Authorfest  April 4th, 2017 – Regie Gibson and the Speakeasy Project



Shakespeare to Hiphop is the combined poetic and educational talents of literary performers Regie Gibson and Marlon Carey. Both have had profound experiences with literature and the spoken word tradition in their lives, that have shaped their mission: to help cultivate and nurture a love of works and an understanding of the power of language.

Regie Gibson and Marlon Carey are award winning poets and performers who have been featured at several TEDx events as well as various NPR programs, most recently WBUR’s Radio Boston. Marlon has a BFA in creaRegietive writing and Regie as an MFA in the same discipline. They are accompanied by Alison Keslow, Matt Steinberg and Graham English three very accomplished musicians and educators. The Shakespeare Speakeasy is a 50- minute multimedia presentation.


Stephen Puleo and Kim Savage – April 2016


Stephen Puleo is author of the critically acclaimed Boston-area bestseller Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919. A former award-winning newspaper reporter and contributor to American History magazine, he holds a master’s degree in history and wrote his thesis on Italian immigration and the settlement of Boston’s North End. .

Tom Wooten- We Shall Not Be Moved- Rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina April 2015

Screen Shot 2017-09-26 at 1.51.16 PM.pngTom Wooten is the author of two books. No One Had a Tongue to Speakcowritten with Utpal Sandesara, is a social history of a deadly dam collapse in western India that killed as many as 25,000 people. We Shall Not Be Moved is a narrative nonfiction account of five neighborhood recovery efforts in post-Katrina New Orleans.

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Laurie Faria Stolarz April 15th, 2014


On April 15th, 2014 bestselling author, Laurie Stolarz visited WHS for Authorfest. Laurie is the author of Blue is for Nightmares, White is for Magic, Silver is for Secrets, Red is for Remembrance, Black is for Beginnings, Bleed, Project 17, Deadly Little Secret, Deadly Little Lies, Deadly Little Games, Deadly Little Voices, Deadly Little Lessons and the forthcoming Welcome to the Dark House (Spring 2014)

For more information visit Laurie’s website at