Portsmouth Literary Events: 2019

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WRITING GROUPS

Creative Writing Group #1
Meets 2nd &4th Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 PM
Bi-monthly meeting of the Creative Writing Group #1
Writers of all levels and genres are welcome to join.
To see if this group is now accepting new members, please contact the group facilitator, Kathleen Slover
Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrott Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Contact: Kathleen Slover
Email: portsmouthwritersgrup@gmail.com


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.
Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrott Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Contact: Ginny Davis
Email: ginrae2003@yahoo.com
Location: MacLeod Board Room

Memoir Writing
The Memoir Writers Group at PPL meets every other Monday from 10:00 AM to NOON.
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

Time to Write at The Word Barn
1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm
An ongoing writing workshop led by co-owner of The Word Barn and host of The Silo Series, Sarah Anderson (and occasional guest writers). Come exchange work with writers; give and receive feedback; use a writing prompt to get your creative juices flowing and more.
The Word Barn
66 Newfield’s Road
Exeter, NH
Contact: Sarah Anderson
Email: thewordbarn@gmail.com
www.thewordbarn.com

PODCASTS

WPM – Writing, Publishing, Marketing
Panel discussion featuring local authors, and a chance to mingle with the Seacoast writing community.
Second Tuesday of each month. 6-8 pm
WSCA Community Radio
909 Islington Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Contact: Steve Carter
Email:steve@maatpublishing.net
http://www.maatpublishing.net/WPM_podcasts.html

BOOK GROUPS

The Speculative Fiction Book Group
Final Tuesday of the month at 7 PM
Popovers on the Square
8 Congress Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
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
Contact: Christine
Phone: 603.766.1703
Email: ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
Location: Hilton Garden Room

Spanish Book Group
Fridays 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
This is for fluent in Spanish, group reads books in Spanish and discusses them in Spanish.
Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrott Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Contact: Jean Fortier
Email: jean.fortier27@gmail.com
Location: Hilton Garden Room

OPEN MICS

Hoot Night at Cafe Espresso
1st  Wednesday of the month 7:00-9:00 PM
Café Espresso
738 Islington Street #3
Portsmouth NH, 03801
Contact: Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program
Email: Info@pplp.org

Beat Night Poetry
3rd Thursday of the month 7:00-9:00 PM
Portsmouth Book and Bar
40 Pleasant Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Contact: Mike Nelson
Email: beatnightpress@gmail.com

Long Story Short
Wednesday nights from 7:00-9:00 PM
Long Story Short is an ongoing live storytelling event featuring people from around the Seacoast. The shows are held quarterly at 3S Artspace and feature six people sharing their stories based on a common theme.

The shows for 2019 include:
March 13 – Regrets Only Please
April 11 – You Can Never Go Back – Rye Jr. High School Teen Storytelling Event
June 12 – Summer Stories
September 11 – Breaking All the Rules
October TBD – Dark Tales Portsmouth Halloween Parade Fundraiser
Dec 11 – Planes, Trains and Automobiles

3s Artspace
319 Vaughn Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
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/

EDITORS

Tanya Gold
Book Editor | Writing Coach | Literary Omnivore

Tanya is a former Portsmouthian and current Cantabrigian who has been in publishing for about 20 years. She provides story editing, manuscript critiques, line editing, copy editing, and coaching for writers. She works on fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Tanya also teaches editing and writing workshops.
http://www.TanyaGold.com

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2 thoughts on “Portsmouth Literary Events: 2019

  1. Steve Carter says:

    Hi Tamara,
    Please add:
    WPM – Writing, Publishing, Marketing
    Panel discussion featuring local authors, and a chance to mingle with the Seacoast writing community.
    Second Tuesday of each month. 6-8 pm
    WSCA Community Radio
    909 Islington St., Portsmouth

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