2016-17 Series

Thank you to our friends who joined us on September 28 to welcome National Book Award-winner Will Alexander to the Norwich campus. 


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’s appearance at Norwich was sponsored in conjunction with Modern Languages.

The fall writers series continued Wednesday, October 26 with environmental writer Jonathan Mingle. Our appreciation to all who made it a packed venue. Missed the event? Scroll down for the special “Norwich Odyssey” featuring an interview with Jon and a video taken during his visit. 



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’s appearance at Norwich took place in conjunction with engineering, environmental science, and the Peace and War Center.