Upcoming Literary Events

September 19th Wes McNair

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Courage to Create: “Mending Broken Things”

Newport Library Arts Center  7:00

Taking a cue from his memoir, The Words I Chose, Wes McNair will give a combined

poetry reading and talk titled “Mending Broken Things.” In his memoir he says, 

"I am a poet who has been shaped from the start by the threat of things dear to 

me coming apart.”

He will show how he has addressed this threat in poems that attempt to repair and restore the broken world.


FREE-No Registration Necessary

For More information call  863-3430 

October 13th Maura MacNeil

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 Courage to Create: Family, Memory, Place: Writing Family Stories

at the Newbury Vets Hall   3:00

(with the Newbury Public Library)

What family stories do you carry with you? What story do you tell over and over? What landscape do you cherish the most? One of the deepest human instincts is to tell our life stories, to figure out who we are and what it means to be human. This interactive workshop led by Maura MacNeil explores how the landscapes of our lives shape the stories that we tell. Participants explore the themes of family, memory, and place through sample narratives and a series of short writing exercises, gaining a deeper awareness of how their stories can preserve personal, generational, and communal history.

  “This program is made possible by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities. 


FREE-No registration Necessary

For more information call  763-5803