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20 Questions with Vanessa Myhaver, Scholarship Winner

on Thu, 06/23/2016 - 21:03



Vanessa Myhaver, a recent graduate of Central High School in Manchester, is the first winner of the NHWP's Charley Allen Faulk Memorial Scholarship. To apply for the scholarship, Vanessa had to write an essay about a book that changed her life. She chose "The Little Engine That Could." This interview was conducted by NHWP board member Stephanie Davidson, daughter of Charley Faulk and founder of the scholarship.


What was your favorite class in high school?

AP Physics.


What was your favorite memory from high school?

Visiting the observatory, which is off-limits to students,

Board Makes Timing Changes to NH Lit Awards

on Fri, 07/10/2015 - 15:55

Traditionally the New Hampshire Literary Awards have been given out in the fall of odd-numbered years. The most recent award recipients, however,  were honored in the Spring of 2014 as part of  Writers’ Day. The New Hampshire Writers’ Project board has decided to move the awards back to their traditional fall schedule beginning in 2016. The first class of New Hampshire Literary Hall of Fame inductees were honored in 2015 and going forward we plan to alternate the two events each year.

Because we want to be sure that we are considering all the outstanding works published by New Hampshire

Summer Social Set for Saturday, July 11

on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 22:29

       If you’re an aspiring author, poet, playwright, or devout reader, you’re invited to the New Hampshire Writers’ Project’s annual Summer Social. This potluck event will be July 11th, from 12-to-4, at the Ford House on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University. This is a free event, rain or shine. You don’t have to be a member of NHWP to attend.

     Meet other writers of novels, nonfiction, poetry, and a host of other genres. Mix, mingle, and share tricks of the trade. Make new friends who know what it’s like to sit at the keyboard or with that notepad.

Greensboro Writing Retreat: First Person Plural: Crafting Stories From Our Lives

on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 16:28
It's that time of year again: the trees are turning: the air is getting cooler (in theory anyway) and Connie Hale and I are busy planning our second annual Greensboro Writing Retreat: First Person Plural: Crafting Stories From Our Lives.  
A link to the workshop can be found on Connie's website:
We are contacting you either because you came last year and we'd love to have you back, or you've expressed some interest in attending.

Upcoming Events at Gibson's Bookstore

on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 15:23


Thursday, July 25th, 2013, 7 p.m.
A fabulous presentation for the poetry community, and for those seeking to improve their performances for open mics. With author B. Eugene McCarthy. Sound Ideas consists of ten chapters: Line, Sound, Rhythm, Meter, Rhyme, Imagery, Metaphor and Simile; Form; Allegory, Symbol, Allusion; Memory.

Terry BrooksWitch Wraith: The Dark Legend of Shannara
Saturday, July 27th, 2013, 2 p.m. at Red River Theatres. Tickets $5 (available from Gibson's) or one free with each purchase of Witch Wraith from Gibson's Bookstore.

Bookstock in Vermont: July 26-28, 2013

on Tue, 07/09/2013 - 20:35
Bookstock runs from Friday July 26 through Sunday July 28. With authors like Donald Hall, Galway Kinnell, William Arkin, and more, you won't want to miss it. Visit their website for more details. 

Workshop Opportunity: Squam Lakes Region

on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 17:54
How to Create Stories That Make a Difference
September 20 and 21
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Judy Fort Brenneman, CIT, owner of Greenfire Creative, LLC and author of The Art and Craft of Interpretive Writing (forthcoming), is an award-winning writer and playwright, writing coach, and speaker. She will help you tell your stories as you learn the art and craft of interpretive writing through facilitated discussion, in-class exercises, and shared results. Gain tools for organizing, editing, and dodging writer’s block.
Cost: $395 per person, includes workshop materials, a copy of The Art

Evening with Sam Halpern at Gibson's

on Wed, 07/03/2013 - 18:56
Monday, July 15th, 2013, 7 p.m., free and open to the public at Gibson's Bookstore.

Join Gibson's Bookstore for an evening event with Sam Halpern, with his novel, A Far Piece to Canaan, inspired by his own childhood in rural Kentucky.

“Debut author Halpern, a retired professor of nuclear medicine, is best known as the humorous crank who inspired son Justin’s infamous twitter feed Sh*t My Dad Says, a book of the same name and a short-lived CBS sitcom. Halpern’s first novel is an affectionate, sometimes frightening and eerily effective drama about coming of age in Bluegrass Country.

NHWP Wins "Best of NH 2013"

on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 21:09

The New Hampshire Writers’ Project, now celebrating its 25th anniversary year, has been selected by the editors of New Hampshire Magazine as “Best of NH 2013” for “Creative Catalyst.”

“The Writers’ Project works hard to keep things fresh,” said NHWP’s acting executive director, Carla Gericke. “Over the past few years, we have introduced several fun, new programs to engage writers and readers across the state. It’s validating to see the greater community take note.”

In addition to NHWP’s annual Writers’ Day conference, which is hosted at Southern New Hampshire University and draws up to

Beatriz Williams will read from her "Big Beach Read" at Toadstool

on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 17:50

Romance Author Coming To The Toadstool Bookshop In Peterborough

          “This year’s big beach read” says Kirkus Reviews of A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams. “Elegant, old fashioned delayed-gratification seaside romance with a flavor of Daphne du Maurier” the reviewer concludes. From Library Journal - “Smart, delicious writing…”.  Saturday June 15th at 11 am this acclaimed author will be at The Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough signing and discussing her most recent novel A Hundred Summers.

      The book opens in the summer of 1938 at an idyllic oceanfront community in Rhode