NHWP offers craft and business oriented workshops throughout the year for its members. Some of these topics include:
- writing in a specific genre
- engaging with social media
- querying an agent
- getting published
- critiquing and finding critique groups
- putting your work before readers
Check back with this page often to see the upcoming workshops and to register. Many workshops sell out so be sure to sign up early for ones you are interested in!
July 18 starting at 1pm (3 hours):
Start that Memoir You’ve Always Wanted to Write! 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 reflection 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 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. Don’t delay! Start writing your memoir today!
Katherine Mayfield is the author of the award-winning memoir The Box of Daughter: Healing the Authentic Self, a concise guide to writing memoir, What’s Your Story?, and numerous other books. She has taught memoir-writing in Adult Ed classes throughout Maine for several years, and has worked as an editor for more than 20 years. Katherine is also the publisher and editor of the Maine Review, a quarterly literary magazine which publishes short fiction, poetry, CNF, and essays on writing.
WHERE: The class will be held at NHWP Headquarters in the Ford House on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University (2500 North River Road, Hooksett, 03106). Click here for directions. It is a small white farmhouse beside the large Library Learning Commons building.
COST: Each class is $65 for non-members or $50 for NHWP members. Each class is limited to 12 students. Register now to ensure your spot in the class. Not a member? Want to join a community of writers working to foster an audience for literature in New Hampshire? Click here to join or renew your membership to the New Hampshire Writers Project.