Steve Almond is the author of eleven books of fiction and non-fiction including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies, including the Best American Short Stories, the Pushcart Prize, and Best American Mysteries. His essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine and elsewhere. He and the writer Cheryl Strayed host the New York Times podcast Dear Sugars. Almond also teaches creative writing at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, and Wesleyan University, and lives outside Boston with his wife and three children.
Attention Students and Faculty:
I will be placing a new book order this week. If there are any books that you want me to order for the WHS Library please see me before Thursday Sept 12th. You can also fill out a form here
Winchester Reads is a community-wide reading event sponsored by the John and Mary Murphy Educational Foundation and coordinated by community members and library staff.
The 2019 book is Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality by Sarah McBride.
A timely and captivating memoir about gender identity set against the backdrop of the transgender equality movement, by a leading activist and the National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.
On the Front Lines of LGBTQ Equality with author Sarah McBride
Monday, September 30
Winchester High School
6:00 PM reception
7:00 PM lecture followed by book signing
One of the most prominent advocacy voices fighting for LGBTQ equality, Sarah McBride will discuss current events and the path forward in this pressing national debate.
As the school year winds down, we would like to thank the Winchester Foundation for Education Excellence (WFEE) and the Winchester Savings Bank for their support of the WHS Creative Technology Center Lecture Series. This year, we welcomed podcasters, programmers, Computer Aided Design experts, artists, scientists, nuclear engineers and photographers. It was a great year! We can’t wait to see what next year brings.
Check out the year in tweets at:
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – WinBlock Lecure and Workshop
Beth Galston – Expressing Nature
Beth Galston is a sculptor who builds architectural scale environments based on interest in light and the quality of space. Trained at MIT, Ms. Galston’s art has been exhibited throughout the US. Check out her work at her website: www.bethgalston.com
Please join us in welcoming Beth Galston during Wednesday, April 10th’s WIN Block. Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/BethGalston
Mark your calendars, our yearly night time lecture is happening on April 23, 2019.
Nathalie Miebach, The Art of Storms
Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
6pm. Come join us for our annual STEAM Showcase,
WHS Dining Commons
STEAM Certificate recipients will be presenting their STEAM projects and will be present to answer questions about their projects.
WHS STEAM Clubs will also present their work and be present to answer questions about their clubs.
7pm. Keynote Speaker: Nathalie Miebach, “The Art of Storms” , Auditorium
Ms. Miebach’s work focuses on the intersection of art and science and the visual articulation of scientific observations. Translating scientific data, Ms. Miebach creates woven sculptures that function both as sculptures and as instruments of the enviroment from which the data originates. Is it art? Is it science?
To learn more about Nathalie Miebach, see her website: nathaliemiebach.com
Be sure to vote, our March Madness Book tournament is down to the Final 4!
Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling VS. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D.Salinger for the Fiction Division
The Walking Dead (Series) by Robert Kirkman VS. The Odyssey: A Graphic Novel by Gareth Hinds for the Graphic Division
Teen Tech week is in full swing, check out our activities: