Calling for Haiku from MWG members and friends!

Calling for Haiku! The MWG Haiku Committee needs Haiku written by MWG members and friends of members by January 15th. We plan to “seed” the community with them and ask people to respond with poems of their own by March 15th.

Please send your own work to either Becky Sakellariou ( or Maggie Kemp ( or give it to them in person.

MWG Reading at Mariposa Museum

The Mariposa Museum in Peterborough and Monadnock Writers’ Group (MWG) will host the second First Friday reading of poetry and prose at the Mariposa on June 6, 2014 at 7 p.m.

MWG invites all authors previously published in any MWG publication, including Smoky Quartz and Shadow and Light–A Literary Anthology on Memory to read their MWG published works at the Mariposa on June 6.

Last year’s reading was a successful and enjoyable evening, so we hope you’ll consider coming out again to share your work with the community.

R.S.V.P via email to Candace Bergstrom by June 3 at
Please plan your reading for five to eight minutes, so we may accommodate all of the evening’s readers.

The Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center is located at 26 Main St. in Peterborough, NH. You may contact the Mariposa at (603) 924-4555 or www.

Spring 2014 Issue of Smoky Quartz Now Online

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.”

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Winter is finally behind us in New Hampshire, and the spring 2014 issue of Smoky Quartz  is now online.

Many thanks to the writers and artists who shared their wonderful poetry and artwork in this issue.

You can view the cover page and table of contents here.

We hope you enjoy the issue.

The editors,

Linda J. Thomas

Candace Bergstrom

Submissions: Peace Poetry Awards

The Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards are an annual series of awards to encourage poets to explore and illuminate positive visions of peace and the human spirit. The Poetry Awards include three age categories: Adult, Youth 13-18, and Youth 12 & Under.

The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2014.

Please see the submission guidelines here: