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EVENTS

ONLINE Workshop: Writing a Picture Book, January 14 and 21, 6:30-8 p.m. https://www.cityofportsmouth.com/library/news/picturebook

In this two-week workshop, participants will explore word by word and image by image how a few picture books are made. Please join me to explore the narrative components that help a picture book sing.  Register at the link above.

Children's Literacy Foundation, Zoom story telling.  February 10  Details soon.

Book Club, February 23, Portsmouth, NH, The Good Braider

Recent Past Events

Thompson Free Library Reading Group on zoom. Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. Dec. 10. I joined the Thompson Library’s reading group who read The Good Braider. I like that I can meet readers in places that seemed far away. Dover-Foxcroft is a small town about half way between Bangor and way far north in Jackman.

Lemon Punch Theater Lab, New Plays on Zoom, including my short play, "Something Gold" Nov. 7, 7 p.m. Register here:  https://lemonpunchtheatrelab.com/product/playwriting-showcase/

Veteran Poets Reading Veterans November 11, 2020, 7:30 p.m.   Terry Farish, Rodger Martin, Jimmy Pappas, Karen Skolfield, Kyle Potvin. Sponsored by The Worcester County Poetry Association, Mason Library, Keene State College, and others. rmartin1@keene.edu

Strawbery Banke Virtual Children's Book Festival Nov. 14, 10-2  Register here https://www.strawberybanke.org/events/childrens-authors-festival.cfm

Zoom Book Club reading The Good Braider, Nov. 24, 6:30 p.m.

Monadnock Pastoral Poets and Writers Conference August 28 – August 30, 2020. CX but returning in 2021. With writer Diane Mulligan, I'll lead the fiction workshops. http://monadnockpastoralpoets.org/