The Monadnock Writers’ Group will meet on the third Saturday of every month January through June, 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the Peterborough Town Library in the lower level meeting room. The Speaker Series is open to the public and free of charge. Library construction may lead to a change of location in May and June.
January 19: William Doreski
William Doreski lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire, in a small house in the woods. He taught at Keene State College for many years, but has now retired to feed the deer and wild turkeys. He has published three critical studies, including Robert Lowell’s Shifting Colors. His essays, poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in many journals and several small-press books. His forthcoming book of poetry is The Last Concert (Salmon Press).
February 16: David Gonthier, Jr.
David Gonthier, Jr. has a BA in Drama/Theatre Arts, an MS in Film and an MFA in Creative Writing. In addition to teaching in the Film Department at Keene State, he teaches mindfulness courses in the English department at NHTI in Concord, and is a writing coach at the Online Writing Center at SNHU. He has published short fiction, film articles and two books on film. In addition, he is a filmmaker, theatre producer/playwright/director and a guitar player/songwriter.
March 16: Eric Masterson
When not fielding questions about birds, bicycling the migration route of the Broad-winged Hawk from New Hampshire to Panama, or learning how to ride thermals in his hang glider, Eric Masterson coordinates the Harris Center’s land protection and stewardship activities. He lives with his wife, Tricia, and dog, Rusty, in Hancock.
April 20: Jenna Le
A Minnesota-born Vietnamese American, Jenna Le works as a physician in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire. Her poetry, fiction, essays, criticism, and translations have been published widely. Le has been a Minnetonka Review Editor’s Prize winner, a two-time Pharos Poetry Competition winner, a William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition finalist, a Michael E. DeBakey Poetry Award finalist, a Pamet River Prize semifinalist, a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a Best of the Net nominee, and a Rhysling Award nominee.
May 11: Yvonne Daley (note date change!)
Yvonne Daley moved to Vermont in 1967 as part of the counterculture
movement and later became an award-winning journalist for the Boston Globe, Rutland Herald, Washington Post and other publications. Her newest book, Going Up the Country, explores how thousands of young migrants like her, largely from cities and suburbs of New York and Massachusetts, turned their backs on the establishment of the 1950s and moved to Vermont, spawning a revolution in lifestyle, politics, farming, sexuality, and business practices that had a profound impact on the state and the nation.
NOTE: Please note the change of date to avoid conflict with Children and the Arts