Center for the Arts Presents Fall Literary Series

In conjunction with area libraries

Press Release

The Literary Arts Guild, a branch of the Center for the Arts (CFA), in conjunction with the Newbury Library; the Richards Free Library, Newport; and the Pillsbury Free Library, Warner, presents an inspirational and informative Fall Literary Series.

Having begun on September 19 with poet, Wesley McNair, the series continues with Maura MacNeil on Sunday, October 13 at the Newbury Veterans Hall, presented by the CFA Literary Gild and the Newbury Library.  Led by MacNeil, this interactive workshop “Courage to Create: Family, Memory, Place: Writing Family Stories”, explores how the landscapes of our lives shape the stories that we tell. Participants explore the themes of family, memory, and place through sample narratives and a series of short writing exercises, gaining a deeper awareness of how their stories can preserve personal, generational, and communal history.

The final presentation in the series features Amazon best-selling author and filmmaker Stephen Lomer who will share his experiences at 7 PM on November 1 at the Pillsbury Free Library, Warner. Lomer explains how he overcame the fear of failure and rejection to find the courage to create, publish and market his books!

A self proclaimed grammar nerd, Star Trek fan, and other things that chicks dig, Stephen Lomer is the author of the popular novel Typo Squad and Typo Squad Book II: Return of the Wordmonger; the short story collections Stargazer Lilies or Nothing at All and Hell’s Nerds and Other Tales; and the holiday novella Belle’s Christmas Carol. He’s been a finalist in the New York City Midnight Short Story Challenge numerous times and has featured stories in the anthologies Uncommon Evil, Once Upon a Time in Gravity City, and My Peculiar Family II.

Sponsored in part by New Hampshire Humanities, all these presentations are free and open to the public. For more information visit