In collaboration with the New Hampshire Writers’ Project (NHWP), the Nashua
Community College (NCC) Honors Program will run a week-long summer conference for teen
writers of fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry.
The program, slated for NCC the week of July 18-22, will offer seminars and workshops
to help teen writers take their work to a new level. Short-story writer Tim Horvath will offer the
keynote address and a seminar for attendees. Additional seminars in fiction, poetry, drama, and
nonfiction narrative will be offered by local writers and writing teachers. Participants must be
entering the 11th or 12th grade by fall 2016 to enroll.
The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day, with an evening coffee
house set for Thursday, July 21. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided as part of the
$150 registration fee. Students will have the opportunity to include their work in an anthology
compiled throughout the week.
Tim Horvath is the author of Understories, from Bellevue Literary Press,and Circulation,
from sunnyoutside. His stories have appeared in journals such as Conjunctions, Fiction, The
Normal School, and elsewhere. His story “The Understory” was selected by Bill Henderson,
founder and president of the Pushcart Press, as the winner of the Raymond Carver Short Story
Award. He teaches creative writing in the BFA and low-residency MFA programs at the New
Hampshire Institute of Art. His website is www.timhorvath.com.