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Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

What Makes a Poem Workshop, with Deborah Brown

Let’s begin by thinking about the language of poetry: how is it different from the language of essays or reporting? What are images and how do they work in poems? We will look at poems by Seamus Heaney, Sharon Olds and Gerald Stern to read with an eye to figuring out how they develop and employ images. We’ll conclude with an exercise designed to encourage your own deployment of image.

This workshop is an online webinar.

Cost: $20 for NHWP members; $30 for nonmembers.

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

Contact: New Hampshire Writers’ Project

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Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Brattleboro Literary Festival

The 18th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival takes place October 17 to 20. The theme of the 2019 festival is Identity: personal identity, cultural identity and our identity as a country. Free and open to the public.

Schedule of events:

10:00-11:00 am

10:00-11:15 am

11:15-12:30 am

11:30-12:45 am

12:45 am-1:45 pm

1:00-2:15 pm

2:00-3:15 pm

2:30-3:30 pm

2:30-3:45 pm

3:45-5:00 pm

5:00-6:30 pm

  • Havana: 500 Years—A Film (118 Elliot)

Contact: Brattleboro Literary Festival

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Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Poetry Workshop with Marie Harris

Marie Harris (author of Desire Lines) will join the MainStreet BookEnds monthly poetry workshop, led by former UNH English professor Deborah Brown (author of The Human Half). The workshop is designed to combine lessons and exercises on aspects of craft (image, diction, metaphor) with a small amount of critique and in-group writing. Open to the novice and to the published.

Contact: MainStreet BookEnds

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Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Writing About Exotic Locales Workshop with Ian Rogers

In this webinar we’ll look at the hazards involved with writing about exotic locales, and examine some ways to make them more approachable to readers without limiting your artistic vision. Come learn about pacing, choosing the right narration, how much description is too much, when telling is more important than showing, and more!

This workshop is an online webinar.

Cost: $20 for NHWP members; $30 for nonmembers.

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

Contact: New Hampshire Writers’ Project

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Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

The Art of Blogging Workshop with Kate Conway

For many writers, blogging is seen as a necessary evil to maintain an online presence and nothing more. But blogging can also be a fabulous connecting point between you and the world. A robust blog can compel people to follow you and share your words with others. That’s the key – making what you blog about and how you blog accessible and addictive to your followers. Blogs also serve as vehicles to connect other authors together, promote books, and hone your writing craft. Like novels, blogs must be tailored in content and purpose and not just jumbled, random thoughts from writers. This webinar will cover the technicalities of blogging and the nuances of building a blog following with exceptional content.

This workshop is an online webinar.

Cost: $20 for NHWP members; $30 for nonmembers.

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

Contact: New Hampshire Writers’ Project

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Oct
26
1:30 PM13:30

Building Better Book Covers Workshop with Alex Camlin

With more books being published than at any point in the past, and with instant access to an overwhelming selection of choices for any one reader, effective book covers—clever, iconic, current, culturally-aware, sophisticated and memorable—are more important than ever, signaling the subject, tone, and intended audience to a potential reader, all in a few seconds or less. This workshop on book cover design will offer an overview of the practice in both traditional and self-publishing. The presentation will include examples of successful cover design, in-depth examples of the design process, along with advice for writers on working with designers and for thinking critically about the “face” of their books. Attendees are encouraged to bring a favorite book cover for a short group discussion and critique.

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

Cost: $65 for NHWP members; $85 for nonmembers.

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

Contact: New Hampshire Writers’ Project

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Nov
2
1:30 PM13:30

Diversity in Fiction Workshop with Beth Marshea

In this hands-on workshop we’ll explore ideas centered around diversity. Why is diversity important in both writing and publishing? Through group exercises and discussions we’ll explore different ideas on how value #ownvoices is and talk about who should write from the perspective of marginalized people.

We’ll also look at some examples of what previously marginalized writers have brought to the table in the recent years and the ways that those stories knit the world together. Through group work and individual writing, we’ll work on getting in touch with our own voices and discover the contributions everyone can make to the world through their stories.

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

Cost: $65 for NHWP members; $85 for nonmembers.

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

Contact: New Hampshire Writers’ Project

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Nov
5
6:30 PM18:30

One Story at a Time: A Writing Workshop

Join Joni B. Cole, author and founder of the Writer’s Center of White River Junction, for this fun and meaningful workshop. You will be invited to write from a “prompt” as a means of mining material from your own life story. You also will have the opportunity to read aloud what you wrote and, equally powerful, listen as others share their voices, memories, and perspectives. Absolutely no writing experience is required, but aspiring authors in the workshop will pick up narrative techniques and tips on how to effectively craft memoirs or personal essays. Please bring a ready pen (or laptop) and an open mind.

Registration: Open to beginner to experienced writers. Space is limited; registration is required with the Information Desk starting October 1.

Contact: Howe Library

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Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Bring Your Blog to Workshop with Amanda Silver

With so many blogs out there, how do you make yours stand out and actually inspire a following of devoted readers? If you’re tasked with blogging as part of your marketing efforts for your book or brand, come to this workshop and learn some ways to better your blog for a stronger presentation and appreciative audience! During this workshop, we will review each participant’s blog, offering suggestions for improvement and celebrating its strong points. All participants will come away with a thoughtful review of their work from a professional blogger and their workshop peers, as well as materials to use as reference when blogging back at your desk.

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

Cost: $65 for NHWP members; $85 for nonmembers.

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

Contact: New Hampshire Writers’ Project

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Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Ekphrastic Poetry Night (Painted Word Poetry Series)

How do you interpret and respond to the messages of RESIST! INSIST! PERSIST! and Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul?

Compose an ekphrastic poem inspired by the works in these exhibitions that explores how language and visual art can work together to amplify a message.

The ancient Greeks taught ekphrasis as a way to share the emotional experience and content of an art object through detailed descriptive writing. In later centuries, ekphrasis was used to create vivid descriptions of art that functioned as works of communicative art in themselves.

Writers of selected poems will be invited to take part in this public reading. A collection of submitted poems will be printed in a booklet available at the Museum.

Contact: The Flemming Museum of Art

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Dec
7
1:30 PM13:30

Writing the Monologue Workshop with Robbi D'Allesandro

A writer’s approach to crafting a monologue can make or break the content within it. In this seminar, students will learn varied ways to tap into the critical psyche of their characters and through these processes, deepen the overall meaning of their work.

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

Cost: $65 for NHWP members; $85 for nonmembers.

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

Contact: New Hampshire Writers’ Project

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Jan
27
5:30 PM17:30

Single Sheet Books and Zines Workshop

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

These folded structures are great for creating quick books and zines. We’ll explore a variety of folds and cuts to make books with less or more pages. We’ll also use a variety of printing, collage, rubber stamp, stencil, and photocopy transfer techniques to get your text and images onto your pages.

Registration: Registration opens January 13, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Contact: Dartmouth College Book Arts Workshop

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Feb
4
6:30 PM18:30

Poetry and the Haiku: A Letterpress Orientation

  • 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 one session, but plan on coming in during an open studio to finish up printing your haikus.

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

Registration: Registration opens on January 21, 2020, at 6:30 pm.

Contact: Dartmouth College Book Arts Workshop

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Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

One Story at a Time: A Writing Workshop

Join Joni B. Cole, author and founder of the Writer’s Center of White River Junction, for this fun and meaningful workshop. You will be invited to write from a “prompt” as a means of mining material from your own life story. You also will have the opportunity to read aloud what you wrote and, equally powerful, listen as others share their voices, memories, and perspectives. Absolutely no writing experience is required, but aspiring authors in the workshop will pick up narrative techniques and tips on how to effectively craft memoirs or personal essays. Please bring a ready pen (or laptop) and an open mind.

Registration: Open to beginner to experienced writers. Space is limited; registration is required with the Information Desk starting October 1.

Contact: Howe Library

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Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Exploring a Poetics of Intimacy & Aversion Workshop with Jen Steinorth

Join us for this all-day poetry workshop with poet Jen Steinorth! The class workshop will be in three parts:

  • In the first part, we will examine the integration of the intimate with the repellent, examining poems that draw us into congress with another, while simultaneously affronting us with what causes us to avert our eyes.

  • In the second part, we will examine poems whose visual organization is architectural, who depend on open space, a virtual sky, field, stage across which to leap—who attend the movement of the eye across the page.

  • In the third part, we will examine some excerpts of book length erasures.

Cost: $125 ($135 with service fee)

Registration: Register online

Contact: The Word Barn

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Oct
8
6:15 PM18:15

Poetry Workshop with Kate Gibbel

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

Are you having trouble making time and space to write poems? Are you new to poetry and want a structured environment where you can explore? Are you a seasoned poet looking for new approaches to writing?

In this workshop we will experiment with new forms and techniques. Over the course of five weeks, we will strengthen our work and take risks in our writing. Through a combination of in-class writing exercises, workshops, and discussion of outside poems, we will develop reading and writing practices that will make us more attentive, generative, and generous poets. Participants will be expected to read three short poems and hand in one new poem each week.

This poetry workshop welcomes poets of all experiences.

This workshop will meet Tuesdays from October 8 through November 5

Cost: $100

Registration: Registration is required by contacting Kate Gibbel.

Contact: The Writer’s Center of White River Junction

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Oct
5
1:00 PM13:00

Comics Workshop with Marek Bennett

Join New Hampshire teaching artist Marek Bennett for a hands-on comics creation lab, featuring basic techniques of cartooning, comics creation, and self-publishing. Learn to create and publish original comics based on primary sources of social justice activism in Vermont and elsewhere. No experience required – everyone can draw comics!

Contact: The Fleming Museum

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Sep
29
3:00 PM15:00

Family, Memory, Place: Writing Family Stories

What family stories do you carry with you? What story do you tell over and over? What landscape do you cherish the most? One of the deepest human instincts is to tell our life stories, to figure out who we are and what it means to be human. This interactive workshop led by Maura MacNeil explores how the landscapes of our lives shape the stories that we tell. Participants explore the themes of family, memory, and place through sample narratives and a series of short writing exercises, gaining a deeper awareness of how their stories can preserve personal, generational, and communal history.

Contact: New Hampshire Humanities

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Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Climate Activism Workshop (Voices for Change)

Join Young Writers Project Community Leaders Hazel Civalier and Sophie Dauerman for this free writing workshop and open mic! This event is on the eve of the Sept. 20 Global Climate Strike and Hazel, Sophie, and Vermont poet Lizzy Fox will help you prep your words and message. Make signs for the 20th (materials provided) and/or participate in our public speaking/spoken word workshop and open mic. Whether you are participating on the 20th or just interested in climate change activism, please join us! More info on the Vermont Climate Strike! And the Global Climate Strike.

Register: Sign up online

Contact: Young Writers Project

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Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

New Hampshire Poetry Festival

Join us for the 5th Annual New Hampshire Poetry Festival, an exciting event celebrating the reading and writing of poetry. The festival is organized by two leading New Hampshire literary organizations, The Poetry Society of New Hampshire (PSNH) and New England College MFA in Creative Writing program (NEC MFA).

This year, we are pleased to welcome our headline reader Ilya Kaminsky, author of the widely acclaimed Deaf Republic, and winner of prizes including Poetry magazine’s Levinson Prize and the Pushcart Prize. Our workshop leaders are Chen Chen, Patrick Donnelly, Maudelle Driskell, and Joan Houlihan.

Cost: $50; $25 for students and panelists. The all-inclusive price includes discussions, workshops, and readings.

Registration: Register online

Contact: New Hampshire Poetry Festival

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Aug
11
2:00 PM14:00

Poetry Workshop with Deborah Brown

Deborah Brown, author of Walking the Dog’s Shadow and the just released The Human Half is leading a monthly Poetry workshop. The workshops are designed to combine lessons and exercises on aspects of craft (image, diction, metaphor) with a small amount of critique and in-group writing. For the novice to the published, 9 to 99 years. Join at the beginning or when you can. Free and all are welcome.

Contact: MainStreet BookEnds

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Aug
3
1:00 PM13:00

Abundance: A Yoga and Writing Workshop

In this intimately-sized 3-hour "retreat," Joni B. Cole and Deb Heimann welcome all who wish to revel in abundance through a combination of yoga and expressive writing. We will move and connect through breathing techniques, core-centered intention, and yoga poses to open channels of receptivity. We also will write from a “prompt” as a means of exploring our thoughts and feelings on the page, and sharing our journey forward. Absolutely no yoga or writing experience is required to attend this retreat. Min. participation: 5; Max: 10.

Cost: $55

Registration: Pre-registration is required by contacting either of the instructors: Deb dhremote@earthlink.net or Joni jonibethcole@gmail.com

Contact: Forresst Yoga With Deb

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Jul
20
8:30 AM08:30

Into The Words--League of Vermont Writers Summer Retreat

On July 20 the League of Vermont Writers (LVW) is holding "Into the Words," a summer writing retreat and member showcase, featuring member-led workshops and readings along with a celebration of the League's 90th anniversary.

 Membership in the League is not required to join in the fun, which takes place at LVW member Jerry Johnson's schoolhouse farm in Albany, Vermont, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. Snacks and water will be provided although participants should plan to bring their own lunch, beverage and lawn chair.

Throughout the day writers will have a choice of four concurrent workshops, each focused on a different aspect of writing and the writer's life. Topics include character development, public speaking and acting techniques for writers, developing an online author platform, blackout poetry, marketing, how to collaborate with an illustrator on a book project and using travel to bring authenticity to writing, among others.

In addition, the event will include exhibits of historical LVW items and a town hall meeting, which will provide an opportunity for members to share favorite memories and reminisce about the League's past and talk about visions for its future. Cake will be served. Members also may display their writing and bring their books to sell.

 The deadline to register is July 15. The fee is $20 for LVW members, $40 for non-members. For information or to register online, go to https://leagueofvermontwriters.org.

 


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Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

Drawing from the Past, A Nonfiction Comics Workshop with Marek Bennett

We'll look at basic techniques of cartooning and comics creation, then try our hands at drawing original comics based on primary source texts - including letters, diaries, oral history transcripts and recordings, photographs and other materials.

Our discussions will address elements of readability, historical accuracy, point of view, research, and the responsibilities of the artist as an interpreter of historical narratives. Participants each create 1+ pages of original comics drawn from primary source texts, and go home with the skills necessary to continue their work independently. No experience required!

The workshop will be held at the Saint Albans Museum.

Cost: $55-$95

Contact: Vermont Folklife Center

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Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

Poetry Workshop with Deborah Brown

Deborah Brown, author of Walking the Dog’s Shadow and the just released The Human Half is leading a monthly Poetry workshop. The workshops are designed to combine lessons and exercises on aspects of craft (image, diction, metaphor) with a small amount of critique and in-group writing. For the novice to the published, 9 to 99 years. Join at the beginning or when you can. Free and all are welcome.

Contact: MainStreet BookEnds

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Jul
13
9:30 AM09:30

Music and Poetry Workshop

A crash course in what inspires poets to write songs and composers to use certain poems, and a chance for us to bring our own words and music to life together. We will learn how to set words to music and how accompaniments can serve to illustrate texts. We will receive singing instruction and, of course, get to hear some beautiful music and sing some, too.

Open for all who are interested (you do not have to sing, but it would be nice). Bring your own snack/meals/paper and pencil. And bring friends, too, and children age 10 and up.

  • Morning session: “Text, Music, Rhythm, Improv” with Jeremiah McLane (composer/accordionist) morning session.

  • Afternoon session: Led by soprano Julie Ness. She will help us to sing in a healthy, beautiful way, and will perform too!!

  • 5:00 session with all the performers and teachers: Presentation with readings and music, including poem-songs we composed.

Cost: Free thanks to the Manheim Fund for the Arts (feel free to donate)

Registration: Email unitedchurchofstrafford@gmail.com to register, preferably, but last minute registration when you arrive is OK, too.

Contact: United Church of Strafford

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Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

Carl R. Small

Join us Tuesday, June 18 at Cafe Renee (right next to the Coolidge Hotel) to celebrate the release of Memories Unleashed: Vietnam Legacy, a new book by hometown author Carl R. Small. Carl’s reading will be followed by a free “prompt” workshop, where everyone is invited to write and share.

The reading starts at 6:30, but come early because Cafe Renee will be serving up light fare and its usual homey, European vibe. Bring something to write on/with. Bring a friend. (Heads up, space is limited.)

Contact: jonibethcole@gmail.com.

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Jun
14
5:00 PM17:00

Frost Farm Poetry Conference

From Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 16, join a small community of people at the historic Robert Frost Farm learning, reading and writing formal poetry with contemporary award-winning poets in an intimate workshop environment. Choose your focus from a series of offerings designed to provide tools for beginning poets as well as perfect the mastery of published poets.

  • Conference registration includes:

  • A choice of one of five workshops on various aspects of metrical poetry, including a Master class

  • One-on-one meeting with your instructor, who will provide personalized input on your poems (submitted in advance)

  • Keynote speaker: Bruce Bennett

  • Poet in Residence, Rhina P. Espaillat, will be available for individual critiques throughout the conference

  • Saturday afternoon panel: TBD

  • Readings by Frost Farm Prize winner and award-winning conference instructors

  • Opportunity to read your work at the historic Frost Farm during our participant readings

  • Delicious Friday night Welcome Reception on Frost Farm grounds

  • Breakfast and lunch (Saturday and Sunday) and Saturday night dinner

  • Networking and encouragement in a convivial setting with other poetry lovers

Cost: $325

Registration: Register online. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact: The Frost Farm

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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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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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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
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
12
2:00 PM14:00

Poetry Workshop with Deborah Brown

Join former UNH English professor Deborah Brown, author of Walking the Dog’s Shadow and the just released The Human Half, for a monthly Poetry Workshop. Bring a poem you like. The first session will include discussion of our format. For the novice to the published, 9 to 99 years. Join at the beginning or when you can.

Contact: MainStreet BookEnds

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May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Walt Whitman's Birthday and Compost Awareness Week Celebration

Come celebrate International Compost Awareness Week (May 5 to 11) and the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth (May 31, 1819) with a reading of Whitman's post-Civil War poem, "This Compost," a celebration of the earth's redemptive power.

After the reading, Hanover photographer Evelyn R. Swett will guide us in two response activities. You can choose to create a written response to the poem, or to create a "Compost Collage" to mark the arrival of spring, with materials that will be provided. Evelyn will have some of her Compost Composition photographs on display as well.

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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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Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

603: The Writers' 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 year’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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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
23
5:30 PM17:30

Spring Writing Workshop

It’s greening up out there. Let’s gather, and share our work with one another, and bring our projects (long-brewing or brand new) out of hibernation and into the light! This supportive, encouraging and semi-formal workshop is for writers of fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. (Short stories, novels, essays, lyric essays, memoirs, poems, hybrid forms, etc.) Both new and established writers are welcome, though we do have an application process for this intimate session.

This five-week workshop will have a maximum of ten participants, accepted on a first come, first serve basis. We will get to know one another and our goals. We will do some generative work, talk a lot about process and some about craft, and create a generous circle of (gentle) feedback.

To apply, please send a one or two paragraph letter of introduction describing your work and your intentions via the contact page. We will then contact you requesting a 5 page writing sample. This is an opportunity to offer time, dedication, and the gift of reflection to the writing project of your choice—perhaps something new, or a manuscript you’ve been working on (or dreaming of working on) for years.

This workshop meets five times, Tuesdays from April 23 through May 21.

Cost: $180

Contact: Word House

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Apr
23
5:30 PM17:30

Spring Writing Workshop with Robin MacArthur

This supportive, encouraging and semi-formal workshop, led by Robin MacArthur, is for writers of fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. (Short stories, novels, essays, lyric essays, memoirs, poems, hybrid forms, etc.) Both new and established writers are welcome, though we do have an application process for this intimate session.

This five-week workshop will meet on Tuesdays, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, from April 23 through May 28.

Registration: To apply, please send a one- or two-paragraph letter of introduction describing your work and your intentions via our contact page. We will then contact you requesting a 10-15 page writing sample.

Cost: $180, which includes a 30-minute one-on-one consultation with the instructor. (There are two scholarships available.)

Contact: Word House

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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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