It’s not too late to start your low-residency MFA this summer!
The New Hampshire Institute of Art is still accepting applications for the June 21st residency. Come write with and learn from Paul Harding (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Tinkers, 2010) and Kate Christensen (PEN/Faulkner Award, The Great Man, 2008) as you start a low-residency MFA program that celebrates all genres of writing and literary traditions while focusing on your individual interests. Work alongside visual artists and experience the arts community of picturesque Peterborough, NH.
Billy Collins has been selected as the fourth winner of the Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry. He will receive the annual award, which carries a $3,000 prize, and read his poems in Concord on Oct. 3.
Collins, a 72-year-old former U.S. poet laureate, has published 13 books of poems, including Horoscopes for the Dead (2011). He is known for the accessibility and humor of his poetry. A native of New York City, he is a distinguished professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York and teaches in the master of fine arts program at Stony Brook Southampton.
The Love Free Or Die anthology is now open for submissions! Rick Brousssard's New Hampshire Pulp Fiction series continues with volume IV, devoted to romance. Guest Editor Elaine Isaak seeks a variety of love stories that will showcase the richness of relationships and explore the boundaries of New Hampshire. Stories may be up to 8000 words long, double-spaced, 12-point type, with the author's contact information on the first page. Stories may be any sub-genre of romance--historical, paranormal, suspense, inspirational—as long as they feature a New Hampshire setting.
The 2013 New England Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual program honoring the best books of the holiday season. The day festival and awards will be held in January, 2014 at the historic Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston.
The competition will accept entries in non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children's books, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, photography/art, poetry, spiritual works, compilations/anthologies, gay, unpublished stories and wild card (for books that don't neatly fit elsewhere). All entries must be in English.
Tuition: $690, plus $120 for meals. Discounts are available.
Description: The Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching brings together hard-working classroom teachers and highly skilled poet/teachers to share time-tested approaches to making poetry an essential element of the classroom. Both graduate and continuing education credit are available in partnership with Plymouth State University.
Saturday is the big day: NHWP 25th anniversary celebration on Writers’ Day 2013 with kenote speaker Andre Dubus III.
In order to ensure you have a wonderful day, please take a moment to read over these instructions and to consult the Southern New Hampshire University campus MAP.
Please park in the Visitor’s Parking Lot 12-C’V across from SNHU’s main entrance. You will then head North to the Dining Center (Building 21), where Registration is located on the second floor in the Banquet Hall.
Registration opens at 8AM. The Welcome starts promptly at 8:50AM. Keynote address starts at 9:05AM.
Please note the Monadnock region Writers' Night Out, co-sponsored by the Monadnock Writers' Group, has moved to Brady's American Grill, 225 Concord Street, Route 202 North, Peterborough. See you there, 7-9PM.