May 15, 2015


In collaboration with the New Hampshire Writers’ Project (NHWP), the Nashua Community College 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 20-24, will offer seminars and workshops to help teen writers take their work to a new level.  Novelist Elaine Isaak 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 and 12th grade by fall 2015 to enroll.

The conference will run from 8:30a.m. until 5:00p.m. each day, with an evening coffee house set for Thursday, July 23rd.  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.

Writing as E.C. Ambrose, Isaak is the popular New England author of the “Dark Apostle” fantasy series, which includes the novels “Elisha Barber,” “Elisha Magus,” and “Elisha Rex,” which will be released this July.  Writing as herself, Isaak is the author of “The Singer’s Crown” series.  She also writes under several other pseudonyms and is the editor of the recently released “Love Free or Die,” a romance anthology of Granite State writers.  She also will be editing “Live Free or Dragons,” a fantasy anthology due out next year.

Contact NCC faculty Rob Greene at [email protected] or Steve Meidell, NCC Honors Program Coordinator at [email protected] for further details and to reserve a space.