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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 Brown Study.


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.

Woodland Drive

Quilt square of Mildred Reid's Writers' Colony

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Businesses -- New Hampshire -- Hopkinton -- Pictorial works

Businesses -- New Hampshire -- Contoocook -- Pictorial works

Historic buildings -- New Hampshire -- Hopkinton -- Pictorial works

Historic buildings -- New Hampshire -- Contoocook -- Pictorial works