Celebrating its 20th year, the Writers’ Workshop Series continues with a slate of authors who write in a variety of genres.
The Fall 2017 series presents the following visiting writers; read more on our blog post here.
- Monday, October 16: Madeleine Blais P’00, ’04
- Monday, November 6: Timothy Donnelly
- Friday, November 10: Colum McCann
- Tuesday, January 23: Nic Stone
John Katzenbach P’00, ’04
Elinor Lipman P’00
Mary Jo Salter
Jennifer duBois '02
Andre Dubus III
John Edgar Weideman
Mary Jo Salter
Nora Raleigh Baskin
Suzanne Strempek Shea
Founded by celebrated authors and Williston parents Elinor Lipman P'00 and Madeleine Blais P'00, '04, The Writers' Workshop Series began in 1998 as an advanced class for aspiring student writers.
Four times throughout the course, a well-established writer comes to campus for a public reading followed by hands-on instruction for members of the class. Poets, playwrights, novelists, and nonfiction writers have all offered insight on the process of writing and how they find their sources of inspiration.
Since its inception, the series has hosted an impressive group of accomplished authors, including Pulitzer Prize-winners Richard Russo (Empire Falls), Tracy Kidder P'92 (The Soul of a New Machine), and Philip Caputo (A Rumor of War), as well as Wally Lamb (She's Come Undone), Anita Shreve P'06, '07 (The Pilot's Wife), Arthur Golden (Memoirs of a Geisha), and many other outstanding guests.