New Hampshire horror stories will be read 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Barley House on Main Street. Authors in the newly published, “Live Free or Undead,” will read from this collection of horror stories that take place in New Hampshire. Scheduled writers are Becky Rule, “The Haze,” James Patrick Kelly, “The Waiting Room,” Brendan DuBois, “Uneasy Lies the Head,” Ernesto Burden, “Live Free or Undead,” David O’Keefe, “Wonders in the Woods,” Kristopher Seavey, “Little Ones,” Elaine Isaak, “Memento Mori,” and Jason Allard, “Love in the Time of Zombies.” The event is free and open to the public.
Hear their stories
A sneak preview of “Uprooted: Heartache and Hope in New Hampshire” will be shown on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Red River Theatres.
This documentary of five re-settled refugees tells their stories of war, persecution, refugee camps and the remaking of their lives in New Hampshire. A panel discussion follows the screening. “Uprooted” is the first in a series of documentaries based on oral histories collected by the UNH Center for the Humanities for a project called Our State, Our Stories.
This project aims to understand how the experiences of New Hampshire’s most recent newcomers connect with those of past immigrants.
The film is funded by the New Hampshire Humanities Council and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Formal premieres of “Uprooted” will take place in Laconia and Manchester in November. The event is free and open to the public.
The Capitol Center for the Arts hosts Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for “An Evening of Slam Poetry and Music.”
A two-time National Poetry Slam individual finalist and current TED (technology, entertainment, design) Global Fellow, Ieyoka (pronounced ee-yo!-kah) is a first-generation Nigerian American, who weaves impassioned poetry and a personal musical style into inspirational stories about self-empowerment, social responsibility and peace.
Her recent single, “The Yellow Brick Road Song,” was featured in the HBO series “How to Make It In America.” Iyeoka will perform at in the Spotlight Cafe at the Capitol Center for the Arts.
The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for students. Tickets can be purchased at ccanh.com.
Bird’s the word
David Sibley, the man who revolutionized the field guide to birds and now brings his skills of identification and illustration to the more than 600 tree species of North America, will discuss his work and sign his books at 3 p.m. Saturday at Gibson’s Bookstore.
Sibley is the author and illustrator of a series of highly acclaimed books about birds and birding and is the recipient of the Roger Tory Peterson Award presented by the American Birding Association for a lifetime of achievement.
Calling all Concord-lovers
The history of Concord will be celebrated at a free and public event that begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Ransmeier & Spellman building, 1 Capitol St., on the corner of Main Street and next to the State House.
The Concord Historical Society hosts a panel discussion on the writing and publishing of its twentieth-century history of Concord, “Crosscurrents of Change: Concord, N.H. in the 20th Century.” The book’s editor, John Milne, and project manager/contributing writer Richard Osborne will lead this discussion about the way the book was conceived, financed, researched, written, edited and published.
For more information on the festival, visit nhwritersproject.org.