Writers' Day 2014 -- Register now!
Writers' Day is the region's largest writing conference, attracting bestselling authors, award winners, laureates, and more. In 2014, we welcome B.A. Shapiro, best-selling author of The Art Forger
, as our keynote speaker. We have also expanded our offerings to four sessions of all-new workshops and seminars led by an incredible line-up of professional writers, editors, agents, and publishers. None of these workshops have ever been offered at Writers' Day before. The conference now includes the option of face-to-face manuscript critiques and agent/publisher one-on-one pitch sessions. The day will be followed by the New Hampshire Literary Awards ceremony. Both events are hosted by Southern NH University. REGISTER NOW.
Writers' Day is brought to you in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts. Thank you also to Gibson's Bookstore. The NH Literary Awards are sponsored by the Lincoln Financial Foundation and the NH Institute of Art. Thank you to the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, who provides a major grant for NHWP's programming throughout the year.
Writers' Night Out - Next gathering April 7, 2014
Writers' Night Out is your chance to meet and mingle with writers in your area. We meet on the FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH in locations across the state. Join us for this warm gathering where you can informally discuss what you are working on, what you are reading, where you are submitting your work, and more. Several locations feature special events noted below. The special guest is YOU. All Writers' Night Out events take place at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. If you would like to host a Writers' Night Out in your region, please contact us.
(Photo: Writers' Night Hosts meeting at the NHWP office)
Find us at one of the following locations:
Plymouth: Common Man Inn & Spa, 321 Main St. in Plymouth, Exit 26 off I-93. Organizers: Gretchen Draper and Rosemary D’Arcy
North Conway: Up Bar at Horsefeathers in downtown North Conway (right across from the train station and Schouler Park). Organizer: Olga Morrill
Derry: The Halligan Tavern, 32 West Broadway (Main Street), Derry. Organizer: Katharine Webster
Portsmouth: The Common Man, 96 State Street, Portsmouth. Organizers: John Herman and Jim Kelly
Concord: The Barley House, 132 North Main Street, Concord. Organizer: Lorraine Courtney
Lebanon: Salt Hill Pub, 2 South Park Street, Lebanon. Organizers: Jane Whittington and Lisa Lopez Snyder. Socializing begins at 6:30 pm; readings start at 6:45. Contact Jane to sign up to read. All genres welcome!
Berlin: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at 921 Main Street, Berlin (the former Congregational Church and presently the WREN Building). Check out the organizers' website for more info.
Peterborough: Brady's American Grill, 225 Concord Street, Route 202 North, Peterborough. Organizers: Monadnock Writers' Group.
Nashua: Martha's Exchange, 185 Main Street, Nashua. Organizer: Mary Johnson
Manchester: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Cafe Le Reine, 915 Elm Street, Manchester. Organizer: Rob Greene
New Hampshire Literary Awards - Finalists Announced, Ceremony Rescheduled
The New Hampshire Writers' Project has decided to reschedule the New Hampshire Literary Awards for various reasons including an effort to avoid conflict with the Governor's Arts Awards which were scheduled the same week at the same venue. The awards will now take place in association with Writers' Day on March 22, 2014. We believe this will offer the ceremony a bigger audience, more attention from the press and our partners, and an opportunity for greater book sales for all the nominees and winners. At this time, we would like to announce the finalists in their respective categories:
The Good Braider by Terry Farish
Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham
If I Told You So by Timothy Woodward
Dream Detectives: Something Funny About the Cake by Jonathan Kipper
The Weirs by Andy Opel
The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever! by Rebecca Rule.
The Glass Tree by Laura Foley
The Truth About Death by Grace Mattern
Evidence that We Are Descended from Chairs by Andrew Merton
Notes on a Killing by Kevin Flynn and Rebecca Lavoie
An Unquenchable Thirst by Mary Johnson
World Enough and Time by Christian McEwan
The Turner Erotica by Robert J. Begiebing
Never Back Down by Ernest Hebert
Understories by Tim Horvath
DONALD M. MURRAY OUTSTANDING JOURNALISM AWARD