About Us

The Norwich University Writers Series was created in 2012 by Prof. Sean Prentiss, Prof. Brett Cox, and Jacque Day with support from the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of English and Communications. The series brings nationally known novelists, poets, screenwriters, memoirists, and singer/songwriters to Norwich’s campus, located in the mountains of Vermont. The authors visit classrooms where they talk with students about the life of a creative writer, and give readings that are free and open to the public. Afterwards, authors take questions and sign books.


Sean Prentiss, an associate professor of English at Norwich University, is the author of Finding Abbey: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave, which won the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award. He is co-author of Environmental and Nature Writing: A Craft Guide and Anthology and co-editor of the anthology, The Far Edges of the Fourth Genre, which delves into the philosophy of creative nonfiction. He lives on a lake in Woodbury with his partner Sarah. He also built a cabin in Colorado’s mountains for long summer days and cold winter nights. Visit Sean’s website to learn more about him and to read some of his creative writing.

coxF. Brett Cox is associate professor of English and the former chair of the Department of English and Communications at Norwich University. He co-edited, with Andy Duncan, the anthology Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic (Tor, 2004), and his fiction, poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including the recently released War Stories. A native of North Carolina, he lives in Roxbury, Vermont, with his wife, the playwright Jeanne Beckwith.

Jacque_Aug2013Jacque E. Day has happily joined efforts to support the Norwich University Writers Series. Originally from western Pennsylvania, Jacque enjoyed a diverse career in the media before moving to Vermont with her husband, Arthur Pallone, a Norwich assistant professor of physics. She currently serves as managing editor for the New Madrid journal of contemporary literature, and is the features editor for the Norwich Record. She also produces the WNUB radio show, “Norwich Odyssey.”