Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers. ~ May Sarton Leaving its two-year hibernation behind, Smoky Quartz celebrates its return with a poetry-packed Spring 2019 issue. Twenty-three poems contributed by eleven poets take us from formal to free … Continue reading -New! Smoky Quartz – Spring 2019 Issue
-Six Word Story Project Submissions
You can now read all of the Six Word Story Project submissions (that we got permission to post)! Also check out our winners. Martin F. Danahy 1st Place - There's always yet never another now. Cynthia Sue Martel 2nd Place (tie) - Hush. Sirens are headed our way. Bad dog. Drop Jason’s jawbone now! Conscience … Continue reading -Six Word Story Project Submissions
-Congratulations Six Word Story Winners!
We have our winners for the Six Word Story Project! Six Word Story Winners First Place: Martin F. Danahy - There's always, yet never, another now. Second Place (tied): Lynda Mabbs-Zeno - Childless daughter becomes mother to mother. Second Place (tied): Cynthia Sue Martel - Hush. Sirens are headed our way.
-Pleas for poets from Susan Wadsworth
Susan Wadsworth has developed an exhibition of her art that will be displayed in the Jaffrey Civic Center. She is looking for people to write poems to go along with the art. The poems are due by April 15. Learn more here: http://susanwadsworthworksonpaper.com/plea-for-poets/
-Openings on the MWG Board
Three MWG Board members will be completing their term at the end of the program year in July and some of them will be stepping down then. Please consider joining the Board to help with identifying speakers and designing our programs. Nominations for Board membership will be taken at the May general meeting and elections … Continue reading -Openings on the MWG Board
-Three Minute Fiction Slam
When we sent out the Quill, the date for the New Hampshire finals of the Three-Minute Fiction had not yet been announced nor had some of the other preliminary locations. Now you can see the full schedule at https://www.nhwritersproject.org/three-minute-fiction-slam/. You are free to enter the competitions at any of the preliminary sites. As noted in … Continue reading -Three Minute Fiction Slam
-Notes from the January MWG Meeting
Thank you to Bill Doreski for his presentation! The Mud Chronicles Reception: There will be a reception for The Mud Chronicles at New England College in Henniker on Thursday January 24 from 5-7. Six Word Story Project: Submissions for the Six Word Story Project are due March 31. 3 Minute Fiction Slam: The 3 minute … Continue reading -Notes from the January MWG Meeting
-Monadnock Writers’ Group Speaker Series – Winter/Spring 2019
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 … Continue reading -Monadnock Writers’ Group Speaker Series – Winter/Spring 2019
-The Mud Chronicles is live!
The buy link for The Mud Chronicles is live! (Note they won't process orders until January) The Mud Chronicles is also available at the Peterborough Toadstool today, the other Toadstools soon. You can also pick up a copy at the Monadnock Writers Group monthly meetings. Many thanks to the editorial team!
-Elaine Isaak’s Presentation for the November MWG Meeting
Breathless: Pacing your prose Whether you are writing a memoir, a novel, or creative non-fiction, the pace at which your narrative unfolds has a huge impact on reader. How do you intensify a scene, bringing the reader deep into the narrative, and still keep the story moving? Learn how the basic types of prose (summary, … Continue reading -Elaine Isaak’s Presentation for the November MWG Meeting