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NHIA launches teen writing program, July 10-14

on Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:26

The New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester is gearing up for its "Summer Sessions" – a series of workshops designed for teens (13 – 18) to explore and challenge their creative potential. With a range of topics and themes, these week-long workshops allow young creatives to evolve their skills, try innovative techniques, and create a community of like-minded teens.

One-Act Wonders at The Hatbox

on Mon, 06/05/2017 - 12:37

One Act Wonders , an evening of three one act plays, opens at the Hatbox Theatre at 270 Loudon Rd, Concord, NH on June 16, 2017 and runs through June 25, 2017. Showtimes are 7:30 pm Fridays and Saturday and 2:00 pm on Sundays. Tickets are $16.50 / $13.50 for Hatbox members, seniors and students. For tickets, visit www.hatboxnh.com or call 603­715­2315.

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: New World Theatre presents an evening of three one act plays written by regional playwrights. Two Lessons At The Bus Stop by George Kelly (Concord NH) ­ A man sits alone on a park bench waiting for a bus.

There’s no wrong way to do NaNoWriMo

on Tue, 11/01/2016 - 09:18

By Yvette Couser

November is National Novel Writing Month, an international phenomenon during which authors (or budding authors) challenge themselves to write a 50,000-word first draft of a novel.  Participants can create an account on www.nanowrimo.org  and register their novel, friend other writing “buddies” and receive regular writing pep talks from best-selling authors such as Gene Luen Yang, Charlaine Harris, Diana Gabaldon, John Green and many others.

And on the subject of Writers' Week 2016

on Thu, 10/27/2016 - 17:32

 

This week, Gov. Maggie Hassan made it official with a proclamation; Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 is the Granite State's third annual Writers’ Week. The centerpiece is Nov. 3’s New Hampshire Literary Awards, a biennial event curated by the New Hampshire Writers’ Project (NHWP), but there are plenty of activities during the rest of the week.

On Monday, Oct. 31,  via the social-media network Twitter, the NHWP will host a horror nanofiction contest. Writers who enter, via a single Tweet with the hashtag #NHWrites, that day will be entered into a drawing for a prize package from Spotlight Publicity

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.

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,

Author Marianne Williamson coming to Capitol Center Feb. 4

on Sun, 01/24/2016 - 22:32

Internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer, Marianne Williamson is coming to the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, NH on Thursday, February 4 from 7-10 pm. This featured event is being presented by yoga teacher, writer and spiritual mentor, Karen Kenney. 

Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose & Bill Maher. Six of her eleven published books have been New York Times Best Sellers.

Even busy college students can find time to write

on Fri, 01/22/2016 - 01:16

By Jordan Gambale

Are you a college student with a busy schedule who has trouble finding the time to write? As somebody who had been writing in any spare moment I had, I was surprised and somewhat disappointed to discover that college didn’t get me much time. With twenty-four hours in a day, it feels almost impossible to write anything that isn’t an essay for class. Here are some ways to find time to write with a busy schedule:

1.      Write anything you can, when you can, even if it’s just what you had for lunch today.
I find myself jotting down little things that happen throughout the day

Announcing The New Hampshire Writers’ Project Student Essay Contest

on Mon, 01/18/2016 - 23:46

Purpose: To enable New Hampshire high school and college students to share their stories and ideas about critical contemporary issues in order promote civil discourse through the transformative power of the written word.

 

Procedure: Students are invited to submit an essay of up to 500 words to their school liaison, a designated teacher or administrator at their school, in response to a specific question.

Author Interview: Pratima Cranse

on Thu, 01/07/2016 - 22:23

By Renee Roy

Debut New Hampshire author Pratima Cranse took a few minutes recently to talk about her first novel, All the Major Constellations, and offered some insight as to how her past has acted as her muse.  

Cranse, a New England native, was born and raised in Vermont. She now lives in southern New Hampshire, after earning her MFA in fiction writing from Southern New Hampshire University. She said she draws much of her inspiration from her parents. “My father is also a writer and, just as important, he’s a really great reader,” Cranse said.

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