Writers Group

Calling writers of all levels and abilities!


The Smyth Public Library hosts a gathering of writers once a month where we work together on timed writing exercises using prompts and other sources of inspiration. The writing periods will be followed by sharing some of the work with each other.

The goal of the group is to loosen up and get the pen moving on paper. We don’t seek to have with a finished work by the end of the session and you don’t need to arrive with a finished piece of writing to share. The writer’s group is a place to meet other writers and to flex your writing muscles.

Please come ready to write with your device of choice: paper and pen, computer, tablet, phone, etc.

The group meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30pm.

Good afternoon! The NH Writers’ Project is pleased to have Boston professional book cover designer, Alex Camlin present a workshop for authors next weekend. I am copying information about it below. I am also attaching a flyer that you might wish to print and post in your library. Your consideration is much appreciated.


Beth D’Ovidio

Marketing Director, NH Writers’ Project


Building Better Book Covers with Alex Camlin

Make Your Cover Stand Out From The Others On The Shelf

With more books being published than at any point in the past, and with instant access to an overwhelming selection of choices for any one reader, effective book covers—clever, iconic, current, culturally-aware, sophisticated and memorable—are more important than ever, signaling the subject, tone, and intended audience to a potential reader, all in a few seconds or less.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a favorite book cover, as well as their own book cover, for a short group discussion and critique.

Alex Camlin is the principal of AC/D, a design studio based in greater Boston. With 20 years of experience as an art director in publishing, his recently founded practice is limited almost exclusively to books and their covers.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a favorite book cover for a short group discussion and critique. Get more details here.

WHERE: The workshop will be held at The Ford House on the campus of SNHU (2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH 03106 — Directions and parking info here)

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 1:30-4:30 pm

COST: This workshop is $65 for NHWP members or $85 for nonmembers and is limited to 12 students. Register now to ensure your spot in the class using the “Register now” button below.

Not a member? Want to join a community of writers working to foster an audience for literature in New Hampshire? Click here to join or renew your membership to the New Hampshire Writers Project.