About the Residency

William Alexander, a VCFA faculty member and National Book Award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of middle-grade fantasy and science fiction, will offer readings and teach in the Campton/Ashland area over two, two-day visits. Will is an exceptional writer, and a lively, engaging instructor with a background in theatre and folklore. His work is especially well-suited to middle and high school students, writers (and aspiring writers) and those who are interested in fantasy and science fiction.

Upcoming Performances & Events

Two Free Programs with Will Alexander
Presented by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and Vermont College of Fine Arts

Location for both programs: Ashland Booster Club, 99 Main St., Ashland
Monday, March 12, 2018
Both programs are free!

6:00 p.m. Writer's Workshop: Stealing from Theater
For educators and writers of all ages; high school writers welcome! Learn theatrical games and techniques for creating fictional characters and developing their voices. 

7:30 p.m. A Properly Unhaunted Place: Reading & Discussion
William reads from his latest novel and discusses his life and work as a writer. 

Come to one or both programs! 

Informal cookie reception between programs, hosted by Friends of the Ashland Town Library

Share a flyer and bring a friend!

About the Artist

William Alexander is a National Book Award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of fantasy and science fiction for kids. Additional honors include an Eleanor Cameron Award, an Earphones Award, a Junior Library Guild Selection, a finalist for the International Latino Book Award, two Minnesota Book Award finalists and two CBC Best Children’s Book of the Year Awards.

Will is a second generation Cuban-American immigrant to the United States. He 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.