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Sunrise on Pearly Pond. Photo by Gordon Ripley

Sunrise on Pearly Pond / Photo by Gordon Ripley

THE TWELFTH ANNUAL 2016

MONADNOCK POETS & WRITERS RETREAT XII

 At the Barbara C. Harris Center, Greenfield, New Hampshire April 29–May 1, 2016
The Monadnock New Pastoral School of Poetry & Writing

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The poetry and fiction of  Pam Bernard, Jim Beschta, Terry Farish,
John Hodgen, Rodger Martin, Susan Roney-O’Brien, and Rebecca Rule,
as well as emeritae Adelle Leiblein and Pat Fargnoli, have shaped the
Monadnock School of New Pastoral Poetry, now called the Mondadnock
Pastoral Poets and Writers.

Inhabiting the central New England region dominated by a magnificent
mountain, these writers have been brought together by landscape and
nature, writers who have devoted their lives to language, and who now
freely share their passion and knowledge
.

Click on the photo of a mentor you wish to know more about.

Pam-Bernard

Pam Bernard

James-Beschta

James Beschta

Terry-Farbish

Terry Farish

John-Hodgen

John Hodgen

Rodger-Martin

Rodger Martin

dm

Diane Mulligan

Susan-Roney-OBrien

Susan Roney-O’Brien

Rebecca Rule

Rebecca Rule

pat

Pat Fargonoli, emeritus

Samuel Clemens, May 31, 1906

Samuel Clemens, May 31, 1906

“Monadnock is always impressive, always majestic, always beautiful, with a beauty whose phrases are
 as manifold as those that are working their enchantments upon that valley yonder which stretches away
 and away, on a morning like this, until its hundred shades of green melt into blue, and the blue becomes
 a dream and melts and mingles with the base of heaven under the remote horizon.”

 –Samuel Clemens,
Autobiography of Mark Twain,
(UCAL PRESS, Berkley: 2013)

Mt. Monadnock. Photo by C. Degutis

Mt. Monadnock / Photo by C. Degutis