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Novelist Russell Banks speaks with Northwood students

Russell Banks (Provided photo — Nancie Battaglia)

LAKE PLACID — Russell Banks, the award-winning novelist and short story writer, met virtually with Northwood School students on Monday, Sept. 28.

Banks, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, is the author of “Continental Drift,” “The Sweet Hereafter” and “Cloudsplitter,” among other books. He lives in Keene.

Northwood School held an alternate schedule due to the virtual visit. All students were a part of an opening meeting, and then two groups attended workshops with Banks. Following a brief introduction from faculty, Banks gave a live talk for 25 minutes as part of the all-school meeting, followed by a question-and-answer session with students. After the all-school event, Banks participated in two additional, live, informal classroom Q&A sessions for 50 minutes, with 20 English students per workshop.

The event was livestreamed for asynchronous students.

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