• Writing a Picture Book

    Often in children’s books, the authenticity of emotion arises from the writer searching for and finding themselves as a child and their own fears and joys. Here are some elements of fiction to think about as you explore writing a picture book. I’ve come to realize that writing a book for children is a powerful…


  • ONLINE Workshop: Writing a Picture Book

    This series has ended. I want to continue to support public libraries; they are working so hard to make sure children have stories to read. I’m offering this workshop to other public libraries and those they serve. Fee is negotiable. Please e-mail me. Picture books for children are poems with pictures. They can be hysterically…



ONLINE Mass Poetry Fest, May 15, 10:15 a.m. "Veteran Poets Reading Veteran Poets" Panel with Terry Farish, Karen Scofield, Jimmy Pappas, and Rodger Martin. https://masspoetry.org/aboutthefestival

ONLINE Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library Meet the Author Series, Lovell, Maine, March 25, 2021. 7-8 p.m. Children’s book writer and my friend Elizabeth Atkinson and I will interview each other about our work writing for children and teens.

ONLINE Performance:  Tiny Mayhem, February 12, 2021. 8 p.m.
Showcase of new performance work by emerging and established makers.  The theater group  has included my short play, "Something Gold," performed by Bill Humphreys and Kate Kirkwood. Tickets here:  https://www.nhtheatreproject.org/showdetail/tiny-mayhem-14319058

ONLINE Writers Workshop, The Krempels Center, January 27, 2021. "God Got a Dog" and More Prompts about Animals We Love.

ONLINE Workshop: Writing a Picture Book, January and February 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  1 - 2 p.m. Register here - https://clifonline.org/terry-farish-author/

On-line 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/