Announcing the Fall 2014 Series!

The fall semester has come to Norwich University, and we’re delighted to announce yet another exciting season of readings as part of the NU Writers Series. Here, you’ll find a quick look at the fall lineup. Keep checking back, as we’ll be adding posters and other fun details as we get them.



Ben Hewitt

Ben Hewitt

BEN HEWITT
Thursday, October 16
4:00 p.m.
Kreitzberg Library Multipurpose Room

A native Vermonter, Ben Hewitt is the author of the books Making Supper Safe, The Town that Food Saved, and Saved, all dealing with our connection with nature, the life-sustaining food that the earth provides, and a simplistic lifestyle. Living in Cabot, Vermont on a small farm, Hewitt is indeed connected to nature in more ways than most members of society. Nature not only provides him and his family with food—it is also their source of income and education. Hewitt and his wife educate their two boys at home through nature.


KILL SHAKESPEARE
A conversation with graphic artist Andy Belanger
Friday, November 7
4:00 p.m.
Chaplin Hall Gallery

And … a theatrical performance based on Kill Shakespeare by Norwich University’s Pegasus Players
Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8
8 p.m.
Dole Auditorium, Webb Hall

On Friday afternoon, Andy Belanger, the graphic artist for Kill Shakespeare, will be talking about creating art and being a comic artist at the Chaplin Hall Gallery. On the evenings of Friday and Saturday, November 7-8, the Norwich Pegasus Players will perform a production of Kill Shakespeare.

Kill Shakespeare is a twelve-issue comic book that deals with William Shakespeare’s characters and Shakespeare himself. These famous characters are brought to life and they either long to kill Shakespeare or to protect him. This comic book series was drawn by Andy Belanger. The first issue was published in 2010. A second series, the five-issue The Tide of Blood, was released in 2013. A third series, The Mask of Night, was announced on March 10, 2014. The first twelve issues of Kill Shakespeare were adapted into a live staged reading format in 2011, and this is what Pegasus Players will be bringing to life.


Joe Wilkins

Joe Wilkins

JOE WILKINS
Monday, November 17
4:00 p.m.
Kreitzberg Library Multipurpose Room

Joe Wilkins was born and raised in eastern Montana, the site and subject of his memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers (2012). This memoir was named a 2012 Montana Book Award Honor Book and a 2013 Orion Book Award Finalist, and is the winner of the 2014 GLCA New Writers Award in Nonfiction. Wilkins is also an award-winning poet and has published two books of poetry, Killing the Murnion Dogs and Notes from the Journey West. He is the co-editor of The Far Edges of the Fourth Genre, an anthology about creative nonfiction, with Norwich University creative writing professor Sean Prentiss.