Friday, December 11, 2009

So Good now accepting submissions

So Good is now accepting submissions for the So Good volume 3. We accept all forms of art (writing, photography, drawings, paintings etc.). For questions and/or concerns please email us at


  • Your Name
  • Your Major
  • Your Class Year
  • Title(s) of the work(s)


Please limit yourself to one (1) submission per genre. You are allowed up to 8,000 words of prose and up to five poems. Email your submission as .doc or .rtf files to Please put your name and the type of submission in the subject line. For example: Jenn Monroe SO Good Poetry Submission or watch for our editors in the cafe at lunch on Fridays.


Please limit yourself to one (1) submission per medium. You are allowed up to five pieces per medium. Email is NOT the best way to submit images of your work to us. Please put high resolution images (300 dpi or higher, JPG only please) on a CD or thumb drive (labeled with your name and mailbox number if you want it back) and get it to Prof. Jenn Monroe, Dept. of Writing & Literature via campus mail. Please let us know that it is a SO Good submission. You also can watch for our editors in the cafe at lunch on Fridays.

Attention All Artists

Compass Rose is looking for artwork to become the cover of Compass Rose volume 10. We accept photographs, drawings, paintings etc. Please send jpegs or links to or leave a cd in Jenn Monroe's campus mailbox.

Christina Pitsch to be Artist- in -Residence

Chester College of New England Professor of fine arts Christina Pitsch will be spending 5 weeks during winter break as an artist-in-residence at the Guanlan Original Printmaking Base in Guanlan, China. She will be working on a new series of large scale prints.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Student Art Sale

On Friday, December 4 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm Chester College of New England Students will be displaying and selling art in the Wadleigh Library Gallery. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Primary Studios Gallery Show

Between December 3, 2009 and December 15, 2009 Chester College of New England's Primary Studios Students will be showing their work in the Wadleigh Library Gallery. The gallery will be free and open to the public.

"The Berlin Dictionary" is now available

Can you press that, er um, piton? Let me get that mousse off of your sweater. If you know what the words piton and mousse mean and if you have no idea what the words piton and mousse mean, the Berlin Dictionary is for you.

The Berlin Dictionary edited and illustrated by Chester College of New England's Photography and Media Arts instructor Rachelle Beaudoin is now available.

The Berlin Dictionary is a participatory dictionary written by over seventy contributors who submitted their favorite and most memorable “Berlin Words.” With definitions ranging from the Arena to the Yoko and everything in between, The Berlin Dictionary is a must-have for current and former Berlin residents. Featuring over thirty illustrations.

According to Beaudoin, “Considering the changes and challenges facing the city in recent years, the dictionary seemed like a fun way for citizens to take pride in or poke fun at aspects of the community while recognizing and enjoying its uniqueness.” The book is part historical document, part reference and part humor.

With contributions from:

Ken Adair, Justin Aube, Jerry and Jill Aube, Lucille Barr, Beatrice Beaudoin, Claude Beaudoin, Frank Bellefeuille, Dave Bergeron, Rene Bergeron, Rachel Berube, Dan and Darlene Blais, David Blais, Muriel Blais, Susan Boucher, Tim Brannen, Rita Breton, Dan Campagna, Cecile Chabot Wester, Janie Chartrand, Lousie Connelly, Roberta Conway, Eric Cote, Jesse Croteau and Keith Blanchette, Romeo Danais, Clark Danderson, Lisa Dodge, Sister Theresa Dube, Michael Dumont, Jim Duncan, Bill Dyer, Don Fournier, Dr. Barry Gendron, Jeanne Ivory, Shirley Jackson, Rebecca L’Heureux, Louise Lachance, Carla LaPierre, Lucille Lavoie, Tracy Lefebvre, Dan Mackin, Shawn Marquis, Chris Martel, Jasmine Montminy, Rachel Montminy, Theresa Morgan Perry, Roberta Morin Migetz, Lorraine Morin Pasciak, Benita Morin St. Pierre, Sister Cecile Morrisette, Jackie Nadeau, Rev. Gerald Oleson, Linda Paquet, Melanie Payeur, Dick Poulin, Linda Poulin, Dave Ramsey, Kris Richards, Jennie Roberge, Larry Roberge, Susan Roberge, Kelly Ross, Ben Roy, Darlene Roy, Guy Sanchargin, George Stanley, Celia Nicotra Sullivan, Jan Szumierz, Lisa Thompson, Angela Vaillancourt and Becky Roberge, Carolyn Vasquez, Claire Villeneuve Rennison and Amy Welch.

Rachelle Beaudoin is an interdisciplinary artist and professor of art at Chester College of New England and Saint Anselm College. She was born and raised in Berlin NH and is currently living in Peterborough NH. She is interested in video, performance and socially engaged art. This is her first book.

The Berlin Dictionary is available at the Wonderland Bookstore, 10 Exchange Street in Gorham NH, Savoir Flare at 52 Main Street in Berlin NH, at the Berlin Historical Society Moffet House, 119 High St, Berlin NH and online at It will be available on in 6-8 weeks. The ISBN is 978-0-557-19739-2.

The book is available via the link:

A book signing will be held on December 19th from 11am-2pm at the Wonderland Bookstore, 10 Exchange Street, Gorham NH.

Eric Pinder Interviews and Book Signing

Chester College of New England's instructor of writing and literature Eric Pinder will be interviewed on Book Swap Café, for Concord TV Channel 22, in a program to be recorded on December 15. He also will be interviewed live on the Arkansas-based internet radio program WeatherBrains on March 29 at 8:30 pm Central Daylight Time (9:30 Eastern).

Eric will discuss his children’s book Cat in the Clouds, his most recent book, Life at the Top, and his experiences working and living as a weather observer on top of Mount Washington. Book Swap Café, now in its fifth season, has been described as “Concord’s literary Siskel and Roeper.” An article about the program recently appeared in The Concord Insider.

On December 19, Eric will sign books at Fox Tale Books in Alton, New Hampshire, from 11-1 pm. That same afternoon at 4 pm, he will present a lecture about Mount Washington's wild weather at the Conway Library.

Eric Crapo Published

Chester College of New England's Library Director and instructor of writing and literature Eric Crapo will have his poem "At the Swimming Hole" published in the fall issue of Organs of Vision and Speech Magazine. The poem will also be anthologized next summer. This poem is an ekphrasis on Thomas Eakins' painting "The Swimming Hole."

Cathe Janke to Exhibit in NYC

Chester College of New England's instructor of interdisciplinary & fine arts Cathe Janke will have work in the Generations 7 Holiday Benefit Exhibition, at A.I.R. Gallery in New York City. The Exhibit will run December 2nd, 2009 through January 3rd, 2010. There will be a receception on Thursday, December 3rd from 6 8 pm and a Holiday Party & Action viewing on Friday, December 4th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.
Stop by and see some exciting art at affordable prices! 40% of sales support the A.I.R. Fellowship Program for Emerging and Undererepresented Artists and other A.I.R. exhibitions and programs that serve our mission to advance the status of women in the arts. Works purchased for holiday gifts may be picked up from December 19 to 23rd, from 11 am to 6 pm.