Matthew Winkler Speaks in Australia

Woodhall Author Matthew P. Winkler, creator of the viral TED-Ed video "What Makes a Hero?" and author of Mentoring Teenage Heroes will speak at the Hero Round Table conference in Australia next month. Matt's book guides parents, teachers, coaches, and other ex-teenagers toward a fresh understanding of adolescence as a heroic quest - a rite of passage as old as the ancient myths that metaphorically describe it. Those myths echo through contemporary books and movies and the real-world experience of growing up. For most adults, daily life is a routine grind. For teenagers, it’s an epic struggle for identity.

Voices of Norwalk: Oysterville

Join Laurel Peterson, Norwalk's Poet Laureate, and other Oysterville poets at the Norwalk Public Library on Sunday, March 2 from 2:00 to 4:00. For more information, please visit the Norwalk Public Library website or call 203-899-2780 ext. 15131. ( 1 Belden Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850 )

Fairfield Book Prize Finalists

Woodhall Press has selected six finalists from among the many entrants to this year's Fairfield Book Prize contest. Congratulations and good luck to all! Plausible Deniability by Robert Gilbert What Happened After by Elizabeth Hilts Catchlight by Brooke Adams Law The Three Marlenas by Kristie Letter A Perfect Facebook Life by A.J. O’Connell I Have These Thoughts, Sometimes by Yavaria R. Ryan The finalists will be judged by National Book Award winner Phil Klay, a guest faculty member of the Fairfield University MFA program. The Prize winner will be announced in July, 2019.

James M. Chesbro at Fairfield University

Woodhall author James M. Chesbro read from his book A Lion in the Snow and spoke about how fathers and sons communicate. This private event was hosted by Fairfield Prep, where Jamie teaches in the English department. A Lion in the Snow is a contemporary father’s field guide, a husband’s compendium, and a wife’s glimpse into the turning mind of a spouse in the grounded prose of domestic conflict.

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