NH Literary Award Nominations Now Open
NHWP is pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the biennial NH Literary Awards, with the awards ceremony to be held on Friday, November 8, 2013. Deadline for submissions has been extended to June 30, 2013. For more information, guidelines, and to complete the nomination form, please CLICK HERE. For a complete list of past New Hampshire Literary Award winners, CLICK HERE.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our smashing Summer Social on Wednesday, June 12th. It was wonderful to see so many new and familiar faces. Thanks to all who brought dishes and drinks to share.
Billy Collins Wins Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry
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 on October 3rd at the Concord City Auditorium. 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. Buy your tickets for only $10 today!
Book Club for Writers
Book Club for Writers in Haverhill, NH, with group leader and former NHWP Trustee, John Landrigan continues in full swing through next year. For dates, reading selections, and more details, CLICK HERE.
Monadnock meeting has moved from Harlows to Brady's American Grill, 225 Concord Street, Route 202 North, Peterborough.
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. There are no featured readers or speakers. 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.
Find us at one of the following locations:
Mt. Washington Valley: Up Bar at Horsefeathers in downtown North Conway (right across from the train station and Schouler Park). First meeting will start March 4th.
Derry: The Halligan Tavern, 32 West Broadway (Main Street), Derry. Organizer: Katharine Webster (email@example.com).
Seacoast: Common Man, 96 State Street, Portsmouth. Organizers: John Herman and Jim Kelly.
Central: The Barley House, 132 North Main Street, Concord. This Writers' Night Out is currently seeking a new organizer. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being the point person.
Upper Valley: Salt Hill Pub, 2 South Park Street, Lebanon. Organizers: Jane Whittington, Robin Caldwell Curtiss, and Lisa Lopez Snyder.
North Country: Brown Company House kitchen (during the winter months), Berlin (NOTE: 5 p.m.-7 p.m.).
Monadnock Region: Brady's American Grill, 225 Concord Street, Route 202 North, Peterborough. Organizers: Monadnock Writers' Group.
Nashua: Martha's Exchange, 185 Main Street, Nashua (NOTE: new location). Organizer: Mary Johnson.
Manchester: Cafe Le Reine, 915 Elm Street, Manchester. Organizer: Rob Greene. (Please note: Meeting is 6-8 p.m.)