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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:


Political Writing with Tracy Hahn-Burkett

May 13, 2017

This event is free for NHWP members but spaces are limited!  (Non-members pay $25)

How can you best employ the written word to influence decision-makers in today’s unprecedented political climate? In this workshop, we’ll explore the components of different forms of political writing for both writers and everyday citizens looking to change their corners of the world. Should letters to a member of Congress include multiple issues? How do you use a personal story in a political op-ed? What are talking points and what do you do with them? This three-hour workshop will walk you through some frameworks and provide tools for various types of political writing, as well as offer ideas for ways to amplify your voice once you’ve finished polishing your pieces. The class will include at least one writing exercise.

Tracy Hahn-Burkett is a writer and former D.C. public policy advocate. She served as a member of U.S. Senator Herb Kohl’s JudiciaryCommittee staff, and was Deputy and Acting Director of Public Policy for the civil rights and civil liberties nonprofit, People for the American Way. She also worked in post-Communist Czechoslovakia, teaching English and coordinating Western assistance programs for the Federal Assembly and the Czech National Council. Since moving to New Hampshire in 2003, she founded and writes the adoption and parenting blog, Uncharted Parent, contributes to the fiction-writing blog, Writer Unboxed, and has published dozens of essays, stories, articles and reviews. Tracy is a recipient of a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, and is currently revising her first novel. She is a board member of the New Hampshire Writers’Project. For more information, go to

WHERE: The workshop will be held at The Ford House on the campus of SNHU (2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH 03106  Directions and parking info here)

WHEN: Saturday May 13 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

COST: As a public service to our community, this workshop will be offered free of charge for members, $25 for non-members for this initial presentation only.  Spaces are limited!  You must register by the register now link below or via this direct link.  Registrants who are not NHWP members will be asked to bring a $25 check made out to the New Hampshire Writers Project to cover the cost of this workshop.  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


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.