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NH Institute Offers Scholarships to Poetry Out Loud Winners

on Mon, 11/02/2015 - 19:53

THe Hampshire Institute of Art will offer significant scholarships to both Poetry Out Loud teachers and their competition-winning students.

“NHIA initially established the Poetry Out Loud Scholarship in 2014-2015 as a way to celebrate New Hampshire high school students who appreciate poetry and creative writing and who aren’t afraid to stand in front of their communities to convey the power of creative imagery,” said Bob Gielow, Vice President of Enrollment Services at NHIA.

The Right Time and the Right Place

on Wed, 09/23/2015 - 21:48

By Lea Page

I began writing four years ago in the warm room of the Laconia Ice Rink, where my son had hockey practice three times a week. I wrote the lion's share of my first book, PARENTING IN THE HERE AND NOW, which was just released by Floris Books, with the sound of pucks slamming the walls and a version of the "Bill and Chuck Show" running (two dads who always came to watch practice and kept up a hilarious commentary). It was the only time and space I had.

I wrote a second book, a memoir about rural Montana, while sitting in our pickup truck in the parking lot of the Tritown Ice Rink.

The New Hampshire Poetry Festival is Nigh!

on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 21:52

This fall, the Granite State celebrates its strong poetry tradition with the inaugural New Hampshire Poetry Festival. Organized by two leading literary organizations, The Poetry Society of New Hampshire and The New Hampshire Institute of Art, the event takes place Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester.                                                                             

“With a thriving poetry community in New Hampshire and surrounding areas, we thought the time was right for this type of event in the state, celebrating the reading and

New Atlas Looks at New England Train History

on Fri, 08/14/2015 - 15:28

NH Writer Herb Pence: You write what you know

By Renee Roy

Train lovers, history advocates, readers of all kind, The Illustrated Atlas of Maine's Street & Electric Railways 1863- 1946 is available for purchase.

Co-editor Herb Pence, a resident of Manchester, New Hampshire for 40 years, grew up with a passion for trains. His grandfather was a railroader, and as Pence grew older, he turned his hobby into a career working as a general manager for transit systems in the United States and overseas.

“Having worked in Saudi Arabia I was introduced to an organization called Charter Institute of

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

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.

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.

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.