Category Archives: Special Programs

Three Cups of Tea: Community Read, Visit from Greg Mortenson

Greg MortensonInternational humanitarian and author Greg Mortenson will be a special guest on campus this fall. In preparation for his visit, students, teachers, staff members, parents, alumni, and friends are invited to participate in an all-school read of Mortensen’s co-authored first book, Three Cups of Tea, which tells the story of his experiences after a mountaineering trip up Pakistan’s K2.

While recovering in a nearby village, Mortenson promised children he met to help them build a school. As of 2010, he has established over 141 schools, and another five dozen temporary refugee schools, that provide education to over 64,000 children, including 52,000 girls, in rural and often volatile regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan, where few education opportunities existed before.

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Suzanne Strempek Shea Begins the 2010 Writers’ Workshop Series

news 5The 13th Writers’ Workshop Series series kicks off with author Suzanne Strempek Shea on September 29, 2010, 7:00 p.m. in the Dodge Room in the Reed Campus Center. Winner of the 2000 New England Book Award, Suzanne Strempek Shea is the author of three memoirs and five novels, including Selling the Lite of Heaven, Hoopi Shoopi Donna, and Lily of the Valley.

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Writers’ Workshop Series Guest List 1998-2010

Since its inception in 1998, The Writers’ Workshop Series at Williston has hosted a variety of visiting writers. Authors of fiction and non-fiction, playwrights, journalists, and poets have all come to campus. Listed below are the writers who have come to Williston over the years.

WRITERS FROM PAST WORKSHOPS
  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • Nora Raleigh Baskin
  • Madeleine Blais
  • Chris Bohjalian
  • Laure-Anne Bosselaire
  • Kurt Brown
  • Augusten Burroughs
  • Philip Caputo
  • Wyn Cooper
  • Chic Eglee
  • Joseph Ellis
  • Martín Espada
  • Helen Fremont
  • Thomas French
  • Anthony Giardin
  • Arthur Golden
  • Jonathan Harr
  • Pam Houston
  • David Huddle
  • Daniel Jones
  • John Katzenbach
  • Tracy Kidder
  • Wally Lamb
  • Elinor Lipman
  • Bill Littlefield
  • Bret Lott
  • Gregory Maguire
  • John Marks
  • Cammie McGovern
  • Jill McCorkle
  • Mameve Medwed
  • Robert Meeropol
  • Roland Merullo
  • Sue Miller
  • Deborah Monroe
  • Joseph Nocera
  • Tom Perrotta
  • Jodi Picoult
  • Frederick Reiken
  • Richard Russo
  • Mary Jo Salter
  • Stacy Schiff
  • Cathleen Schine
  • Suzanne Strempek Shea
  • Anita Shreve
  • Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Peter Smith
  • Susan Snively
  • Les Standiford
  • David Stern
  • Seabastian Stuart
  • Kevin Sweeney
  • James Tate
  • John Edgar Weideman
  • Joan Wickersham
  • Meg Wolitzer