Readings at the Hatbox Theatre in Concord is a series NHWP began for its members in 2016. Actors read entertaining selections from ‘works in progress’ by three NHWP authors, and the audience offers feedback, critique, and reactions.
This event will not only allow the author to “hear” some of their novel, story, or book, but also receive immediate feedback. The audience will experience new works from New Hampshire authors live and contribute directly to the creative process of a grateful author.
This event will be held at the Hatbox Theatre in Concord, New Hampshire.
Cost: Free for NHWP MEMBERS; $5.00 for the General Audience (+ $1.50 for reserving tickets in advance).
Contact: New Hampshire Writers' Project
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
Join science fiction author and 2014 NH Flash Fiction winner Ed Ting for an hourlong “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
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
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
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.
Registration: Register online or at the store
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Live storytelling at the AVA Gallery and Art Center. This quarter's theme, "Guilty Pleasure," 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.
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.
Tickets are currently SOLD OUT. Call (603) 448-3117 to add your name to the waiting list.
Contact: AVA Gallery
Come gather to celebrate the publication of Collected Poems by Galway Kinnell.
Readers: Tune Falkner, Jody Gladding, Melissa Hammerle, Bob Joly, Reeve Lindbergh, Lisa von Kann.
Refreshments will be served.
Contact: St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
It's Criminal is a feature documentary sharing the life-changing journeys of incarcerated women and Dartmouth College students working together to write and perform a play grounded in the life experiences of the imprisoned women. A potent critique of the economic and social inequities that divide the United States, the film also offers a poignant and inspiring story of how empathy can help bridge the divide.
After the film, we'll have a Q&A with two formerly incarcerated women who share their stories in the film, Ivy Schweitzer and Pati Hernandez, the Dartmouth professors featured in the film, and Signe Taylor, the director.
Contact: Norwich Public Library
"Why did Salinger write novels that sound like plays, begging to be acted out?
Yale Professor of English and Dean of Humanities Amy Hungerford explores the voices and dramas of the Glass family at the heart of Salinger’s work and his themes of love, religion, and the power of human performance."
Contact: Vermont Humanities First Wednesdays
Gibson’s Bookstore, the Capitol Center for the Arts, and New Hampshire Public Radio are pleased to present Bill McKibben (The End of Nature; Eaarth; Oil and Honey). He will be joined on stage and in conversation by Virginia Prescott, host of NHPR’s Word of Mouth and the 10-Minute Writer’s Workshop podcasts, as they discuss his debut novel, Radio Free Vermont, in which a band of Vermont patriots decide that their state might be better off as its own republic.
Cost: $35 for one ticket and one book; $48 for two tickets and one book. A minimum of one book must be purchased for every two admissions. Buy tickets online.
Contact: Capitol Center for the Arts
"Prepare a five-minute story about dirt. Squalor, smut, filth, muck and mire! Dig it, dish it, spread it, hose it off. Dirt cheap, dirt poor, treated like dirt. Listen as gardeners and gossips share dirty tidbits and all the filthy details. Talk Dirty to Us."
Doors open at 6:30 PM. Stories begin at 7:30 PM. All ages. $10.
Purchase your tickets at themoth.org. Tickets go on sale ONE WEEK before the event at 3PM. Tickets are only available online and tickets ARE NOT available at the door.
Join us for an afternoon honoring the late Howard Frank Mosher, Vermont novelist and inspiration for five movies by filmmaker Jay Craven. The afternoon will include a screening of Where the Rivers Flow North and a talk by director Jay Craven.
• Screening at the Latchis Theatre - 1-4 PM 25th anniversary screening of Where the Rivers Flow North with special guest, director Jay Craven.
Cost: $12; Free for students and Marlboro College faculty and staff.
Contact: Latchis Theatre
Join us for a special benefit program honoring the late Howard Frank Mosher, Vermont novelist and inspiration for five movies by filmmaker Jay Craven. The program will include a screening of Where the Rivers Flow North, presented by director Jay Craven, readings from the director and audience Q&A. There are two great ways to attend the event, to help support WRIF and Kingdom County Productions:
• Benefit Reception and Screening – $50 - 6:00 to 7:00 pm – Benefit reception with filmmaker Jay Craven. Join us for an intimate gathering with director Jay Craven and WRIF friends at the exciting new eatery in White River Junction, Trail Break Taps and Tacos. Includes a light meal of crispy tortillas, street tacos and fixings, and homemade churro balls with Mexican dipping sauce. Cash bar.
• Screening at the Briggs Opera House – $12 - 7:00 pm – Benefit screening and Howard Frank Mosher Tribute with filmmaker Jay Craven (screening at 7:30 p.m.). Join us in the Briggs Opera House reception area for fun and festive eats, crispy corn tortillas and charred salsa from White River’s exciting new restaurant, Trail Break Taps and Tacos, then attend our 25th anniversary screening of Where the Rivers Flow North with special guest, director Jay Craven. With readings and reminiscence from Jay Craven and post-screening Q&A.
Cost: $12 for the screening only; $50 for the reception with dinner and screening.
Reservations: Buy tickets online here.
Contact: White River Indie Films