Ah, love: a commonality among all cultures alike, often a cause of tension among various parties, and a favorite theme of many writers. Valentine’s Day as seen as a day of love and 75% off next day chocolate and fuzzy bears. Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day with your significant other or you will just be by yourself, these Valentine’s Day gifts will be sure to warm the hearts of all:
Jane Austen novels: You really can’t go wrong with these classics! And the selection from Anthropologie even has a choice of four pretty patterns that are irresistible!
You’ve probably read my author interviews, book critiques, and other miscellaneous blog posts here on the New Hampshire Writers' Project website. And if you have enjoyed reading them, why not read my own personal blog?
In case you do not already know, besides being a Literary Editor for the New Hampshire Writers’ Project, I am a full-time student at Southern New Hampshire University majoring in Fashion Merchandising and
Management with a minor in Professional Writing and Editing.
This spring semester, however, I am studying abroad in Florence, Italy.
Internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer, Marianne Williamson is coming to the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, NH on Thursday, February 4 from 7-10 pm. This featured event is being presented by yoga teacher, writer and spiritual mentor, Karen Kenney.
Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose & Bill Maher. Six of her eleven published books have been New York Times Best Sellers.
New Hampshire high-school seniors are eligible to apply for the Charley Allen Faulk Memorial Scholarship, a one-time, $1,000 scholarship toward “book money” for the following academic year. The winner will also receive a four-year membership to the New Hampshire Writers' Project.
Applicants must be:
¨ High-school seniors attending a school in the state of New Hampshire;
¨ Entering an accredited two-year or four-year college full-time;
¨ With a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
Applicants will provide a response of 500 words or less to the following prompt: Write about
Are you a college student with a busy schedule who has trouble finding the time to write? As somebody who had been writing in any spare moment I had, I was surprised and somewhat disappointed to discover that college didn’t get me much time. With twenty-four hours in a day, it feels almost impossible to write anything that isn’t an essay for class. Here are some ways to find time to write with a busy schedule:
1. Write anything you can, when you can, even if it’s just what you had for lunch today. I find myself jotting down little things that happen throughout the day
Purpose: To enable New Hampshire high school and college students to share their stories and ideas about critical contemporary issues in order promote civil discourse through the transformative power of the written word.
Procedure: Students are invited to submit an essay of up to 500 words to their school liaison, a designated teacher or administrator at their school, in response to a specific question.
There is a lot of hype surrounding New Hampshire debut novelist, Pratima Cranse and her new book, All the Major Constellations. Publishers Weekly wrote “Cranse’s compassionate debut astutely conveys the joys, heartaches, and angst of coming-of-age”. Like many other young adult fiction books, the story explores the themes of self-discovery and friendship. So what exactly makes this book any different than other books in its genre?
Perhaps it is the point of view that seventeen- year-old Andrew has to offer.
Debut New Hampshire author Pratima Cranse took a few minutes recently to talk about her first novel, All the Major Constellations, and offered some insight as to how her past has acted as her muse.
Cranse, a New England native, was born and raised in Vermont. She now lives in southern New Hampshire, after earning her MFA in fiction writing from Southern New Hampshire University. She said she draws much of her inspiration from her parents. “My father is also a writer and, just as important, he’s a really great reader,” Cranse said.
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity of interviewing bestselling author, Elizabeth Atkinson. (Check it out here.) After our interview, she even sent me a copy of her newest middle-grade novel, The Sugar Mountain Snow Ball. I am delighted to share my thoughts about this great winter read with you!
The Sugar Mountain Snow Ball tells the humorous, relevant, and heartwarming story of two best friends, Ruby La Rue and Eleanor Bandaranaike as they try to reach their dreams in the small ski town of Paris, New