NEHS Webinars for 2023-2024

NEHS live webinars are aimed at both student members and Chapter Advisors and, this year, will focus on author talks and opportunities to engage with literature that goes beyond school reading lists and taught texts. Please see details of our live webinars below.

NEHS will also be offering a series of pre-recorded on-demand webinars and tutorials focused on chapter organization, management, and leadership; opportunities for student participation in creative contests and scholarship competitions; and the use of our NEHS Connect platform. More details about our on-demand resources are available below.

Webinars on Demand

An Evening with Ada Limón: US Poet Laureate

Originally Presented: Tuesday, September 26, 2023

US Poet Laureate Ada Limón will be joining us to discuss her latest anthology, The Hurting Kind (2022), her role as the 24th US Poet Laureate, her belief that "poetry is elemental, necessary, & deeply human," and will be answering YOUR questions. Ada Limón is the author of six books of poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Limón was also the host of the critically acclaimed poetry podcast, The Slowdown.

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An Evening with Kayte Nunn, author of The Botanist’s Daughter, the NEHS Common Reader 2023-2024

Originally Presented: Tuesday, November 7, 2023 

Join Australian author Kayte Nunn to discuss the themes, characters, and inspiration behind her award-winning novel and the NEHS Common Reader for 2023-2024 The Botanist’s Daughter. Kayte will also be responding to YOUR questions about her book–this is a wonderful opportunity to delve deeper into the novel and acquire first-hand information that you can include in your NEHS scholarship essays. The Botanist’s Daughter is one of four works of historical fiction written by Nunn and won the 2020 Winston Graham Historical Fiction Prize. Rose’s Vintage and Angel’s Share are both contemporary love stories, set in the lush vineyards of the imaginary Shingle Valley. Her latest novel, The Only Child, is a contemporary-historical crime mystery.

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