The Norwich University Writers Series

Welcome to 2016. With the new year comes an exciting new lineup of authors and events as we carry on with the Norwich University Writers Series. Mark your calendars!



Will Alexander: National Book Award Winner

September 28, Wednesday, 4:00

Kreitzberg Library Multipurpose Room

William Alexander writes fantasy and science fiction for kids. He won the National Book Award in 2012 for his first novel, Goblin Secrets, and the Earphones Award for his narration of the audiobook. His second novel, Ghoulish Song, was a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award. His third, Ambassador, was a Junior Library Guild Selection, finalist for the International Latino Book Award, and winner of the Eleanor Cameron Award. Will studied theater and folklore at Oberlin College, English at the University of Vermont, and creative writing at Clarion. He teaches at the Vermont College of Fine Arts program in Writing for Children and Young Adults.

Alexander is being brought in in conjunction with Modern Languages.



Jonathan Mingle

Wednesday, October 26th, 4:00

Krietzberg Library, Multipurpose Room

Jonathan Mingle’s writing on the environment, climate and development has appeared in The New York Times, SlateThe Boston Globe, and other publications. He is a former Middlebury Fellow in Environmental Journalism, a recipient of the American Alpine Club’s Zack Martin Breaking Barriers Award, and a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group. He lives in Vermont.

Mingle is being brought in in conjunction with engineering, environmental science, and the Peace and War Center.



R. Flowers Rivera

Monday, November 7th, 4:00

Krietzberg Library, Multipurpose Room

R. Flowers Rivera completed a Ph.D. in English, specializing in African American literature and creative writing, at Binghamton University. Xavier Review Press published her debut poetry collection, Troubling Accents (2013), which received a nomination from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters and was selected by the Texas Association of Authors as its 2014 Poetry Book of the Year. Rivera’s second collection, Heathen, has been selected for the 2015 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, published by Lotus Press and distributed by Wayne State University Press (2015). Rivera’s work re-imagines the intersections of race, gender, class, orientation, and regional identity.