Mildred Reid's Writers' Colony
by Mrs. Lawrence Hall, Jr.
The Writers' Colony was founded by Mildred
I. Reid, author and literary critic, in 1947. Ms. Reid designed the chalet
herself. The colony is located on Penacook Road in a handsome woodsy
setting. Also a part of the colony are The Dorm, The Log Cabin, and The
Ms. Reid's student writers come from such
far away places as Switzerland, Venezuela, Mexico, New Zealand, as well as
all over the United States. Writers may stay at the colony from a day to the
entire season (16 weeks). Student writers are given private lessons each day
as well as group discussions. Surrounded by whispering pines, many leave the
colony having fulfilled a lifetime dream in their writing career.
Ms. Reid has written seven textbooks for
writers and two novels including the prize-winning novel, The Devil's
Handmaiden. Ms. Reid has also been honored in Who's Who of American
Women, Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who in Chicago, and Who's Who
in the East.
Mrs. Lawrence Hall, Jr.