Mar
26
6:30 PM18:30

"You Come Too" A Robert Frost Poetry Reading

Join the Dartmouth Department of English & Creative Writing and the Crossroads Academy 7th grade class in celebration of Robert Frost's birthday for "You Come Too": A Robert Frost Reading. Bring a favorite Frost poem to read aloud, or come to listen and enjoy!

Guests are welcome to share:

  • poems from memory

  • poems from printed texts

  • poetry in translation (as many languages as we can!)

  • poems turned to song

  • anecdotes

  • "show and tell" with artifacts

This event is free and open to the public, and celebratory refreshments will be provided.

This event will be held in the Sanborn Library on the Dartmouth College campus.

Contact: The Leslie Center for the Humanities

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Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Lampshade Poets

The Upper Valley’s Lampshade Poets invite their members and other interested poets to the first of what they hope will be monthly readings at Café Renee. Each poet will read for approximately 3 to 5 minutes. If we have extra time after everyone has taken a turn, we’ll read more poems!

Café Renee will offer sandwiches, soup, and beverages, including wine and beer—plus a cheese and crackers platter with grapes for sale during the reading.

Contact: For more information or to sign up to read, email Dave Celone.

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Mar
28
9:00 PM21:00

Read Free or Die: UNH MFA Reading

Our monthly visit from the spectacular writer-readers of the UNH MFA program resumes for the spring semester this week! Expect a mix of fiction, memoir and verse composed by some of the best in the country. This month's readers include Daniel Stiles, Susan Geib, Theresa Madison Monteiro, Courtney Spalding-Mayer and Ben Reinhardt!

Contact: Portsmouth Book & Bar

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Mar
30
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 event will be held at Northern Stage in White River Junction, Vermont.

Cost: $95 ($55 students)

Registration: Register by calling (802) 338-4964.

Contact: Vermont Folklife Center

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Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

"Making Scrivener Work for You" Workshop with Steve Carter

  • Southern New Hampshire University, The Ford House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What writing tasks do you want to accomplish, and how can Scrivener help? This workshop, led by Steve Carter, will show you how to use Scrivener to: write the first draft; manage characters and settings; develop the structure of your writing; revise; prepare your manuscript to be shared with beta readers, editors, and publishers; make an ebook, and more.

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

Cost: $50 for NWHP members; $70 for non-members.

Registration: Limited to 12 students. Register online.

Contact: New Hampshire Writers’ Project

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Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Darius James

Northshire Bookstore is thrilled to welcome Darius James to Manchester as he presents a classic novel finally back in print! Negrophobia is a wild-eyed reckoning with the mutating insanity of American racism. A screenplay for the mind, a performance on the page, a work of poetry, a mad mix of genres and styles, a scabrous, unapologetically raunchy, truly hilarious, and deeply scary novel like no other.

For this free event, Darius will be in conversation with Pam Breaux the president and CEO of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies.

Contact: Northshire Bookstore - Manchester Center

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Mar
31
6:30 PM18:30

Hatbox Theatre Readings

Readings at the Hatbox Theatre is a semi-regular event where actors read entertaining selections from ‘works in progress’ by three NHWP authors, and the audience offers feedback, critique, and reactions.

This event not only allows the author to “hear” some of their novel, story, or book, but also receive immediate feedback. The audience will experience new works from NH authors live and contribute directly to the creative process of a grateful author.

Refreshments along with stimulating conversation will be provided during intermission.

Cost: Free for NHWP members; $10 for non-members

Contact: New Hampshire Writers’ Project

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Apr
1
4:30 PM16:30

Kathleen Hall Jamieson

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditorium H (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Computers, networks and online control systems are increasingly being used by state actors and others for espionage, sabotage and cyberattacks. In this lecture, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, author of Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President, will marshal the Russian troll posts, unique polling data, analyses of how the press used the hacked content, and a synthesis of media effects research to argue that, although not certain, it is probable that the Russians helped elect the 45th president of the United States.

This event will be held at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditiorium H.

Contact: OSHER @Dartmouth

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Apr
4
4:30 PM16:30

Elizabeth Rottenberg (Dartmouth English and Creative Writing Lecture Series)

  • Dartmouth College, Sanborn House, Wren Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Professor Rottenberg was educated at The Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University, the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg. She teaches courses in the areas of contemporary French philosophy and psychoanalytic theory. Her most recent book is For the Love of Psychoanalysis: The Play of Chance in Freud and Derrida.

This event will take place in the Wren Room, Sanborn House, on the Dartmouth College campus.

Contact: Leslie Center for the Humanities

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Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

Pop-Up Poetry in the Gallery

Join the Upper Valley Poets Circle and poets from throughout the Upper Valley for a reading and open mic in celebration of National Poetry Month in the galleries of AVA Gallery and Art Center.

The Upper Valley Poets Circle is a tightly knit group of diverse poets who have been meeting twice a month since the summer of 2014 at the Lebanon Library to share their work and receive feedback in a supportive atmosphere. Members include Inga Potter, Phil Keller, Hal Coughlin, Rebecca Cross, Frank Gould, Deborah Mashibini-Prior, and Ethel Paquin.

The April event will feature a reading by members of the Upper Valley Poet's Circle followed by an open mic. The event is free and the public is invited!

Contact: AVA Gallery and Art Center

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Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

The Telling Project

  • Keene State College, Redfern Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Follow local military veterans and family members on a journey as they shape their experiences into a powerful stage performance with the help of The Telling Project , a national performing arts nonprofit that uses theater and storytelling as a tool to deepen civilian understanding of the military experience. Since 2008, The Telling Project has produced over 57 original performances in 21 states in which veterans and military family members stage their stories of military life for the communities, bridging the civilian/military gap.

This event will be held at the Redfern Arts Center.

Contact: Keene State College

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Apr
5
to Apr 6

Exeter Literary Festival

  • Exeter, NH United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a Friday night kick-off party, followed by a day-long schedule of events on Saturday, including exciting keynote speakers, book launches, author talks, children’s programming, art exhibits and more at downtown locations (Town Hall, Water Street Bookstore, A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words, Exeter Public Library).

Highlights will include a “Breakfast with Owen” book group discussing John Irving’s best seller “A Prayer for Owen Meany”. There will also be a talk (with birthday cake!) about two of our hidden gems: Feminist Tabitha Tenney (Female Quixotism, 1801) and Abolitionist Poet James Monroe Whitfield (America and Other Poems, 1853). The LitFest concludes with a gala poetry reading at the Word Barn.

The festival begins on Friday April 5 and continues on Saturday, April 6.

Contact: Exeter LitFest

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Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Neil Shepard, Tamra Higgins, Mary Jane Dickerson (AMP Nights)

Artist – Clare Dolan, Museum of Everyday Life

Musician – Lou Weller & Guest, Musical saw

Poets – Sundog Poetry Center, Neil Shepard, Tamra Higgins & Mary Jane Dickerson

Contact: River Arts

During each of these dynamic evenings, an Artist, Musician and Poet will share their work through a short series of back to back presentations and performances. Informal discussion with audience and artist afterward. Snacks and drinks available. Suggested donation of $10 per person at the door.

Doors open at 5:30pm.

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Apr
6
8:30 AM08:30

Write Now! 2019 Conference

In this year's Write Now! conference, Kylene Beers will take you on a deep dive into the Three Big Questions and the Notice and Note Signposts for fiction and nonfiction. The conference, focused on reading, will address issues across all grade levels and help you think about how you can help all students, but especially your most resistant students, become empowered learners and attentive readers.

Cost: There is no charge for Conway School District employees. Cost for all other registrants is $45, which includes breakfast and lunch.

Registration: Register online

Contact: Write Now Conference

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Apr
8
5:30 PM17:30

Mary Louise Pratt (Annual Zantop Lecture)

Mary Louise Pratt will present a lecture titled, “Thinking across the colonial divide: From Micaela Bastidas to Clorinda Matto de Turner, Perú 1750-191.”

What is decolonization? Do we know it when we see it? This lecture explores ways of linking two major Peruvian historical figures whose lives were joined by geography and gender but separated by the historical divides between colony and ex-colony and between colonizer and colonized. It asks what lines of continuity traverse these divides, and how those continuities can be brought into view, notably through geography and ecology. It asks whether decolonization is best imagined as the ongoing mutation of coloniality.

Mary Louise Pratt is Silver Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, and the Department of Iberian and Latin American Studies at New York University, where she is affiliated with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics.

Contact: Dartmouth College

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Apr
12
9:30 AM09:30

Touch Your Words: Teaching Indigenous Languages through Making Symposium

The recent purchase of metal type in the Cherokee Syllabary has prompted new interest in our Book Arts Workshop. With the Cherokee type and other printing and binding activity, faculty in Native American Studies, Anthropology, Linguistics, and Environmental Studies have integrated book-making projects into their courses, giving students hands-on exposure and practice in the study of indigenous languages. Over the past year, a number of students and faculty have engaged in applied learning in language revitalization with the Book Arts Workshop. This symposium seeks to bring together makers of all kinds (students, scholars, librarians, writers, artists, and printers) to exchange their experiences and knowledge in tactile learning and explore new possibilities.

The day begins with an open house of the Book Arts Workshop from 9:30 to 11:30 am, where you’ll have a tour, get a chance to make a print from our Cherokee type, and learn about how the type was created.

In the afternoon there will be talks, panel discussions, a lecture, and a reception held in the Haldeman Center. See the entire schedule online.

Contact: Dartmouth College Libraries

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Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Mountainview MFA Showcase

Please join us for a showcase featuring faculty, alumni, and current students of the Mountainview MFA in Creative Writing at SNHU. Hosted by Adam Wilson, this event will feature short readings by:

  • Richard Adams Carey

  • Michael Hendery

  • Margaret McNellis

  • Phil Lemos

  • Rane Hall

  • Kaylyn Ryan

  • Kellsey Metzger

  • Shawna Ingram Perrin

  • Colleen McCarthy

  • Todd Richardson

Contact: Bookery Manchester

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Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Spring Open Mic & Gathering

In conjunction with their annual Spring Program on April 13, the League of Vermont Writers is sponsoring Spring Open Mic & Gathering, a free open mic night at Sandy's Books and Bakery.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Contact: Anyone planning to attend should email Amy Braun at amy.braun@vcfa.edu by April 10.

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Apr
13
9:30 AM09:30

People Need Stories: League of Vermont Writers Spring Program

Explore the art of storytelling and learn how to shape your writing to tell a compelling story. The agenda includes talks by three writing professionals, a tour the town library for a librarian's perspective on books and writing, and a generative writing exercise with local writer Amy Braun. The program concludes with a Q&A on storytelling and books.

Cost: $54 for members; $74 for non-members

Registration: Register by April 9 online or by sending a check, payable to “League of Vermont Writers,” to LVW, P.O. Box 5046, Burlington, VT 05402 and write "Spring Program 2019" on the memo line. Mailed registrations must be postmarked by the deadline.

Contact: League of Vermont Writers

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Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

"Vox Pop and Audio Storytelling" Workshop

“Vox pop,” from the Latin phrase “vox populi,” means “voice of the people.” In this workshop we’ll use the Vox Pop as an entry point to learn the concepts and methods behind interviewing, audio-recording and audio-editing. We’ll also talk about how vox pops and other audio stories can be shared through podcasting and other audio-based platforms.

Vox Pop and Audio Storytelling is intended for anyone interested in developing collaborative documentary or digital storytelling skills. This includes students, community members, staff members of organizations doing cultural, community and social-service work or anyone looking to make a first effort at media production. No prior experience is needed. The VFC will provide all necessary equipment; if you have your own equipment that you prefer to use, you are welcome to bring it.

Cost: $95 ($55 students)

Registration: Register by calling (802) 388-4964

Contact: Vermont Folklife Center

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Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

Healing the Divide Group Reading (PoemCity)

PoemCity 2019 is celebrating the launch of Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness and Connection with a group reading from the anthology (edited by poet James Crews). The reading features:

  • James Crews

  • Mary Elder-Jacobson

  • Megan Buchanan

  • Alison Prine

  • Patricia Fontaine

  • Laura Foley

  • Carol Cone

Contact: Bear Pond Books

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Apr
17
5:30 PM17:30

Poetry Society of NH: Middle/High School Poets

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire returns! This month, National Poetry Month, their meeting casts a spotlight on High School and Middle School poets reading their work. Any middle/high schooler is invited to come and read poems of their own choice; memorized poems, poems that they have written, or poems that they like. (Please note, this open mic is for students to perform only.)

We hope you will all come out to support these blossoming artists! This event is free and open to the public, all are welcome, newcomers are encouraged.

Contact: Gibson’s Bookstore

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Apr
17
5:30 PM17:30

Rebecca Rule

Rebecca Rule entertains. She is well known for her live presentations of humorous New England stories. Her books include Live Free and Eat Pie: A Storyteller’s Guide to New Hampshire. She also conducted an interview show “The Authors Series,” for ten years and currently hosts “Our Hometown,” which airs on NH Public Television.

Contact: Portsmouth Athenaeum

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Apr
18
5:30 PM17:30

Farah Jasmine Griffin (William W. Cook Memorial Lecture)

  • Dartmouth College, Sanborn House, Wren Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Professor Griffin's major fields of interest are American and African American literature, music, history and politics. The recipient of numerous honors and awards for her teaching and scholarship, in 2006-2007 Professor Griffin was a fellow at the New York Public Library Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. She is the author of Who Set You Flowin’: The African American Migration Narrative, If You Can’t Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday, and Clawing At the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration Ever .

This event will be held in the Wren Room, Sanborn House, on the Dartmouth College Campus.

Contact: Dartmouth College

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Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Pamela Sneed

  • New Hampshire Institute of Art, French Hall Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The New Hampshire Institute of Art’s Student Leadership Committee is pleased to present Pamela Sneed as part of their series, “Something About Being Loud and Gay.”

Sneed will give a spoken word performance, talk about her process and herself then open the floor for a Q&A.

This event is free, open to the public. Please note this event may not be appropriate for children.

Contact: New Hampshire Institute of Art

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Apr
20
2:00 PM14:00

Poetry Society of Vermont

Join members of the Poetry Society of Vermont for the seventh annual PSOV Poetry Reading at Phoenix Books Burlington!

Founded in 1947, PSOV is an association of poets and supporters who join in promoting an interest in poetry through meetings, workshops, readings, contests, and contributions to the society's chapbook, The Mountain Troubadour.

Contact: Phoenix Books Burlington

ADMISSION: This event is free and open to all.

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Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

"We the Animals" Film Screening with Justin Torres

  • Dartmouth College, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Loew Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Based on the celebrated Justin Torres novel, We the Animals, is a visceral coming-of-age story propelled by layered performances from its astounding cast—including three talented, young first-time actors—and stunning animated sequences that bring Jonah’s torn inner world to life. Drawing upon his documentary background, director Jeremiah Zagar creates an immersive portrait of working-class family life and brotherhood.

Justin Torres will host a public reading and signing in Sanborn Library on the Dartmouth Campus on April 19 at 4:30 pm.

Contact: Hopkins Center for the Arts

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Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Poets for Migrant Justice (PoemCity)

As part of PoemCity 2019, poets will read original work that touches on issues relating to border culture, migration, and social justice; a representative from Migrant Justice, a non-profit organizing for economic justice and human rights in Burlington, Vermont, will give a talk and introduction.

The reading, titled “In Defense of Butterflies: Poets for Migrant Justice,” features the following poets:

Nico Amador: Flower Wars

Cynthia Dewi Oka: Salvage

Natalie Scenters-Zapico: Lima: Limon

Cost: Suggested donation at the door, with all proceeds benefiting Migrant Justice.

Contact: Bear Pond Books

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Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Sydney Lea and Chard deNiord and special guests

Sydney Lea: Growing Old in Poetry

Chard deNiord: I Would Lie To You If I Could

Contact: The Norwich Bookstore

Please join us for poetry readings from the revised second edition of Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry with the editors Sydney Lea and Chard deNiord, along with several local contributors.

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Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

"The Stories Our Bodies Tell" Workshop

Artist Wangechi Mutu stated, "Females carry the marks, languages and nuances of their culture more than the male. Anything that is desired or despised is always placed on the female body."

Through this lens, using conversation and writing prompts, we will explore the female figure across cultures and time.

Registration: Space for this free program is limited. Register online by April 22.

Contact: Hood Museum of Art

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Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

PoemTown Grand Finale with Patridge Boswell, Peter Money, and Nat Williams (PoemTown Randolph)

  • Chandler Center for the Arts, Esther Mesh Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Los Lorcas — In the spirit of Federico Garcia Lorca — poets Partridge Boswell and Peter Money, along with guitarist Nat Williams, will fuse poetry and music in a passionate and surprising mash-up!

Contact: PoemTown Randolph

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Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy (A King Arthur Space Prom)

Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy: Once & Future

This is a wear-your-favorite-incarnation-of-King-Arthur-costume event with music, cake, and authors signing their newest co-written book Once & Future. Costumes and fancy dress encouraged!

Cost: $5 each. Ticket holders will receive $5 off the purchase of the book Once & Future at the store.

Contact: Bear Pond Books

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Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

2nd Annual Poets Corner

Eight featured readers from the group that started it all, the first part of the evening will showcase a year’s worth of poetic works. Each reader has brought poetry that they have worked diligently on with the group, with the vision of offering quality art to the public. There will be a 20-30 minute intermission, where you may purchase chapbooks from the featured readers, to be followed by an open mic in the second part of the evening.

Contact: Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program

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Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

603: The Writers's Conference

The 603: The Writers’ Conference is a day-long event of classes, panels, and inspiration for New Hampshire authors and writers held every spring. This year’s keynote speaker is Gregory Maguire. The theme of this year’s conference is “The Art of Storytelling.” This years’s conference includes two literary agent pitch sessions for an extra fee.

Cost: $165 for NHWP members; $185 for non-members; $95 for students (valid current student ID required at check-in). Participation in an optional literary agent pitch session is an additional $95 fee.

Registration: Register online. If you sign up for one of the literary agent pitch sessions, you will be contacted to send in writing your elevator pitch and 5 to 7 pages of your manuscript for editorial review before the event.

Contact: New Hampshire Writers’ Project

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May
2
3:00 PM15:00

Lyrical Prose Workshop

This creative writing course will center on writing beautiful prose, either fiction or nonfiction. The writer Frances Cannon will guide students through three phases: craft, create, and critique. In the first stage, Frances will address basic writing techniques to employ and to avoid, including elements of lyrical prose and pitfalls of introductory writing. Then, she will guide the students in generative sessions, with writing prompts and tips. During this phase, students may optionally expand upon projects that they already have up their sleeves, or they can begin anew. Finally, once the students have built a small body of work, either fresh work generated during this course or recent work from students’ passion projects, then each individual will have an opportunity to share and receive constructive feedback from both Frances and fellow students.

This four-session class will take place on Thursdays, from May 2 through May 23.

Cost: $100. Scholarships are available.

Registration: Register online. This class is open to writers aged 15 and older.

Contact: Shelburne Craft School

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May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Tony Whedon (AMP nights)

Thursday, May 2, 6-8pm, at The Farm Store, Jeffersonville

Artist – Karen Henderson, Fiber Artist

Musician -Pojazz

Poet-Tony Whedon

Contact: River Arts

During each of these dynamic evenings, an Artist, Musician and Poet will share their work through a short series of back to back presentations and performances. Informal discussion with audience and artist afterward. Snacks and drinks available. Suggested donation of $10 per person at the door.

Doors open at 5:30pm.

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May
3
to May 5

Booktopia 2019

Join Northshire Bookstore for Booktopia 2019, where authors and readers meet. Booktopia features author events, presentations, book signings, meet and greets, and a celebratory dinner. Booktopia is all about the attendees meeting authors and discussing their work. Each year seven or more authors are invited to participate. Authors and guests find Booktopia special because attendees are avid readers who have often read the titles being discussed—so the conversation is rich and insightful.

2019 Booktopia authors and presenters:

Cost: $175. One ticket entitles you to all Booktopia 2019 sessions and activities taking place May 3 to May 4. You will also receive a $50 gift certificate to our store when you check in. Buy your tickets online.

Contact: Northshire Bookstore - Manchester Center

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May
4
9:00 AM09:00

NHWP Write-In

  • Southern New Hampshire University, The Ford House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Need a quiet, inspiring place to write for the day? Need a one day retreat to edit? Want to be inspired by a bunch of NH writers busily working around you and sharing their productivity?

The NHWP holds seasonal Write-Ins for its members where they can come and hang out with fellow writers at our headquarters on Southern NH University (the Ford House) and have a dedicated time to write. We write all day, break for a social lunch, and then get back to writing or take part in an optional ad hoc critique session with fellow writers.

Contact: New Hampshire Writers’ Project

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May
9
to May 10

Inara Verzemnieks

  • Dartmouth College, Sanborn Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Department of English & Creative Writing on Thursday, for a reading by nonfiction author Inara Verzemnieks (Among the Living and the Dead) and the announcement of the 2019 Dartmouth College Creative Writing prize winners.

The reading and award ceremony will be held in the Sanborn Library on the Dartmouth College campus.

Contact: The Leslie Center for the Humanities

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May
14
6:30 PM18:30

Poetry and Haiku Printing Workshop

  • Dartmouth College, Baker-Berry Library, Book Arts Room 25 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you have a poem or several poems that are aching to be printed, the Book Arts Workshop can help you print them. Using the traditional letterpress process of movable type, you will receive instruction in type setting, paper selection, press work, and if more than one page, book binding.

We will meet for two 2 1/2-hour sessions with extra time available during our many open studio times.

This workshop will meet in Book Arts Room 25 in the Baker-Berry Library on the Dartmouth College Campus.

Contact: Dartmouth College Book Arts Workshop

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May
16
7:00 PM19:00

"Stealing from Theater: Character Creation," Workshop with Will Alexander

Create new characters and expand your understanding of your current cast via theatrical games and exercises in this online webinar. Taught by William Alexander, National Book Award Winner and current chair of the Writing for Children and Young Adults program at VCFA.

Cost: $20 for NHWP members; $30 for non-members

Registration: Register online to ensure your spot in the class.

Contact: New Hampshire Writers’ Project

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May
18
1:00 PM13:00

Memoir Writing Workshop with Katherine Mayfield

Memoir is one of the hottest-selling genres today. Do you have one cooking in the back of your writer’s mind? Now’s the time to get it on paper! This workshop will get you started. You’ll learn what makes a compelling memoir, how and why to choose a theme, the importance of eflection in memoir, and techniques which are specific to the art of memoir-writing. You’ll also learn what “creative nonfiction” means in relation to memoir, and how to weave your truth into a riveting description of your life experiences.

This workshop with Katherine Mayfield is based on the Amherst Writers and Artists Method, and begins with presentation and Q&A, followed by several writing exercises, after which you’ll be invited to read your work if you wish, for positive commentary. Handouts are included. Comments from others are invaluable in learning how to tell your story so that readers can understand the depth and breadth of your experience, and also offer much-needed validation in the intensive process of writing memoir.

Cost: $65 for NHWP members; $85 for non-members

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

Contact: New Hampshire Writers’ Project

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Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

Shaina Gates and Anna Von Mertens: Opening Reception

The Thing in the Spring presents Shaina Gates and Anna Von Mertens, two New Hampshire-based artists with national acclaim. Gates and Von Mertens use carefully rendered drawings to examine and subvert language in our contemporary environment. Gates makes graphite drawings of text collage, torn, pasted, and folded to reveal new meanings, while Von Mertens grapples with the world of emojis and their implications when words are stripped away.

The opening reception is June 7 from 5 : 00 to 7:00 pm. The exhibit will be on view through June 16.

The reception and will take place at the Sharon Arts Center Exhibition Gallery.

Contact: New Hampshire Institute of Art

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Jun
8
1:00 PM13:00

"Helping the Poet Make a Better Poem," Workshop with Steven Cramer

In this three-hour workshop led by poet Steven Cramer, we’ll honor both the critical and creative faculties of our brains (perhaps discovering that they’re closer siblings than we might have thought). We’ll first discuss work-in-process by participants—how many poems by each will depend on how many we are—asking ourselves the only question worth asking in a workshop: how might we help the poet make this poem the best it can be? Then we’ll engage in one or two writing “experiments” designed to encourage using language more as paint than as a vehicle for conveying information, favoring the sensory over making sense. Everyone will be invited, but not required, to read the results of their experiments out loud.

Cost: $65 for NHWP members; $85 for non-members

Registration: Registration is limited to 10 students. Register online to ensure your spot in the class.

Contact: New Hampshire Writers’ Project

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Sep
18
5:30 PM17:30

Alexandra de Steiguer

Alexandra de Steiguer: Small Island, Big Picture: Winters of Solitude Teach an Artist to See

This event takes place in the third-floor Shaw Research Library.

Cost: Free for members; $10 for non-members

Reservations: Space is limited and reservations are required. Please call (603) 431-2538 ext 2 to reserve your seat.

Contact: Portsmouth Athenaeum

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Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

"Oral History: An Introduction" Workshop

Do you have an interview project in mind but don’t quite know where to begin or how to proceed? The Vermont Folklife Center is offering “Oral History: An Introduction” to help you move your project forward. This workshop combines discussion of the theories and methods that inform oral history research with practical, hands-on training in oral history interview techniques. The class includes a demonstration interview followed by group discussion of the interview process. Attendees will also work as teams to conduct interviews using provided digital audio recording equipment. The day concludes with reflection on interviewing and a discussion of project ideas.

This event will be held at The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont.

Cost: $95 ($55 for students).

Registration: Register online, or by calling (802) 388-4964

Contact: Vermont Folklife Center

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Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Poetry at St. Johnsbury Aethenaeum

Don’t let Poem Town in April sneak up on you! The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and Bill Biddle will offer two winter evenings of open-mic readings for poets and poetry. You don’t have to be a poet to come to this event.  Want to hear what other folks are writing, or support a poet-friend? Then come. Are you gearing up to submit poems for April Poem Town broadside publication around town? Come test response to what you’re working on. These open-mic poetry readings will enliven and motivate you, entertain you, refresh friendships, shoot some spring-like warmth into your hibernation cave.

Free and handicapped accessible.

Contact: St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

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Mar
20
5:30 PM17:30

Brendan DuBois

Brendan DuBois, an award-winning mystery/suspense writer, will present his work. Mr. DuBois is a former newspaper reporter and a lifelong resident of New Hampshire. His publications include eleven books in the intriguing Lewis Cole mystery series, loosely set on the New Hampshire seacoast. Mr. DuBois is also a one-time "Jeopardy!" game show champion.

Contact: Portsmouth Athenaeum

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Mar
19
6:30 PM18:30

Kevin Gardner

Why are we so fascinated with stone walls? Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket.

Contact: New Hampshire Humanities

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Mar
15
12:00 PM12:00

Diane Les Becquets

  • Location TBD - Please see White Birch Books' website (map)
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Luncheon and author talk with Diane Les Bequets, author of The Last Woman in the Forest.

Cost: $20, includes luncheon, author talk and donation to North Conway Library. Purchase tickets through the bookstore (603) 356-3200, or the North Conway Library (603) 356-2961, by March 13.

The location for this event is still TBD.

Contact: White Birch Books

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Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

"Unifying Your Story Around a Meaningful Theme," Workshop with Jeanne Cavelos

Do your stories “tell a truth”? Is it a truth you believe in? Few writers realize that unity is key to creating a powerful and emotionally resonant story, and theme is key to creating a unified story. In this online workshop led by Jeanne Cavelos, we’ll identify themes important to you and explore how to build a story from a theme so it is conveyed in an organic, not preachy, way. A way “that the reader cannot forget.” When the core of your story reflects your heart and mind, your unique way of seeing and understanding the world, it gives readers that experience we all seek: to see life through a new and unforgettable lens.

Cost: $20 for NHWP members; $30 for non-members

Registration: Register online to ensure your spot in the class.

Contact: New Hampshire Writers’ Project

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Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

The Mudroom - Under the Influence

Live storytelling at the AVA Gallery and Art Center. This evening’s theme, Under the Influence, will be brought to life as six pre-selected individuals share personal accounts of their experiences of this theme.

Delicious Asian food by Pon will be available for purchase before the performance. Music will be provide by the band Never Too Late.

The doors open for food, beverages, and music at 6.30 pm.

Cost: $7.50 (members), $10 (non-members) in advance; $20 at the door. Limit two tickets per person. AVA members can purchase tickets beginning January 14. Tickets for the general public go on sale February 14.

ContactAVA Gallery

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Mar
13
5:30 PM17:30

Melopoeia with Rhina Espaillat, Alfred Nicol, and John Tavano (Poetry Society of New Hampshire)

Join the Poetry Society of New Hampshire as classical guitarist John Tavano joins Rhina Espaillat and Alfred Nicol in performing a melopoeia, which is poetry read to the accompaniment of music. It’s an intimate art-form that Rhina first heard in her grandmother’s home in the Dominican Republic.

An open mic accompanied by John's improvisation follows their performance.

Contact: Gibson’s Bookstore

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Mar
12
8:00 PM20:00

Madeline Kunin (PoemCity)

Madeline Kunin: Coming of Age

Contact: PoemCity

Kunin will read poems from her memoir as well as new work slated for publication next year. She will be accompanied by Alana Rancourt Phinney, a local dance artist, who will accent the evening with movement. Together they will present a unique duet of poetry and dance.

The Kick Off Event to PoemCity 2019!

Free and open to the public.

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