Jan
19
5:00 PM17:00

The Art of Handwriting: Exhibit Opening

  • Monadnock Center for History & Culture (map)
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In a society filled with instant communication hastily sent from a touch device or keyboard, the handwritten word is becoming a thing of the past. The Monadnock Center’s new special exhibit, The Art of Handwriting, examines the history of penmanship and the art of the written word.

The exhibit opens on January 19 at 5 p.m. with an opening reception and free museum admission. The Art of Handwriting is on view Wednesday to Sat, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, January 19 through May 25, 2018.

Contact: The Monadnock Center for History and Culture

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Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Rosa DeLauro in Conversation with Ann Kuster

Rosa DeLauro: The Least Among us: Waging the Battle for the Vulnerable

Join Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro in conversation with Congresswoman Ann Kuster, discussing DeLauro's book, The Least Among Us: Waging the Battle for the Vulnerable, the outspoken Connecticut congresswoman's impassioned defense of America's safety net in the time of hyperpartisan politics.

Contact: Gibson's Bookstore

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Jan
22
6:30 PM18:30

Poetry Master Class with Gary Margolis

Join poet Gary Margolis for a Poetry Master Class. This workshop will reflect on the poetic line, by example, others and yours, including those we'll write in this workshop. Workshop participants should bring three original poems to this class. We'll also write new ones during the workshop. 

Registration: For more information and to RSVP, visit the BWW Meetup page.

Contact: Burlington Writers Workshop

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Jan
27
8:30 AM08:30

League of Vermont Writers Winter Program and Annual Meeting

  • Trader Duke's Hotel (formerly DoubleTree Hotel) (map)
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The theme for this year's meeting is "New Directions, New Journeys: Writing Resources for Vermont Writers."

Schedule:

8:30 - 9:00 am - Registration & Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 10:15 am - Legal Constructs of a Great Mystery with Sisters in Crime, New England

10:30 - 11:45 am - Everything you want to know about comic writing but were afraid to ask

11:45 am - 12:30 pm - Annual Business Meeting

12:30 - 1:30 pm - Lunch

Cost: $45 for members; $55 for non members

Registration: Registration is now open! Please register by January 24, 2018.

Contact: League of Vermont Writers

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Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

"Making Magic for Kids: Writing and Publishing Middle Grade and YA Speculative Fiction" Workshop

Do your stories resonate with teens or tweens (or the young at heart)? Join instructors Adi Rule and Erin E. Moulton as we dive into the world of writing spec fiction for young people. We’ll dig deeper into our own stories with discussion and exercises, and touch on aspects of the writing life as well, including agents and publishing. We’ll tackle both the concrete (How long should my middle grade novel be?) and the squishy (What is young adult fiction, anyway?). Bring your questions, your thoughts, and your imagination.

The workshop will be held at The Ford House on the campus of SNHU.

Registration: Registration is limited to 12 students. Register online to ensure your spot in the class.

Cost: $50 for NHWP members; $75 for non-members.

Contact: New Hampshire Writers' Project

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Jan
27
3:00 PM15:00

"Virtual North American Tour" for Howard Frank Mosher's Points North

Star Cats Books is hosting the "Virtual North American Tour" for Howard Frank Mosher's last book, Points North.

At the request of Frank's widow, we are having a local author read for him. Dean Whitlock of Thetford, Vermont, will be reading. We will have light refreshments and copies of the book, newly released in hardcover, available to purchase at the event.

Contact: Star Cat Books

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Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

Robin MacArthur and Lauren Markham

Robin MacArthur: Heart Spring Mountain

Lauren Markham: The Faraway Brothers

Contact: Next Stage Arts

The Next Stage Speaks format includes poet Chard DeNiord conducting an interview with the featured guest/s about their career and recent works. The interview is followed by a reading, then followed by a Q&A.

Suggested donation: $10

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Jan
30
5:30 PM17:30

Points North: A Celebration of Howard Frank Mosher

Phoenix Books Burlington will celebrate beloved author Howard Frank Mosher, and his final book, Points North, at a reception and reading. Local authors Chris Bohjalian, Stephen P. Kiernan and Stephen Russell Payne will read from Points North and share reminiscences of Mosher and his work. Phoenix Books co-owner Renee Reiner will host and MC the event. Light fare will be provided.

Contact: Phoenix Books - Burlington

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Jan
31
5:30 PM17:30

Poetry Riot with Young Writers Project

"Poetry Riot (formally known as Poetry Slam) is ArtsRiot's longest running residency. True to the motto Destroy Apathy, it is a local open mic and platform of expression for experienced and budding poets alike. We pride ourselves on holding a warmly inviting inclusive space that is safe to be vulnerable and authentic in and to share your unique expression. All are welcome! This event is sponsored by the Young Writers Project."

Contact: ArtsRiot

Doors open at 5:30. Poetry from 6-8. All ages. Free with a $3 suggested donation.

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Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

Jojo Moyes

JoJo Moyes: Still Me

Cost: $13.75 ($11.75 members). For each 1-2 tickets sold, the purchase of a book voucher ($27 hardcover) is required. Vouchers can be redeemed on the event night for signed copies of Still Me. Those who purchase in advance or on the night (as available) can join a public book signing to meet Ms. Moyes to get their book(s) personalized.

Contact: The Music Hall

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Feb
2
5:00 PM17:00

Artwalk: Breaking Bread with Martin Philip

Head bread baker at King Arthur Flour in Norwich and author of Breaking Bread: A Baker's Journey Home In 75 Recipes, Martin Philip, joins us for the Montpelier Artwalk with a book signing, reading & talk, Q&A, and fresh baked bread! Book signing at 5:00 pm; reading & talk at 6:00 pm; bread samples from 6:30 to 7:00 pm.

Contact: Bear Pond Books

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Feb
8
5:00 PM17:00

Howard Frank Mosher Tribute/Book Launch

  • Vermont College of Fine Arts, Alumni Hall (map)
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Join writers Richard Russo, Don Bredes, Chris Bohjalian, Garret Keizer, Robin MacArthur, Thomas Christopher Greene, and Jake Mosher to celebrate Howard Frank Mosher's last novel, Points North.

This event is free and open to the public and will be held at VCFA in the Alumni Hall (Gymnasium).

Contact: Bear Pond Books

 

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Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Plays and Pints

"River Arts offers an evening of one act comedies about love. Treat yourself to local beer, pizza and comedy as Plays & Pints, a staged reading of one acts, returns featuring Read Between the Lines, a collaboration of area actors from local theaters."

$5 Suggested donation. Beer and pizza by purchase.

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Feb
9
7:30 PM19:30

"Esai's Table" by Nathan Yungerberg (JAGFest 2.0)

JAGFest is a performing arts festival put on by Jarvis Green's production company, JAG Productions. The festival features new works that celebrate the talents of African-American playwrights and performing artists. Each performance features a post-show conversation with the playwrights, actors, directors and Dartmouth scholars.

Esai's Table, by Nathan Yungerberg, follows the journey of three young black men on a mythical night sea journey atop a magical old table. Through artistic expression and personal revelations, we learn why they've been chosen to navigate this journey. Destiny meets eternity in this story of friendship, family, and love.

Cost: $15 single ticket; $50 for weekend pass (access to all presentations)

Contact: JAG Productions

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Feb
10
4:00 PM16:00

"The Hole" by Zhailon Levingston (JAGFest 2.0)

JAGFest is a performing arts festival put on by Jarvis Green's production company, JAG Productions. The festival features new works that celebrate the talents of African-American playwrights and performing artists. Each performance features a post-show conversation with the playwrights, actors, directors and Dartmouth scholars.

The Hole, by Zhailon Levingston, is a riff on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The Hole explores the relationship and personal struggles of two inmates in solitary confinement.

Cost: $15 single ticket; $50 for weekend pass (access to all presentations)

Contact: JAG Productions

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Feb
10
7:30 PM19:30

Untitled by Korde Arrington Tuttle (JAGFest 2.0)

JAGFest is a performing arts festival put on by Jarvis Green's production company, JAG Productions. The festival features new works that celebrate the talents of African-American playwrights and performing artists. Each performance features a post-show conversation with the playwrights, actors, directors and Dartmouth scholars.

Korde Arrington Tuttle's currently untitled play is an ensemble-driven investigation of the relationship between space exploration and the Middle Passage, of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Inspired by the Joint Stock Method, where work is generated by a non-hierarchically organized company, Korde and director, Stevie Walker-Webb, have organized a series of workshops. In the time between the winter workshops and the company's residency, in Vermont, the playwright has taken time to construct a story, and generate a brand new play. Korde is thrilled that JAGFest will be the very first public presentation of this new, company-based experiment.

Cost: $15 single ticket; $50 for weekend pass (access to all presentations)

Contact: JAG Productions

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Feb
11
4:00 PM16:00

It's Criminal: Film Screening

  • Keene State College, Alumini Center (map)
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It's Criminal is a documentary film featuring Dartmouth College students and incarcerated women, working together to explore their pain and privilege and find ways to re-imagine the future. This is a co-sponsored event brought to you by the Criminal Justice Studies department and Monadnock Restorative Community

Contact: Keene State College

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Feb
11
4:00 PM16:00

"Re:Definition" by NSangou Njikam (JAGFest 2.0)

JAGFest is a performing arts festival put on by Jarvis Green's production company, JAG Productions. The festival features new works that celebrate the talents of African-American playwrights and performing artists. Each performance features a post-show conversation with the playwrights, actors, directors and Dartmouth scholars.

After feeling like an outsider during the West Indian Day Parade, Glenn is determined to find his cultural roots.  When he receives the results of an African Ancestry DNA test, he feels he must now become "a for real African." But how? Soon, we follow him on an Ancestral journey has he attempts to discover what it takes to truly connect to your roots. Using Hip Hop Theatre and West African performance conventions, NSangou Njikam explores what it means to define yourself for yourself...and what self-definition actually costs. Can Glenn be a "for real African" or will he always be "just Black"?

Cost: $15 single ticket; $50 for weekend pass (access to all presentations)

Contact: JAG Productions

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Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

"The Secret Architecture of Short Fiction" Workshop, with Tom Paine

Join author and associate professor in the MFA program at the University of New Hampshire, Tom Paine, for an hour-long “The Secret Architecture of Short Fiction” webinar.

There are no Illuminati hiding the secrets of short fiction, but there are some secrets hiding in plain sight. One secret is this: short fiction, like a sonnet, has a secret structure. Imagine designing a house without knowing you’ll need windows and doors, a floor and a roof. Only when you know what you need can you find what you seek. Not to sound too Illuminati, but the key to fictional architecture can be found in the acronym ABCCCE. After ten years of submissions, using this secret code (ABBCCE) unlocked Tom Paine’s first publication. Aristotle invented this code, as well as the laws of Causality, which will be explicated on site at no additional charge. Please bring to class some salacious gossip worth calling a friend over at 2 am, and we will together perform alchemy, and transform anecdotes into literary short stories in a mere 50 minutes.

This event is an online event. Webinar login information will be sent after you register.

Registration: Register online. Registration ends at midnight, Sunday, January 7, 2018.

Cost: $10 for NHWP members, $25 for nonmembers. The event is nonrefundable.

Contact: New Hampshire Writers' Project

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Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

It Occurs to Me That I Am America: Discussion Panel

  • University of Vermont, Dudley Davis Center, Sugar Maple Room (map)
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In It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art, more than thirty of the most acclaimed modern writers consider the fundamental ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democracy—through fiction. Featuring artwork by some of today’s best known artists, cartoonists, and graphic novelists.

Join the book's editor, Jonathan Santlofer, in conversation with book contributors, writer Julia Alvarez and artists Shahzia Sikander and Jane Kent.

Space is limited. Seating is available on a first-come first-serve basis. Please arrive early.

Contact: University of Vermont

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Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

The Moth: Love Hurts

The Moth: Love Hurts

Contact: ArtsRiot

Doors open at 6:30pm. Stories begin at 7:30pm. All ages, $10.

"Prepare a five-minute tale about a love that made you go OUCH. The agony of deferred love! The misery of good love, gone bad! The anguish of one-way love! Bring stories of your heart, kicked to the curb by the people or places or things you love...or used to love. Love that "Hurts So Good" also welcome.

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Feb
14
6:30 PM18:30

Outlook Springs (Ferguson Reading Series)

Join us for our monthly open mic poetry night, featuring readers from the latest issue of the literary journal Outlook Springs. Outlook Springs is a literary journal from another dimension. It is devoted to fiction, poetry, and non-fiction tinged with the strange.

After the featured readers, we offer an open mic. Please bring one or two poems to share. Or just come to listen!

Contact: Water Street Bookstore

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Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Three Minute Fiction Slam (New Hampshire Writer's Project)

Join us for The New Hampshire Writer's Project's Three Minute Fiction Slam!

Writers take turns presenting original flash fiction pieces of no more than three minutes in length when read aloud. After each writer is done, judges give verbal feedback and secretly record a numeric score. Regional winners are invited to participate in the Three Minute Fiction Slam state finals. The ultimate winner gets free entrance to Writers' Day 2018 on Thursday, March 8.

Registration: To register, email Anne at stoveman@roadrunner.com .

Contact: White Birch Books

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Feb
20
5:00 PM17:00

Rukmini Callimachi

Rukmini Callimachi joined The New York Times in March 2014 as a foreign correspondent, covering Al Qaeda and Islamic extremism. She is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, most recently in 2014 for her series of stories based on a cache of internal Qaeda documents she discovered in Mali. She is also the winner of multiple Overseas Press Club Awards and the Michael Kelly prize.

Contact: Dartmouth College

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Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Alison Bechdel

  • University of Vermont-Davis Center (map)
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Alison Bechdel: Are You My Mother?

Contact: Vermont Humanities Council

The title of this presentation is "Self-Confessed: The Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel." In this illustrated talk, Bechdel will discuss how her cartooning has evolved over four decades.

The talk will be held in the UVM Davis Center in the Silver Maple Ballroom.

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Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

Manchester - Story Slam!

Back by popular demand! Fans of The Moth; True Stories Told Live, you'll love this event!  Join us for an evening of storytelling presented by The Rumpus! and Northshire Bookstore as some of our areas best storytellers come together for a night of entertainment.

Registration: This event is free but space may be limited and reservations are appreciated. Please email tdavies@northshire.com to reserve your space.

Contact: Northshire Bookstore

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Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

The Mudroom - The First Time

Live storytelling at the AVA Gallery and Art Center. This quarter's theme, "The First Time," will be brought to life as six pre-selected individuals will share personal accounts of what this theme means to them. Open to the public (21 and over); refreshments will be available.

If you would like to tell a story at this or any other Mudroom, please send a story summary that contains the beginning, a sentence or two about the plot, and the ending. Please email your submissions to mudroom@avagallery.org.

Cost: Advance tickets are available online at $7.50 for members; $10 for non-members;  tickets at the door are $20.00 and sold as space permits.

Contact: AVA Gallery

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Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

"Storytelling for Social Change" Workshop

Storytelling is a powerful tool for the documentation of voices, memories and histories. It can also be a catalyst for activism and social change. In this workshop we will explore the ethics and techniques of oral history, ethnography, and storytelling as activist research methodologies. Attendees will be introduced to these three merging methodologies through a combination of short media pieces and discussions, will be invited to take a critical and analytical look at the history of documentary work, and will learn the basics of skills such as interviewing, story circle facilitation, and ethnographic observation. We will also cover the technical aspects of storytelling, providing an introduction to tools for minimal-resource and mobile audio recording.

This workshop is intended for anyone interested in developing collaborative documentary or storytelling skills, including students, community members, and staff members of organizations doing cultural, community and social-service work. In addition to developing attendees’ collaborative research abilities, the workshop seeks to expand participants’ listening skills—and by extension, interviewing skills—while also encouraging attendees to consider the challenges, possibilities, and ethics of representation. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of participants’ project ideas.

This workshop will be held at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, Vermont.

Registration: To register, call  (802) 388-4964, or email info@vermontfolklifecenter.org.

Cost: $95

Contact: Vermont Folklife Center

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Mar
23
to Mar 24

"Digital Storytelling for Community Engagement and Sustainability" Workshop

  • Vermont Folk Life Center (map)
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Join Vermont Folklife Center and Shelburne Farms for a two-day (March 23 to March 24) deep dive into tools and techniques for digital storytelling to engage students and communities in sustainability. Together we’ll explore interview techniques, storytelling and personal narratives as a way to reach sustainability goals in both schools and communities. 

Whether your focus is pedagogical—project and place based learning—or content driven—farm to school or climate change—we’ll orient learning around the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs offer a way to connect meaningful place-based learning to global issues. Using digital storytelling techniques and tools you and your students have the power to make positive change in schools and communities.  We’ll gather at Shelburne Farms in a retreat like setting to practice skills, share stories, and develop action plans for implementation. Join us!

This residential program is presented by Shelburne Farms and Vermont Folklife Center.

Registration: Limited to 16 participants. Scholarships are available for the course fee, graduate credits are not covered. Please fill out the scholarship application prior to registering for the program. For registration and scholarship questions, please contact Amy Rougier, registration@shelburnefarms.org or 802-985-0302.

Cost $250. Includes meals and accommodations. A limited number of partial scholarships are available.

Contact: Vermont Folklife Center

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Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

"Beyond the I: When Memoir Meets History" Workshop, with Mimi Schwartz

“But my life isn’t interesting!” many people who want to write memoir tell me.  But every life is, especially when you weave in history —be it family legacies, neighborhood landmarks, or the social history that shapes us.  Through readings, discussion, and in-class exercises, participants discover new strategies for writing their life stories in ways that friends, family or strangers will want to read on.

Join Mimi Schwartz for a workshop that focuses on the ways that personal narrative is enriched be history—be it family legacies, neighborhood landmarks, or the social history that shapes us. 

The workshop will be held at The Ford House on the campus of SNHU.

Registration: Registration is open to all levels, limited to 14 students. Register online to ensure your spot in the class.

Cost: $50 for NHWP members; $75 for non-members.

Contact: New Hampshire Writers' Project

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Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

Storytelling Festival

  • New Hampshire Institute of Art, Emma B. French Auditiorium (map)
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Join us for our second annual Storytelling Festival! This community event is a great way for you to share your work or hear the great work of others. Writers, storytellers, illustrators, graphic novelists, and creatives working in a wide variety of other media, professional or amateur, are invited to participate in this Moth Radio Hour-style event. The stories can be true or embellished. Each presenter will be limited to five minutes.

How to Submit: Those interested in participating should send a brief description of their story to membership@nhia.edu by March 17, 2017. Those with images accompanying their story should submit their image files along with the outline of their story for review.

Contact: New Hampshire Institute of Art

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Jan
17
5:30 PM17:30

Discussion with Bill Schubart

Bill Schubart will be leading a discussion to explore issues raised in his newest book, Lila & Theron. The discussion will focus on how Vermont's rural culture has changed in our lifetimes — for better and for worse. Consideration will be given to the impact a hardscrabble existence forges on the values and cohesion of our small towns and villages. What changes have we seen in our lifetimes? What bodes well, and what bodes ill for America's rural future?

Contact: Carpenter-Carse Library

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Jan
14
2:00 PM14:00

David M. Carroll

David M. Carroll will present a continuation of last year's reading and discussion of poems and prose-poems written in English and the four languages he pursues: Spanish; Italian; German; and Russian. These brief works are experimental in nature; and foreign language pieces will be followed by English translations.

He will discuss his process, a blend of creative writing and language-learning. He will talk about some of his favorite poets from various cultures and periods, and the valuable role that dual language editions of poetry can play in one's learning a foreign language.

Discussion, comments, and questions from the audience will be most welcome.

Contact: MainStreet BookEnds & Gallery

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Jan
14
9:00 AM09:00

Mindfulness & Writing: A Two-Week Online Workshop with James Crews

Join poet James Crews for this online writing workshop. We'll examine connections between the practice of meditation/mindfulness and the act of writing fearlessly from the heart. Using quotes and other written works as prompts, we will complete several exercises each week that invite us to pay closer attention to ourselves, our lives, and the world around us as we do our best to define the term, "mindfulness," and what it means for each of us.

The instructor will provide weekly modules, including optional videos and additional readings, and he will be available for a phone consultation with each student at the end of the course about the body of work they have produced. Though not required, attendees will be invited to share their work via discussion boards and/or email. Beginners and all skill levels are welcome. You do not need any previous experience with mindfulness, meditation or online courses; all you need is a reliable internet connection and an open mind.

This workshop runs from Sunday, January 14, 2018 to Sunday, January 28, 2018.

Cost: $95

Registration: Register online or at the store

Contact: Northshire Bookstore, or email James Crews with questions at jcrewsjr@gmail.com

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Jan
12
7:00 PM19:00

Writing for Stage and Screen Student Readings: Scott G. Hartman

A professional ensemble will perform a dramatic reading of Heart-work, a new play by Scott G. Hartman, a graduating MFA Writing for Stage and Screen student.

It’s Paris, 1902. Torn between the exacting dictates of his Master, the sculptor Rodin, and his own artistic ambitions, the young poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, struggles to find his true voice as a writer. When he is then cast out of Rodin’s inner circle, he must turn to the women in his life to show him the way..

This event will be held at the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Contact: New Hampshire Institute of Art

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Jan
12
12:00 PM12:00

Author Luncheon with Katherine Arden

Join us for a winter luncheon with one of our favorite authors, Katherine Arden (The Girl in the Tower). The luncheon will be hosted by Sea Dog Brewing Company in North Conway, NH.

Cost: Tickets are $20, which includes luncheon, author talk and donation to North Conway Library. Purchase tickets by January 10 by calling the bookstore (603-356-3200) or the North Conway Library ( 603-356-2961). 

Contact: White Birch Books

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Jan
10
7:00 PM19:00

Writing for Stage and Screen Student Readings: Eva Marie Stapleton

A professional ensemble will perform a dramatic reading of Yeoman, an animated feature by Eva Marie Stapleton, a graduating MFA Writing for Stage and Screen student.

The story centers on a unique little girl who has multiple talents that include a connection with Nature and the ability to communicate with animals. Ivy’s journey involves dealing with life and death, learning from her mistakes, validating her gifts and making a difference in life.

This event will be held at the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Contact: New Hampshire Institute of Art

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Jan
10
4:30 PM16:30

Jelani Cobb (Dorsett Lecture Series)

  • Dartmouth College, Haldeman Center room 41 (map)
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Jelani Cobb an American writer, author and educator will give a talk as part of the Dorsett Lecture Series on the topic of Free Speech on College Campuses.

Jelani Cobb joined the Columbia Journalism School faculty in 2016. He has contributed to The New Yorker since 2012, and became a staff writer in 2015. He is the recipient of the 2015 Sidney Hillman Award for Opinion and Analysis writing and writes frequently about race, politics, history and culture.

This event will be held in Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall).

Contact: Dartmouth College

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Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

"Introduction to Flash Fiction" Workshop, with Ed Ting

Join science fiction author and 2014 NH Flash Fiction winner Ed Ting for an hour-long “Introduction to Flash Fiction” webinar.

This webinar, moderated by Trustee Barbara Hoover, will take a peek at what Flash Fiction is, how you can get started writing it, and how to craft elements to make your story work. You will walk away with the tools you need to tell your three-minute story. Then, when you have your story written, join your writing peers at one of the 2018 Three-Minute Flash Fiction competitions held statewide.

This event is an online event. Webinar login information will be sent after you register.

Registration: Register online. Registration ends at midnight, Sunday, January 7, 2018.

Cost: $10 for NHWP members, $25 for nonmembers. The event is nonrefundable.

Contact: New Hampshire Writers' Project

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Jan
8
6:30 PM18:30

Poetry Master Class with Chard deNiord

Join Vermont poet laureate Chard deNiord for a Poetry Master Class. This workshop will focus on reading and writing poems whose speakers place another before them, and then make charged figurative connections to what Walt Whitman called “the other I am.” We will read each other’s poems line by line, examining line breaks, poetic strategy, form, intention, imagery, tropes, verbal music, and what John Keats described in his definition of “negative capability” as the ability to “exist in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.” In addition to writing poems with transpersonal speakers, we will also write a few persona poems as class exercises.

Registration: For more information and to RSVP, visit the BWW Meetup page.

Contact: Burlington Writers Workshop

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Jan
7
7:00 PM19:00

Francisco Cantú

  • New Hampshire Institute of Art, Emma B. French Auditorium (map)
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Francisco Cantú served as a border patrol agent for the United States Border Patrol from 2008 to 2012. A former Fulbright fellow, he recently received an MFA in Nonfiction from the University of Arizona. His essays and translations appear frequently in Guernica, and his work can also be found in The Best American Essays 2016, Ploughshares, and Orion, among others. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. The Line Becomes a River will be published by Riverhead Books in February 2018.

Contact: New Hampshire Institute of Art

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Jan
7
4:00 PM16:00

"Sunday Surges" Workshop with Joni Cole

  • The Writer's Center of White River Junction (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Joni Cole leads this four-session, weekly workshop for fiction and creative non-fiction writers. This workshop, which meets Sundays, January 7 to 28, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, is a great way to generate material, revise with direction, and make solid progress on your prose project. Each meeting provides you with a deadline to assure you are producing consistently. You will be asked to read aloud excerpts from a work-in-progress (three or so double-spaced pages, given time constraints) at each of our meetings. The discussion of these “surges” allows for quality feedback, and fosters teachable moments that benefit every participant in the group

Cost: $145 (minimum 4 participants; maximum 6)

Registration: Preregistration is required. For more information and to register, email jonibethcole@gmail.com.

Contact: The Writer's Center of White River Junction

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