WRITERS’ WO R K S H O P SERIES
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THE WILLISTON NORTHAMPTON SCHOOL
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. They are held in the Dodge Room of the Reed Campus Center at The Williston Northampton School at 7:00 PM Dates & times are subject to change. See www. williston.com/writersworkshop for updates.
WRITERS’ WORKSHOP SERIES 2012 Now in its 15th year, the Writers’ Workshop Series brings some of today's most accomplished writers to our campus and our classrooms. It is a unique opportunity for students to learn about writing from those who do it best. Founded by Williston parents Elinor Lipman P’00, and Madeleine Blais P’00, '04, the series has welcomed authors including Andre Dubus III, Tracy Kidder P'92, Tom Perrotta, and Curtis Sittenfeld.
WRITERS’ WORKSHOP SERIES
JEN DUBOIS ’02 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
ANITA SHREVE MONDAY, OCTOBER 22
Jennifer duBois earned an MFA from
After graduating from Tufts University,
the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and recently
Anita Shreve taught high school in and
completed a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford
around Boston but eventually quit to
University. Her short fiction has appeared
start writing. After discovering that one
or is forthcoming in Playboy, The Missouri
couldn’t make a living writing short
Review, The Kenyon Review, ZYZZYVA, The
fiction, Shreve traveled to Nairobi, Kenya,
Northwest Review, and elsewhere. Her first
where she lived for three years and worked as a journalist
novel, A Partial History of Lost Causes, was
for an African magazine. Returning to the United States,
published by The Dial Press in March.
Shreve was a writer and editor for a number of magazines in New York. In 1989, she published her first novel, Eden Close. Since then she has written 12 other novels, among them The Weight of Water, The Pilot’s Wife, and The Last Time They Met. In 1998, Shreve received the PEN/L. L. Winship Award and the New England Book Award for fiction. Shreve is married to a man she met when she was 13. She has two children and three stepchildren (Williston graduates among them).
MO WILLEMS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 Mo Willems is a three-time Caldecott Honor-winning Dinosaur (for Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny, and Knuffle Bunny Too). He also won two Geisel Medals for There Is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside?, and a Geisel Honor for We Are in a Book! His books are perennial New York Times bestsellers, including Knuffle Bunny Free and Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator! Before he turned
CHRISTOPHER BENFEY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
to making picture books, Mo was a writer and animator on Sesame Street, where he won six Emmys. Mo lives happily ever after with his family in Massachusetts.
Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College. A frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, and The New York Review of Books, he has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. Benfey’s most recent book, A Summer of Hummingbirds, won the Christian Gauss Award of Phi Beta Kappa. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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