LIterary Arts series

September 19th Wes McNair


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 

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

October 13th Maura MacNeil


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

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.


FREE-No registration Necessary

For more information call  763-5803 

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

November 1st Steve Lomer


Courage to Create: Overcoming the 

Fear of Failure

Pillsbury Free Library -Warner  7:00

Amazon best-selling author and filmmaker Stephen Lomer shares experiences and

anecdotes from his career so far and explains how he overcame the fear of failure and

rejection to find the courage to create, publish and market his books!

A self proclaimed grammar nerd, Star Trek fan, and other things that chicks dig, Stephen Lomer is

the author of the popular novel Typo Squad and Typo Squad Book II: Return of the

Wordmonger; the short story collections Stargazer Lilies or Nothing at All and Hell’s

Nerds and Other Tales; and the holiday novella Belle’s Christmas Carol. He’s been a

finalist in the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge numerous times, and has featured

stories in the anthologies UnCommon Evil, Once Upon a Time in Gravity City, and My

Peculiar Family II.

Stephen lives on Boston’s North Shore with his wife, Teresa.

FREE-No Registration Necessary

For more information call 763-5803

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