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MWG monthly meetings are free of charge and open to the public.

Monthly meetings are free of charge and open to the public, and are held in the lower level of the Peterborough Town Library, 2 Concord Street in downtown Peterborough, New Hampshire. Meetings run from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month from September through June, except for May which is held on the second Saturday in deference to Children and the Arts.

Speaker Series for 2019/2020 Season

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September 21, 2019 — A Visit to The MacDowell Colony

NOTE: The September 15th meeting will be held at The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, not at the Peterborough Town Library. As with all of MWG’s monthly meetings, this meeting is open to the public and free of charge.

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The MacDowell Colony, photograph by Patricia Henderson

For the fourth year, Monadnock Writers’ Group will meet at The MacDowell Colony’s Savidge Library in September, thanks to the generosity of the MacDowell staff and the willingness of two current writers in residence to share their process and work with us. It’s a grand way to start, being at the celebrated artists colony that has supported so many artists, composers, playwrights, poets and writers over the years! You can learn more about The MacDowell Colony at their website: http://www.macdowellcolony.org/

DIRECTIONS: Driving directions from the Peterborough Town Hall (the Intersection of Grove Street and Main Street) to The MacDowell Colony, 100 High Street, Peterborough.
(Total distance from Town Hall to The MacDowell Colony is ONE mile.)

From the intersection of Grove and Main Streets:

  • Go WEST on Main Street for 2/10 mile to VINE Street.
  • Turn RIGHT on VINE Street then an IMMEDIATE LEFT onto HIGH Street.
  • In 3/10 mile the road forks; STAY RIGHT AT THE FORK, STAY on HIGH Street.
  • In 4/10 mile the MacDowell Colony is on the LEFT. TURN LEFT to parking.

WHERE TO PARK: Parking will be in the Colony’s main lot along the pine trees off High Street, with some parking available at the Library located to the left behind the main building.

OCTOBER 19


LOCATION: Peterborough Town Library

NOVEMBER 16 – Randy Pierce


Randy PierceRandy Pierce founded 2020 Vision Quest, which leads and inspires students and professionals to reach beyond adversity and achieve their peak potential. 2020 Vision Quest benefits the visually impaired community: Future in Sight and the internationally renowned Guide Dogs for the Blind.

In 2018 Randy published See You at the Summit: My Blind Journey from the Depths of Loss to the Heights of Achievement.
Randy Pierce was on top of the world, 22 years old, fresh out of college and thriving at an excellent job. His promising future seemed certain. Then, in just two short and devastating weeks, an unexpected neurological disorder plunged him into blindness. Randy, believing his future had vanished in the blink of an eye, wondered, “How can my life have meaning now?” Before he could fully answer, he had further to fall. Blindness was far from the worst challenge he would face. See You at the Summit, Randy’s uplifting personal account of his journey through adversity to accomplishment. This improbable tale of human resiliency follows Randy as he learns to pick up the pieces of his life while discovering the extreme love, devotion and bravery of his guide dogs. He climbs from his lowest point, persevering to historic achievements in hiking, winning a National Marathon Championship, and becoming a highly sought motivational speaker. Randy’s insightful vision will show you how our choices in responding to life’s challenges define us so much more than those challenges ever could and perhaps, how a blind man really can see! See You at the Summit is built upon an indomitable spirit inviting you to share in summits of success and reach your peak potential.
View Randy’s TEDx Talk Vision Beyond Sight
Visit Randy at http://2020visionquest.org

LOCATION: Peterborough Town Library

DECEMBER 21

Our December meeting is the popular Member Read-Around. Please bring a few poems or short excerpts from your writing to share with the group (5-10 minutes of reading time each). Please note that in the interest of time, this is not a critique session. It is your chance to shine and hear your voice within a welcoming, writer community.

The public is welcome to attend and hear Monadnock Writers’ Group members read excerpts from their work.

LOCATION: Peterborough Town Library

JANUARY 18, 2020

FEBRUARY 15

MARCH 21

APRIL 18

MAY 9

*date change
NOTE: Please note the change of date to avoid conflict with Children and the Arts

JUNE 20 – Annual meeting and Read-around

The public is welcome to attend and hear Monadnock Writers’ Group members read excerpts from their work.


The public is welcome to attend any Monadnock Writers’ Group meeting.

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