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Investiture and 170th Convocation

news 4Robert W. Hill III will be installed as The Williston Northampton School’s 19th head of school as part of the school’s annual Convocation Ceremony at 6:00 p.m., September 24, on the campus quadrangle in front of the Reed Campus Center.

Convocation, which marks the official opening of school, will begin with a procession of Williston faculty and special guests. Students, alumni, community members, and friends of the school will attend the event, which will also be webcast at

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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