Category Archives: Writers’ Workshop Series

Debra Monroe to Read from “On the Outskirts of Normal”

news 7The Williston Northampton School’s Writers’ Workshop Series will host author Debra Monroe for a public presentation on Thursday, October 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the Dodge Room of the Reed Campus Center. This event is free and the public is welcome.

Declared “required reading” by Vanity Fair and picked by People Magazine and, Monroe’s memoir On the Outskirts of Normal: Forging a Family Against the Grain tells an unsentimental story about a white woman who adopts a black baby in small town Texas. Published in June 2010, it has since been on the “Top 10 Books to Pick Up” in O: the Oprah Magazine.

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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.

  • 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