"New Voices” is an extension of the Connections reading and book discussion program, bringing an opportunity to students learning English to develop their own stories. Through “New Voices,” professional writers meet immigrant writers, learn from each other, edit words for power and clarity, and explore ways that bilingual writers bring new creativity to expression in English. In “New Voices” readings, writers introduce and read with new writers from around the world.

Portsmouth New Voices  







Four Immigrant Writers Offer Stories & Poems About Home
On Tuesday, June 27 at the Pontine Theatre in Portsmouth, Portsmouth Poet Laureate Tammi Truax, teacher and Connections facilitator Carolyn Hutton, and writer Terry Farish read with four immigrant writers who are new to the Seacoast: Leidiane Riberio, Sarah Cristina Clemar, Pilar Nadeau, and musician Cynthia Chatis. Read more about the final program in the five-part New Voices series in this article by Hadley Barndollar of Seacoastonline.com: ‘New Voices’ shines light on immigrant storytelling

View the program and selected poems


To support students and teachers as they write, New Hampshire Humanities created Tell Me More: Encouraging and Developing the Voices of English Learners, a handbook of essays on writing with students, reflections on how we write and why we write, and instruction on ways to discover stories and write them with clarity. "Tell Me More" was written by ESL teachers, Connections facilitators, and writers.

Other past New Voices events

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