The Norwich University Writers Series

We are delighted, enthusiastic—ecstatic—to roll out another academic year filled with literary events as part of the Norwich University Writers Series. We hope our old friends will join us for this year’s upcoming readings, and we look forward to new friends joining us, as well. We’re just getting started, so please check back often for news and updates.  – The Writers Series Team

The series begins October 12 with a joint reading by Vermont Book Award finalists, Jessica Hendry Nelson and Gary Lee Miller. (The award will be announced September 26, prior to our event.) Keep reading to learn more about them, and we look forward to seeing you there!

4:30 p.m. Monday
October 12, 2015
Kreitzberg Library Multipurpose Room
Norwich University

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(Photo by Nick Adams.)

Jessica Hendry Nelson (photo by Nick Adams)

Jessica Hendry Nelson earned a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire and an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Nelson is the author of the memoir, If Only You People Could Follow Directions, a collection of linked autobiographical essays about Nelson’s mother, Susan, her brother, Eric, and Jessica herself. The Boston Globe has described Nelson as “both brilliant and facile in her use of language.”

Nelson teaches at the low residency MFA program at the University of Nebraska in Omaha and at Burlington College and Champlain College in Vermont. She is also the nonfiction and managing editor of Green Mountains Review.

Read Jessica Hendry Nelson’s work from If Only You People Could Follow Directions:
An Open Letter to Eric
Pretend We Fall Asleep

Gary Lee Miller

Gary Lee Miller

Gary Lee Miller is the creative director of Writers for Recovery, a series of writers’ workshops helping people overcome addiction. His short story collection, Museum of the Americas, was published in 2014 by Fomite Press. A co-producer of two documentary films, he received a nomination for a New England Emmy Award in the category of documentary scriptwriting, WGBH/PSB Boston. He is also a Pushcart Prize nominee for fiction and has been named a finalist in the James Jones Novel Fellowship Contest.

Read Gary Lee Miller’s work:
Hit Deer
Museum of the Americas (PDF)