Valerie Martin

Recent awards

Valerie Martin, this year’s afternoon keynoter, has won a coveted Guggenheim Fellowship to complete her latest, 14th, novel THE GHOST OF THE MARY CELESTE, about a ship mysteriously abandoned in 1872. For more details on the award and her career, see the stories on the Mount Holyoke website (she is a visiting professor at the …

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Afternoon keynoter

We are very happy to announce that Valerie Martin will be our after-lunch speaker. She is the author of nine novels, numerous short stories, and a biography of St. Francis of Assisi. With this giant leap forward we feel our program is shaping up beautifully and we hope to announce all the panels soon. writeangles