Monday, April 9, 2018

7:00 p.m.


Mr. Deresiewicz will speak on the value of a broad college experience as opposed to over specialization and too much emphasis on career preparation. He will also speak to the importance of students developing passions and discovering new interests during their college years and will be signing copies of his book Excellent Sheep.

William Deresiewicz is an award-winning essayist and critic, a frequent college speaker, and the best-selling author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life. He taught English at Yale and Columbia before becoming a full-time writer in 2008. Bill’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Harper’s, The Nation, The New Republic, The American Scholar, The London Review of Books, and elsewhere. He has won the Hiett Prize in the Humanities, the Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing, and a Sydney Award; he is also a three-time National Magazine Award nominee.

Co-sponsored by Berwick Academy, this event is free and open to the public; however, space is limited. Please RSVP to Stephanie Caswell at or call (207) 384-2164 ext. 2226.