October 16th, 2019 – Steve Almond
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.
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 creative 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.
April 2016- Stephen Puleo and Kim Savage
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. .
April, 2015 -Tom Wooten- We Shall Not Be Moved- Rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina
Tom Wooten is the author of two books. No One Had a Tongue to Speak, cowritten 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.
April 15th, 2014 Laurie Faria Stolarz
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 http://www.lauriestolarz.com