medicine, is best known as the humorous crank who inspired son Justin’s infamous twitter feed Sh*t My Dad Says, a book of the same name and a short-lived CBS sitcom. Halpern’s first novel is an affectionate, sometimes frightening and eerily effective drama about coming of age in Bluegrass Country.

NHWP Wins "Best of NH 2013"

on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 21:09

The New Hampshire Writers’ Project, now celebrating its 25th anniversary year, has been selected by the editors of New Hampshire Magazine as “Best of NH 2013” for “Creative Catalyst.”

“The Writers’ Project works hard to keep things fresh,” said NHWP’s acting executive director, Carla Gericke. “Over the past few years, we have introduced several fun, new programs to engage writers and readers across the state. It’s validating to see the greater community take note.”

In addition to NHWP’s annual Writers’ Day conference, which is hosted at Southern New Hampshire University and draws up to

E.C. Ambrose to Read From Debut Historical Fantasy Novel

on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 00:25
Bedford author E. C. Ambrose presents Elisha Barber, the first volume in a dark historical fantasy series about medieval surgery. Toadstool Bookshop, Lorden Plaza, Rte. 101, Milford.  July 11, at 7:30 pm.  Stop by for a minty maggot and learn more about medieval medicine.  Contact Toadstool Bookshop, 603-673-1734.