This weekend is suppose to be just glorious, weather-wise. If you are out and about and looking for something to do, why not take in one of these great book-related events happening around our wonderful state?
May 20, Effingham: The Effingham Public Library will host a reading by New Hampshire poet laureate W.E. Butts at 7 p.m. (603-539-1537).
May 21-23, Sunapee: Words in Play will hold summer writing retreats, combining creative sessions with movement and meditation. Workshop presenters will include Deb McKew, founder of Words in Play Writing Retreats; Lucy Young, artist and proprietor of Hemlock Harbor, the lakeside location for the retreat; and Dianalee Velie, critically acclaimed poet. For more information 603-724-3609; [email protected]).
New Hampshire Writer’s Project
May 22, 2010, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Naming the World: A Day of Fiction and Fiction Exercises
with Bret Anthony Johnston
May 23, Greenfield: The Monadnock Pastoral Poetry Retreat will hold its concluding reading with feature poets the 19 Annual Septet, including Jim Beschta, Pat Fargnoli, Terry Farish, John Hodgen, Rodger Martin, and Susan Roney-O’Brien. The banquet following costs $20. Signups begin at 2:30 p.m., with readings to follow at 3 p.m., the Barbara C. Harris Center.
Barnes and Noble
1741 South Willow Street
Manchester, NH 03103
235 Daniel Webster Hwy
Nashua, NH 03060
Fox Run Crossings
45 Gosling Road
Newington, NH 03801
125 S Broadway Route 28
Salem, NH 03079
76 Fort Eddy Rd.
Concord, NH 03301
30 Ash Brook Road
Keene, NH 03431
281 Daniel Webster Highway
Nashua, NH 03060
285 Plainfield Rd.
W. Lebanon, NH 03784
27 South Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
Doug Stewart, The Boy Who Would Be Shakespeare
Thursday, May 20, 7 PM
Dr. Michael Holick, The Vitamin D Solution
Friday, May 21, 7 PM
Poetry Society of New Hampshire
5/21/2010 all day Barbara Harris Center, Greenfield, NH Monadnock Pastoral Poetry Retreat VI runs for three days with John Hodgen, Terry Farish, Susan Roney O’Brien, & James Beschta
5/25/2010 7PM The Lion Cafe, Rte 10, Deerfield, NH
Open mic mailto: [email protected]
5/26/2010 7PM Cafe on the Corner, Dover, NH Open mic 603-749-4711
River Run Bookstore
20 Congress Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010 – 7:00 PM
Gerry Boyle reads from his latest mystery, DAMAGED GOODS
MONDAY, MAY 24, 2010 – 6:30 PM
The Portsmouth/Severodvinsk Connection (PSC), RiverRun Bookstore and the Portsmouth Library present Seacoast authors, Louis Salome and Cathy Frierson
MONDAY, MAY 24, 2010 – 7:00 PM
Socrates Exchange meets at RiverRun Bookstore
May 26, Portsmouth: Writers in the Round will host a live music and poetry event featuring Deidre Randall, Kristen Miller, and Portsmouth poet laureate Mark DeCarteret at 7 p.m., RiverRun Bookstore (603-431-2100; www.riverrunbookstore.com).
at The Colony Mill Marketplace
at Lorden Plaza
at 12 Depot Sq.
Water Street Bookstore, Inc.
125 Water Street
Exeter, NH 03833
May 21, Exeter: Founder of the Concord Free Press Stona Fitch will read from his novel Give + Takeat 7 p.m., Water Street Bookstore (603-778-9731.
Willow Bascom, VT artist and writer, to share from her new children’s book, Paisley Pig and Friends!
Sat, 05/22/2010 – 11:00am
May 22, Exeter: Author Todd Hearon will explore a quest for human connection through his new poetry collection Strange Land at 7 p.m., Water Street Bookstore (603-778-9731.
If you would like to have your event included in the weekly update, please email me at [email protected] a week prior to the event.
Have a great weekend!