Author Lynne Barrett Open Writers’ Workshop on October 4

barrett montageThe 14th Writers’ Workshop Series kicks off with author Lynne Barrett on October 4, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the Dodge Room of the Reed Campus Center. Lynne Barrett is the author of three story collections, The Secret Names of Women, The Land of Go, and Magpies. She co-edited Birth: A Literary Companion and The James M. Cain Cookbook. Her work has appeared in Delta Blues, A Dixie Christmas, Miami Noir, One Year to a Writing Life, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Night Train, The Southern Women’s Review, and many other anthologies and journals. She has received the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best mystery story from the Mystery Writers of America and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University, edits The Florida Book Review, and lives in Miami.

The Writers’ Workshop Series at The Williston Northampton School began in 1998 as an advanced class for aspiring writers. Since its inception, the series has hosted many accomplished authors, including Chris Bohjalian, Arthur Golden, Tom Perrotta, Richard Russo, Curtis Sittenfeld, and Williston parent Tracy Kidder. The series was founded by authors and Williston parents Elinor Lipman, Anita Shreve, and Madeleine Blais.

Three more public presentations by writers follow Lynne Barrett: Andre Dubus III (House of Sand and Fog) on October 11; Nikky Finney (Head Off & Split) on October 27; and Alison Pace (A Pug’s Tale) on November 1.

All presentations are free and open to the public, and take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Dodge Room of the Reed Campus Center at 40 Park Street. For more information, please call 413-529-3311.