New Hampshire Institute of Art Hosts New Hampshire Writers’ Project Three Minute Fiction Slam
Manchester, NH (February 18, 2016)— New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is pleased to announce they will be hosting the semi-finals of New Hampshire Writers’ Project Three Minute Fiction Slam competition on March 2, 2016 at 7 PM. The contest is a fast paced literary competition that challenges writers to perform original pieces of fiction in three minutes or less in front of a panel of judges. This is NHIA’s third year hosting the event, which is free and open to the public.
At the competition writers take turns presenting original flash fiction pieces that are shorter than three minutes in length. After each writer is finished, judges provide them with a score and verbal feedback. At the end of the night, the contestant with the highest score wins. Regional winners are invited to continue on to compete at state finals. The competition’s winning writer earns $100 and a free entrance to Writers’ Day 2016, the largest literary conference in the region, where they will read their work to an audience of peers, publishers, editors and agents.
“We are thrilled to be hosting this event at New Hampshire Institute of Art,” said Monica Bilson, Creative Writing Department Chair. “This is a great opportunity for our students and other students in the region to learn, showcase their skills and network.”
NHIA Creative Writing students have competed and won the state championship the last two years. Alumni Ed Ting won states in 2014 and Irene McGarrity won in 2015. Previous winners have performed their work for the Business in the Arts Awards Ceremony, on-air at New Hampshire Public Radio and at the Currier Museum.
For additional information please email Monicabilson@nhia.edu or visit www.nhwritersproject.org/content/three-minute-fiction-slam
About New Hampshire Institute of Art
The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is the oldest and largest non-profit art and design college in New Hampshire, founded in 1898 as the Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences. Today, NHIA has grown to become the third largest art and design college in all of New England. Regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Commission on Higher Education and nationally accredited by the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD), NHIA offers undergraduate (BFA), graduate (MFA, MAT, and MAAE), and community education programs serving over 2,000 students annually. NHIA’s academic and administrative programs and residence halls are housed in 11 buildings spread throughout downtown Manchester with additional studio and exhibition facilities located in Sharon and Peterborough, New Hampshire.
NHIA is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). NHIA is also a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD). For more information visit www.nhia.edu.
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