Monadnock Writers’ Group schedules fiction slam

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Published: 1/25/2022 1:43:11 PM
Modified: 1/25/2022 1:41:54 PM

Monadnock Writers’ Group is hosting its regional Three-Minute Fiction Slam Saturday, Feb. 5, at 10 a.m. at Peterborough Town Library and on Zoom. 

The competition challenges writers to perform original pieces of fiction in three minutes or less before an audience and panel of judges. This judges for this event will be New York Times editor Gloria Anderson and novelist Linda Warren. Each year, the competition begins at local contests throughout the Granite State. The top winner from each local event moves on to the state finals hosted by the New Hampshire Writers’ Project.  The 2022 state-level competition will be held Saturday, Nov. 12 and the winner will be awarded $250.

The public is invited to take part in the competition by either participating or observing. The event is free. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners. Masks and proof of vaccination are required if attending in person. Email to receive the Zoom link.

Since 1984, the Monadnock Writers’ Group (MWG) has supported local writers in all genres and at all levels of achievement. Free meetings, held on the third Saturday of each month and open to the public, bring a variety of writers to the Monadnock Region to share their experiences. In addition, MWG publishes periodic anthologies and Smoky Quartz, a semiannual online journal of literature and art.

Throughout the year MWG hosts public readings and informal gatherings to raise awareness of the literary talent in the Monadnock Region. Learn more at the MWG website and the Smoky Quartz website. For information about this event or other Monadnock Writers’ Group activities, send email to


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