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NHWP Workshops

NHWP offers craft- and business-oriented workshops throughout the year for its members. Topics include:

  • writing in a specific genre
  • engaging with social media
  • querying an agent and getting published
  • critiquing and finding critique groups
  • connecting your work with readers

Check back with this page often to see the upcoming workshops and to register. Many workshops sell out, so be sure to sign up early for ones that interest you!

Upcoming workshops:


Online Webinar: Clever as a Cat and Working Like a Dog: How to Create a Stir Before Your Book's Launch with Ann Garvin

August 21, 2017

On Monday, August 21 from 7 to 8 PM, join us online for Ann Garvin's Clever As a Cat and Working Like a Dog: How To Create a Stir Before Your Book’s Launch webinar, hosted by trustee Barbara Hoover. In this session, we’ll look at the choices writers, publishers and publicists make to get readers and reviewers buzzing about a new book release. Learn why your title may change at the twelfth hour and who chooses the cover art. Find out why some authors gets sent on an all expense paid national book tour while others must find innovative ways to get their books into a reader's hands. Should you give away bookmarks, or release a book trailer on YouTube? What kind of social media is most effective when it comes to building buzz? Discover the things you can do before your book comes out to build anticipation before the release date and how this matters in terms of who makes it onto the bestsellers list.

This webinar is open to both NHWP members and nonmembers. Space is limited to 40. This event is nonrefundable.

WHERE: On the internet!

WHEN: August 21 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

COST: $10 for NHWP members, $25 for nonmembers. Register using the "Register now" button below or via this direct link. Not a member? Want to join a community of writers working to foster an audience for literature in New Hampshire? Click here to join or renew your membership to the New Hampshire Writers Project.




NHWP Critique Workshops

Critique Workshops give authors constructive, focused, directed feedback from an instructor and peers during a three-hour session.  All participants will receive written and oral critiques of their submitted pieces. Multiple-day Critique Workshops are open to any genre. Single-day Critique Workshops are genre-specific.


Past Workshops in 2017:

Self-Publishing 101 (Session 1) with Jessie Clever
Self-Publishing 101 (Session 2) with Jessie Clever
Putting Together Your Poetry Manuscript with Alice B. Fogel

Political Writing with Tracy Hahn-Burkett

Manuscript Critique with Gary Devore

Podcast Webinar with Kevin Flynn

Literature Out Loud with Masheri Chappelle


Past Workshops in 2016:

Social Media for Authors with John Herman
Creating Your New World: The Key to Selling Science Fiction and Fantasy with James Patrick Kelly
Critique Workshop: Memoir with Chance Lee
The Business of Writing: The Fine Art of Crafting Persuasive Copy with Anna Goldsmith
Writing Historical Nonfiction with Dr. David "Lou" Ferland
Working with an Editor with Robin Baskerville (with 1 encore)


NHWP Workshop Refund Policy: 

Refunds (less a 10 percent processing fee) will be provided for cancellations received in writing to three days before the event. Following this date, no refunds will be given, but a credit will be issued to use toward another event within one year of the date of cancellation, or you may transfer your registration to another person at no cost.

To request a cancellation or to make a change, please send an email to New Hampshire Writers' project at


NHWP Code of Conduct:

Attendees must respect common-sense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property and personal space.  Harassment of any kind, from intimidation to illegal behavior will not be tolerated.

Violation of this policy can result in action ranging from warnings to having your membership revoked without refund to permanent banning. Action by the organization does not preclude the injured individual from pursuing whatever civil or criminal remedies as they see fit.

If you feel you are being harassed, please let organizers know. You will be treated with respect, and your concerns will be taken seriously. All names involved will be kept confidential to the extent possible.