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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:

 

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.

 


 

Video Marketing & Broadcasting with Christine Halvorson and Nanette Perrotte

March 11th, 2017

In "Video Marketing and Broadcasting" you'll learn why to market yourself and your books using video. We'll cover the basics of video marketing as part of an overall marketing strategy, plus best practices for feeling confident on camera. You’ll learn what equipment is needed (which is your SmartPhone and a few other inexpensive gadgets); how to edit videos easily; best conditions in which to shoot; and how to let your personality shine through while giving viewers reason to read or publish your books, or to follow you further. You’ll learn how the “live” features of Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat allow you to broadcast from your location—from a book-signing, perhaps, or to hold a Q&A with your readers. We'll explore all the possibilities. 

Christine Halvorson of Halvorson New Media (HalvorsonNewMedia.com) is a social media consultant and has worked with clients large and small since 2006. She got her start in social media as the Chief Blogger for Stonyfield Farm in 2004, where she pioneered corporate blogging by writing and managing five company blogs. That was before Facebook and everything else happened. Her agency, based in Hancock, New Hampshire, now serves clients such as the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center; Monadnock Community Hospital, Customer Perspectives, Depot Square Merchants, Project Shakespeare, Tieger Realty and, as a sub-contractor, the clients of Louis Karno & Company Communications, LLC in Concord. Christine has served as adjunct professor at Southern New Hampshire University and the University of New Hampshire-Manchester, teaching social media to Communications undergrads.

Nanette Perrotte (www.nanetteperrotte.com) is a jazz singer, yoga facilitator, jazz oresenter and a Lifestyle Coach for healthy habits and creativity. Perrotte attended Boston’s Berklee College of Music and received a B.A. in Jazz Composition and Arranging, leading to her career as a professional vocalist. Her M.A. from Lesley University in Cambridge Massachusetts focused her work on the arts as a tool to learn about and experience cultural diversity. Perrotte has a 500-hour advanced Yoga certification, TRX training certification, CPR certification and has completed the Springboard Training of the Creative Education Foundation.

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 March 11 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

COST: This workshop is $50 for NHWP members or $75 for non-members and is limited to 12 students. Register now to ensure your spot in the class. 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.


 

Putting Together Your Poetry Manuscript with Alice B Fogel

March 25th, 2017

You've written a whole lot of poems and are ready to see if or how they will work together as a chapbook or a full-length book. This workshop will help you think about how to organize a collection in such a way that it becomes its own work of art. We'll look at thematic, structural, emotional, stylistic, and other aspects involved in creating a balanced experience of unity and variety for a reader. When you come, bring a couple of other authors' poetry books, to talk about what works or doesn't work in their presentation, and bring your own collection of poems (20-60, on paper) and any notes, thoughts, or questions you have on putting it together as a book.

Alice B Fogel is the Poet Laureate of New Hampshire (2014-2019). In addition to Strange Terrain, a guide to appreciating poetry without necessarily "getting" it, she is the author of four poetry collections, including Interval: Poems Based on Bach's Goldberg Variations (2015), which won the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature and the New Hampshire Literary Award in Poetry, and Be That Empty, a national bestseller. A nine-time Pushcart nominee and recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship and other awards, her poems appear in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry and Poet’s Choice, and her new collection, A Doubtful House, is forthcoming in April 2017. She works with learning disabled students at Landmark College in Putney, VT, and hikes mountains whenever possible.

WHERE: The workshop will be held at the Toadstool Bookshop in Keene (12 Emerald St, Keene, NH 03431)

WHEN: Saturday March 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

COST: This workshop is $50 for NHWP members or $75 for non-members and is limited to 12 students. Register now to ensure your spot in the class. 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.


 

SESSION 2: Working with An Editor with Robin Baskerville

April 22nd, 2017

Every writer needs an editor. In this age of online publishing, spell check, and ever-shortening deadlines, the human touch can get lost along the way and with it the reader. Why lose out to another writer because unprofessional errors and clouded meaning speak louder than your creativity? In “Working with an Editor” Robin Baskerville explores how to choose the right editor for you, how much it costs, what to expect, what to watch out for, and how to get the most out of your editor. The three-hour workshop also explores the basics of proofreader’s marks, self-editing tricks, and why Chicago style isn’t just a pizza. A complimentary edit of up to 1,000 words of attendee’s work is included in the workshop. 

Attendees are asked to submit their 1,000 words of work to Baskerville prior to the workshop. Submitted pieces may be shared in class. Attendees are also asked to bring an additional 1,000-word sample of their unedited work to class to be shared with the group.

Robin Baskerville is a freelance editor and writer. She is the former editor of Business NH Magazine and the winner of several state and regional awards for her editing and writing work at the Exeter News-Letter and the Hampton Union. Baskerville makes her home in Seacoast New Hampshire where she loves spring, summer, and fall and enjoys looking at winter. For more information visit www.RobinBaskerville.com.

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 April 22 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

COST: This workshop is $50 for NHWP members or $75 for non-members and is limited to 12 students. Register now to ensure your spot in the class. 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.

 


Past Workshops in 2017:

Self-Publishing 101 (Session 1) with Jessie Clever
Self-Publishing 101 (Session 2) with Jessie Clever

 

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

 


NHWP Workshop Refund Policy: 

Refunds (less a 10 percent processing fee) will be provided for cancellations received in writing to info@nhwritersproject.org 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 info@nhwritersproject.org.

 

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.