Other Poetry Opportunities Around NH

To submit a poetry opportunity to be posted here, please email psnhinfo@gmail.com with the following details: Name of Event, Host, Date & Time, Location, Description (topic, readers, open mic, etc.), Info about how to attend, and Contact for joining or more information (email or website)

Readings
Workshops
Contests/Submissions
Book Release Events


Readings

Peterborough Poetry Project & The Toadstool Bookshop, Peterborough
Rachel Sturges and Bill Chatfield will be reading from their first book of poems.
Saturday, October 17th at 11 AM – Outdoor* at the rear of the building opposite Twelve Pine.
*If the event is rained out, we hope poetry lovers will stop inside to check out the books and we will try for a Zoom event at a later date.
Rachel will be reading from her new and first book of poems: “you, genesis.” Some poems contain mature language and themes.
Chatfield will be reading from his new book, “Out of Darkness,” published in July. The authors will be available after the readings for discussion and Q and A. 
Both books are available now and at the reading at Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough. Both will be available at their Keene store by next week.  More information about the books is available at the “Books” page at the website: peterboroughpoetryproject.org. 
FREE poem-on-picture-postcard with every book purchased. See Peterborough Poetry Project’s Instagram posts for an example of the postcard.
Email peterboroughpoetry@gmail.org for more info.

The Bookery
 Erica Bodwell, Reading and craft talk: “How to Get Your Work Published”
October 22, 2020 at 7:00 PM on Zoom
To Join:  https://www.bookerymht.com
For more information:  Erica@ericasoferbodwell.com or www.ericasoferbodwell.com

Loom (Zoom) Poetry In Harrisville
Jennifer Militello & Chen Chen. Each poet will read for about 20 minutes, then converse with the audience.
November 15, 2020 at 4:30 PM on Zoom
To Join: Contact Rebeccagibson55@gmail.com with LOOMZOOM in the subject line. [Please note: Everyone should start off with audio muted]
http://theloompoetry.com/

Rochester Writers Night
A monthly gathering and live reading for writers in Rochester and the surrounding community. While we don’t restrict readings to poetry, most of our members do usually read poetry.
The fourth Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM on Zoom
Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rochesterNHwriters/.

New England Poetry Club
NEPC is a poets’ association founded in 1915 by Amy Lowell, Robert Frost, and Conrad Aiken to foster the art of poetic expression. We run the oldest poetry reading series in the country. We offer an ongoing writing workshop open to all members. We sponsor awards and contests to encourage and recognize poetic achievement. And we look for new creative ways to foster understanding and love of poetry.
 https://nepoetryclub.org/


Workshops

WHEATON WRITING ACADEMY:
October 10, 2020: Peter Murphy
Breaking through the Abstract
12:00 – 3:00 PM on Zoom: Poetry helps us understand concepts such as truth, beauty, death, love, loss, etc. However, many poems fail to connect because they rely on abstract language to convey these ideas. In this workshop you will learn to create concrete images that move your readers so they feel and think something akin to what you are feeling and thinking. Using contemporary works as models you will compose new poems that strive to be imaginative, meaningful and true.
Cost: $50.00. If the price of the workshop presents an issue, PLEASE contact me at wheatonwriter@gmail.com.
To REGISTER:  send an email to wheatonwriter@gmail.com.  Payment for the workshops can be made to Wheaton Writing Academy through Venmo or PayPal at wheatonwriter@gmail.com , or by check to Wheaton Writing Academy, LLC.

WHEATON WRITING ACADEMY:
November 14, 2020: Carol Bachofner
The Power of Lament and Elegy
12:00 – 3:00 PM on Zoom: In this workshop we will examine the poetry of loss to move us to examine our ever-connected world.  This poetry is soulful and enticing as we navigate loss on a GLOBAL level.  We will read elegies and laments and then write!  An example of elegy is Whitman’s When Lilacs Last in the Garden Bloom’d.
Cost: $50.00. If the price of the workshop presents an issue, PLEASE contact me at wheatonwriter@gmail.com.
To REGISTER:  send an email to wheatonwriter@gmail.com.  Payment for the workshops can be made to Wheaton Writing Academy through Venmo or PayPal at wheatonwriter@gmail.com , or by check to Wheaton Writing Academy, LLC.

WHEATON WRITING ACADEMY:
December 12, 2020: Erine Leigh
The Gift of Poetry
12:00 – 3:00 PM on Zoom: In this season of gift-giving, let us shop within for meaningful offerings. I will bring examples of inspired poems. Our discussion will be around whether and how they manage to awaken emotional responses in us. Let’s spend three hours focused on gratitude and giving. Let’s find the humble manger in our hearts, to fan forth the birth of living spirit from the dying of the light. Let’s fashion gifts from words, remembering the best things often come in the smallest packages, embers of warm wishes, perhaps love wrapped in a sonnet.  Let’s gift our friends and family with appreciation, from the trance of poetic creation. 
Cost: $50.00. If the price of the workshop presents an issue, PLEASE contact me at wheatonwriter@gmail.com.
To REGISTER:  send an email to wheatonwriter@gmail.com.  Payment for the workshops can be made to Wheaton Writing Academy through Venmo or PayPal at wheatonwriter@gmail.com , or by check to Wheaton Writing Academy, LLC.



Contests / Submissions

Writing the Land
Writing the Land is a project that pairs poets with land-trust protected lands.
We are interested in expanding and sustaining the community of creatives and environmentally-minded people. We are looking for poets especially in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine, and are expanding to southern parts of New England as land trusts in those areas enroll. We welcome all poets to take part, and are especially interested in lifting up under-represented and indigenous voices.
Publishing Information: We will publish an anthology of the collected poems (with Human Error Publishing, Greenfield, MA) with a chapter for each enrolled land trust at the end of 2021, and we will publish your poems on our website in the meantime. We expect (but can’t guarantee) all poems will be included in the anthology up to 3 poems/land/poet, and we have professional editors who will work with emerging poets if needed
Submission Timeline: We are accepting poets and land trusts on a rolling basis throughout the end of 2020 and if needed into the summer 2021, matching poets with lands as they become available, so it’s important to note where you’d be willing to travel.
Please visit our website  www.writingtheland.org  for the most up-to-date information and to join the project.
Thanks so much for considering being part of this project.


Book Release Events

Gibson’s Bookstore
Erica Bodwell, Author of the poetry collection Crown of Wild.
A reading and Q&A.
September 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM on Zoom
To Join: https://www.gibsonsbookstore.com/event/2020-09
For more information: Erica@ericasoferbodwell.com or www.ericasoferbodwell.com