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.
Saturday, May 24th at 2 p.m. at the Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough
MWG member, Tory McCagg, will be signing and discussing Bittersweet Manor, her new novel. You can learn more about Tory and her novel at www.torymccagg.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. mariposamuseum.org
“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.
Linda J. Thomas
AWP’s Donald Hall Prize Winner
“Hodgen’s tone occupies a singular place at the intersection of funky wit and true feeling.”
~ Billy Collins
at Del Rossi’s, Dublin, N.H.
Sunday, June 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Benefit for Monadnock Writers’ Group Endowment Fund
$20 (all goes toward the fund )
Reserve your seat now: 603-525-4715 or 563-7195
Introduced by Rodger Martin
As part of National Poetry month, NHPR’s Sean Hurley has been introducing us to a New Hampshire poet every Friday. Today we hear from Rodger Martin who lives in Hancock. Martin published his latest volume of poetry, The Battlefield Guide, in 2010.
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: