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NHIA launches teen writing program, July 10-14

on Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:26

The New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester is gearing up for its "Summer Sessions" – a series of workshops designed for teens (13 – 18) to explore and challenge their creative potential. With a range of topics and themes, these week-long workshops allow young creatives to evolve their skills, try innovative techniques, and create a community of like-minded teens.

There’s no wrong way to do NaNoWriMo

on Tue, 11/01/2016 - 09:18

By Yvette Couser

November is National Novel Writing Month, an international phenomenon during which authors (or budding authors) challenge themselves to write a 50,000-word first draft of a novel.  Participants can create an account on www.nanowrimo.org  and register their novel, friend other writing “buddies” and receive regular writing pep talks from best-selling authors such as Gene Luen Yang, Charlaine Harris, Diana Gabaldon, John Green and many others.

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,

Author Marianne Williamson coming to Capitol Center Feb. 4

on Sun, 01/24/2016 - 22:32

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.

Even busy college students can find time to write

on Fri, 01/22/2016 - 01:16

By Jordan Gambale

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

Announcing The New Hampshire Writers’ Project Student Essay Contest

on Mon, 01/18/2016 - 23:46

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.

Genre Spotlight: Bring the Fame Back to Fairytales

on Mon, 12/14/2015 - 16:50

By Cyan Barker

            As you begin to approach that forever present holiday season, it’s time again for the Genre Spotlight to fall upon a seemingly underappreciated genre.  This month brings us closer to the roots of childhood with everyone’s nostalgic favorite: fairytales.

            Once upon a time.  Fairytales extend way into the past, expressing many morals and hidden truths about the world of our ancestors.  Most tales come from oral folklore passed on throughout generations.

Genre Spotlight: Shout Out to Songwriters

on Thu, 11/19/2015 - 21:29

By Cyan Barker

            Continuing off of last month’s Giving Creative Nonfiction Credit, we believe that more categories of writing should get their time as well so was born the Genre Spotlight.  This month we put aside a special place for the songwriters out there.

            Songwriting, as the name suggests, is the action of writing songs.  This not only has to apply to the lyrical aspect, but also the melodies and chord progressions.  Just like other forms of writing, songwriting focuses on the emotional telling of a story or communicating information artistically to the masses.

NHWP Offers July Teen Writing Camp

on Tue, 05/19/2015 - 21:06

By Renee Roy

Calling all teen writers:

 

The New Hampshire Writers’ Project and the Nashua Community College Honors Program will host a week-long July conference for teen writers interested in developing their writing chops.

The New Hampshire Teen Summer Writers’ Workshop will focus on fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20-24, at Nashua Community College.

The NHWP Needs to Hear from You

on Tue, 05/12/2015 - 21:18

By Renee Roy

 

The Writers’ Project needs your feedback.

The NHWP serves readers and writers all over the state, so of whom we only see as emails or at the once-a-year Writers’ Day. To keep the flow of information open, the Writers’ Project conducts a yearly members survey, and it’s open now.

R.W.W Greene, chair of the New Hampshire Writers’ Project, said the survey is vital to the organization’s success.

“The survey is going to help us figure out who our members are and what they are looking for in a writers' organization,” Greene said. “I have my ideas. I know what I want.

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