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Arts & Artists

New Hampshire Artist Roster

James Patrick Kelly
Science Fiction Writer


Jim Kelly is a writer of science fiction, fantasy, mainstream fiction, essays, poetry and plays. He has published more than sixty stories and six books, many with New Hampshire settings. Jim's most recent book is the novel Burn. His fiction has been reprinted in many Best Science Fiction of the Year anthologies and has been translated into 17 languages. He has won science fiction's most prestigious award, the Hugo, twice. His plays have been produced Off- Broadway, on the internet and for National Public Radio. He writes a regular column on the internet for Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. Jim has entertained audiences with readings throughout the U.S.; his in-state appearances include First Nights in Concord and Portsmouth and the Prescott Park Arts Festival and New Hampshire Public Radio. Podcasts of Jim reading his work are available at his website. He is on the faculty of the Stonecoast Creative Writing MFA Program of the University of Southern Maine.

Programs offered: Performances; lecture-demonstration (e.g., lectures on the changes and challenges NH will face in the 21st century tailored to businesses, civic and fraternal organizations); workshops; master classes; residencies. Note: Jim, along with other literary artists on the roster, is part of the Writers, Reading collaborative. Members perform solo or in a group focusing on a theme (e.g., Mothers and Daughters, Fathers and Sons, The Comedy Connection, We Go to the Dump Too). A brochure describing Writers, Reading artists and programs is available by contacting Rebecca Rule at 603/942-8174.

Populations served: Grades 3-college, adults, senior citizens, people with disabilities, hospitalized

Availability: commuting residencies, up to 90 minutes from Nottingham; for overnight residencies, anywhere in NH, year round

Fees: Readings: $250; Lecture-Demonstrations, Workshops and Master Classes: $400; School Residencies: $400/day; School Residency combined with Reading: $500/one day

Contact Information:
35 Sachs Rd
Nottingham, NH 03290-4956
Phone: 603/895-6125
Fax: 603/895-6125
Alt. Phone: 603/895-6125


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