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.

“Suzanne Strempek Shea has surely become the unofficial official novelist of central Massachusetts,” says Amanda Heller of The Boston Globe. In her most recent memoir, Sundays in America, A Yearlong Road Trip in Search of Christian Faith, she describes her weekly pilgrimage to 52 different Christian churches. Her freelance writing has appeared in Yankee Magazine, The Bark, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Organic Style, and ESPN the Magazine.

Two public lectures follow Suzanne Strempek Shea: Debra Monroe (On the Outskirts of Normal: Forging a Family Against the Grain) on October 7; and Thomas French (Zoo Story) will speak on  November 30. Author John Marks (Fangland) will also be joining the Writers’ Workshop lecture series for a class lecture open to Williston students only.

All presentations, which are free and open to the public (as indicated), 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 413-529-3237 or visit