Portsmouth Literary Events: 2018

2018 Portsmouth, NH ongoing Literary Events

WRITING GROUPS

Memoir Writing Group
The Memoir Writers Group at PPL meets on Monday mornings twice a month.
No matter what your writing level, the group welcomes all people who desire to record their remembrances. We learn by submitting rough drafts and participating in constructive critiques. We love to laugh and have fun, even when a memoir pulls our heartstrings. 
Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrott Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Contact: Bob James
Email: rajames21@gmail.com
Location: MacLeod Board Room

Creative Writing Group #1
Meets 2nd &4th Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 PM
Portsmouth Public Library
Bi-monthly meeting of the Creative Writing Group #1
Writers of all levels and genres are welcome to join.
Open to the public – LIBRARY PROGRAM
Contact: Kathleen Slover
Email: info@portsmouthwritersgroup.org

Creative Writing Group #2
Creative Writing Group #2 meets every other Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.
This workshop format is open to writers in all genres. We will share our writing and respond to it in a thoughtful, constructive and encouraging way. Additionally, we will discuss short published pieces focusing on craft and technique.
To see if this group is now accepting new members, please contact the group facilitator, Ginny Davis.
Contact: Ginny Davis
Email: ginrae2003@yahoo.com
Location: MacLeod Board Room

BOOK GROUPS
OUTLOUD BOOK GROUP
2nd & 4th Monday of the month 6-7:30 PM 
In the Basement of the Hotel Portsmouth
40 Court Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
The out loud book group will resume on January 8, 2018, and will take place on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. It’s a casual kind of book club open to the public. The idea is to bring any kind of book that one might find totally awesome or inspiring and read out loud to the group. Parking is free and light refreshments are provided.
Contact: Todd Dowey
Email: ToddDowey@icloud.com

Portsmouth Public Library’s Cookbook Book Club!
This event requires registration. Please call 766-1703 to register.
We meet every other month on the second Tuesday, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the library. Each meeting has a theme and includes a potluck where attendees bring dishes cooked from books within that theme and then discuss the book and theme. Each meeting is free-standing, with no required commitment, so register for the meetings that interest you.
January’s topic is Healthy New Year. Whatever it means to you, we’ll start the year with books on healthy, delicious foods. And if there is a food you’ve been meaning to try or a cooking skill that has intimidated you (yeast? stocks?) feel free to test – you are among friends. A list of suggested titles to start you thinking is available at the Circulation Desk.
Location: Hilton Garden Room
Portsmouth Public Library
Contact: Christine
Phone: 603.766.1703
Email: ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
Location: Hilton Garden Room

Fiction Book Group
Portsmouth Public Library’s Fiction Book Club generally meets on the second Monday of each month, at 1 PM or 7 PM. Copies of each book are available for checkout with a PPL card.
Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrott Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Monthly fiction book group, sponsored by the library.
Open to the public
Location: MacLeod Board Room
Contact: Cathy Okhuysen
Phone: (603) 427-1540
Email: ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com

The Speculative Fiction Book Group
4th Tuesday of the month at 7 PM
Location to be determined.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Open to the public
LIBRARY PROGRAM
Contact: Laura Horwood.Benton
Phone: 603.766.1711
Email: lkhorwood.benton@cityofportsmouth.com

Nonfiction Book Group
3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM
Portsmouth Public Library – Hilton Garden Room
175 Parrott Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Monthly nonfiction book group
Open to the public
Contact: Christine
Phone: 603.766.1703
Email: ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
Location: Hilton Garden Room

OPEN MICS

Hoot Night at Cafe Espresso 
1st  Wednesday of the month 7:00-9:00 PM
Café Espresso
Contact: Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program
Email: Info@pplp.org

Beat Night Poetry
3rd Thursday of the month 7:00-9:00 PM
At Portsmouth Book and Bar
Contact: Mike Nelson
Email: beatnightpress@gmail.com

Poetry After Hours at RiverRun

4th Wednesday of the month 7:00-9:00 PM
RiverRun Bookstore
142 Fleet Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Contact: RiverRunBookstore
Email: info@riverrunbookstore.com

Long Story Short
Upcoming LSS:
Wednesday, March 14, 2018: Friends & Enemies
Wednesday, June 13, 2018: Changes
Wednesday, September 19, 2018: What I thought I knew
Wednesday, December 12, 2018: Family Ties

7-9 PM
3s Artspace
319 Vaughn Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Participants stand on stage and tell a 10-minute non-fiction story, loosely based on a theme.

Contact: Beth LaMontagne Hall
Email: blh@gardnerstate.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/LSSat3S/

HANG OUTS

Writers Night Out
1st Monday of the month 7-9 PM
Portsmouth Book and Bar
40 Pleasant Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Contact: Jeff Deck
Email: jeffdeck@jeffdeck.com
Website: https://www.nhwritersproject.org/writers-night-out/

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