MANCHESTER – The New Hampshire Writers ‘Project is hosting their annual 603 Writers’ Conference virtually on Saturday, October 23.
The day will begin at 8:30 am with an in-depth conversation with special guest Geoffrey C. Ward; and culminates with NHWP’s signature Pitch Party which offers attendees the opportunity to make their best book pitch to a panel of professional literary agents, publishers, publishers and famous authors.
The Pitch Party is hosted by NHRN host Peter Biello and offers a cash prize of $ 250 to the winner.
Featured presenter, Geoffrey C. Ward, is the lead writer for the television mini-series “Civil War” (1990) and has collaborated with series co-producer Ken Burns on most of the documentaries Burns has made, including “Jazz , “” Baseball, “” The War, “” The Vietnam War “and most recently,” Hemingway, “which premiered earlier this year.
Rather than a traditional opening speech, Ward will engage in a conversation with NHWP President Masheri Chappelle about his illustrious career as a writer. Participants will also be able to ask questions during the Q&A portion of the morning program.
âHe has so much accomplished work and so much wisdom to share with all writers,â said Masheri Chappelle, chairman of the NHWP board. âWe are delighted to have him as a special guest for this year’s 603 conference.
âMany of our members are looking to take their books from the page to the screen, with the growing need for content caused by the explosion in streaming options,â said Ron Stokes, NHWP Program Chair. “The opportunity to have a conversation with an established and award-winning screenwriter promises to be informative for all involved.”
In addition to the featured conversation and an afternoon roundtable between agents, editors and authors that explores ‘What makes a great story’, speakers will be able to participate in their selection of two of the 12 masterclasses that will take place. All day long.
Classes focus on what is needed to tell a better story, how to get a book (a story) published, and how to market a book once it is published. Course titles include âHow to Write a Meaningful Scene,â âMake Your Story a Good Story with Review Techniques,â âMarketing Your Self-Published Book,â âAn Agent’s Perspective on How to create a good story â, to name a few. All of the class presenters are industry professionals. Instructors and class names are available at nhwritersproject.org/2021-603.
The NHWP offers the conference virtually via Zoom. To maintain an intimate setting, all virtual workshops are limited to 15 participants, so participants can be seen, interact and ask questions.
Founded in 1988, the New Hampshire Writers’ Project is the state’s largest nonprofit literary arts organization. The NHWP encourages and celebrates New Hampshire writers and provides a supportive community for writers of all ages, experience levels, backgrounds and genres.
NHWP’s 603 Foundation Programs, Publications, Website and Annual Writers’ Conference provide opportunities for writers and readers to meet, network, and learn more about the art of writing and the world. of the edition.