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1:00 PM13:00

Louise Penny

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Just in time for the holidays, Louise Penny once again astounds and delights readers with the latest entry in her sublime Chief Inspector Gamache series. She explores the line between sacrifice and sin in Kingdom of the Blind.

Cost: Single ticket: $38.00, includes signed copy of Kingdom of the Blind (not personalized) Single ticket, signing line: $38.00, includes signed copy of Kingdom of the Blind and access to the meet and greet signing line to get your book personalized. This purchase option is available to only 150 purchasers. Double ticket: $47.00: includes admission for two and one signed copy of Kingdom of the Blind (not personalized)

Contact: Capitol Center for the Arts

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7:00 PM19:00

Tracy K. Smith

New Hampshire Public Radio is proud to announce United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith as the 2018 winner of the Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry.

The award honors the late Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon—married poets who lived and wrote at Hall’s ancestral home in Wilmot, New Hamspshire. Hall is a ormer poet laureate of the United States and a recipient of the 2010 National Medal of the Arts, and Kenyon is a former poet laureate of New Hampshire. After a long and lauded career, Donald Hall passed away this past June.

Smith will accept the award at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire. The evening will include a reading from Smith as well as a remembrance of Donald Hall. 

Cost: $10 general admission; $5 students. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the poet. Purchase tickets online.

Contact: New Hampshire Public Radio

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7:00 PM19:00

"Eagle Pond: Three New Hampshire Poets of Place" with Wesley McNair

To honor the late Donald Hall, the inspiration of Plymouth State's Eagle Pond Writers Series, Wesley McNair offers this recollection of his literary friendship with Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon during a crucial period when all three New Hampshire poets were developing as poets of place. Interspersing his presentation with poems, McNair will show how each developed a vision of place that was both different and distinctive. His talk will conclude with a Q&A and a signing of his new and widely admired collection, The Unfastening.

This event will be held at the Silver Smith Recital Hall.

Contact: Plymouth State University

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6:30 PM18:30

NHWP Hatbox Readings

Hatbox Readings at the Hatbox Theatre in Concord 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 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.

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

Contact: New Hampshire Writers’ Project

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7:00 PM19:00

Literary North Writers' Process Night

Camille Guthrie: The Articulated Lair

Peter Orner: Am I Alone Here?

Laura Jean Binkley will perform before the readings.

Cost: Tickets are $5 and include refreshments. Purchase tickets online.

The Yankee Bookshop will be selling books. Please bring cash or checks as we will not have a way to process credit cards.

Contact: Literary North

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