Poet Nikky Finney, recently nominated for a National Book Award, will be visiting the Williston Northampton School campus on Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. as part of this year’s Writers’ Workshop. She is the author of four collections of poetry: On Wings Made of Gauze; Rice, recipient of a PEN America Open Book Award; The World Is Round, recipient of the 2004 Benjamin Franklin Award for Poetry; and Head Off & Split. A recipient of the Kentucky Foundation for Women Artists Fellowship Award and The Governor’s Award in the Arts, Finney has taught at Smith College and Berea College, and is a former faculty member at Cave Canem, a writing home for African American poets.
In its 14th year at Williston, the Writers’ Workshop Series brings some of the most accomplished writers of today to the school’s campus and 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 Chris Bohjalian, Arthur Golden, Tracy Kidder P’92, Tom Perrotta, Richard Russo, and Curtis Sittenfeld.
All presentations, which are free and open to the public, take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Dodge Room of the Reed Campus Center at The Williston Northampton School. For more information, please call 413-529-3311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.