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CFA Literary Artist Guild

The Center for the Arts (CFA) Literary Artist Guild provides members with many opportunities throughout the year. Writers of all styles and genres are welcome. Current members include writers, poets, and playwrights. 

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Artist Spotlights & Poems from John Hay Poet Society


Writer's Café


Our next six-week session starts June 5 at 6:30pm.

Next class/last class of summer is July 17 (No class July 10)


Location: Grounds Café.
Admittance: Free for guild members, $10 per session for non-members.

All writers are invited to develop their craft during these cozy writing workshops. Tracy Wood, a retired English teacher and local writer, will lead the sessions with an emphasis on the writing process.

We welcome participants to bring approximately 500 words to share with the group. Grounds Café will be open during our time together for the purchasing of beverages should anyone gets thirsty.

Become a member by clicking here, and be sure to reserve your spot today by emailing

Colorful Book Spines poetry writing

Poetry of the Literary Artist Guild

Poetry wields a profound influence, distilling complex emotions and truths into vivid language. Its rhythmic cadence and imagery transcend barriers – offering solace, insight, and inspiration. In a noisy world, poetry serves as a beacon of clarity – fostering reflection, empathy, and understanding while enriching our shared human experience.


Browse the latest winners of the Teen Writing Contest and read samples of their winning work. 

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The Visual Verse was established to connect written poetry with the local community. Through five outstanding printed editions, it has beautifully showcased different facets of the Lake Sunapee Region by blending poetry with local imagery. To learn more, click the link below.


There are many wonderful literary opportunities in our community and beyond. Check out this list of resources available in this shared document or add your own.

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How to Join or Support

Membership in the Literary Artist Guild gives access to all events for free or at a discounted rate, a listing on our website, the opportunity to post on our blog, an artist spotlight on our Facebook page and website at some point during the year, and other benefits starting at $50. The guild also provides artists with writing opportunities and critiques.

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