PHS Writers Day 2015 Program

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

We are so honored to have this amazing line-up for the 2015 edition of PHS Writers Day!

 Period 1 (8:15 – 9:03)  Tom Zeller – Professor at Loyola University Chicago. Author of numerous articles, books, and chapters related to the fields of accounting and business

Tom Zeller

Tom Zeller

Period 2 (9:24 – 10:12)        Bob Raczka – Poet and children’s author of books such as Guyku, Santa Clauses, and No One Saw.

Bob Raczka

Bob Raczka

Period 3 (10:17 – 11:05)      Lisa Black – Columnist, reporter for the Chicago Tribune

Lisa Black

Lisa Black

Period 4 (11:10-11:58)    Clara Kensie – Young Adult writer; author of the Run to You series

Clara Kensie

Clara Kensie

Period 5 (12:03 – 12:51)      Mary Kubica – International best-selling author of The Good Girl

Mary Kubica

Mary Kubica

Period 6 (12:51 – 1:44)         HondaPro Jason – Blogger and YouTuber who focuses on Honda vehicles

HondaPro Jason

HondaPro Jason

Period 7 (1:49 – 2:37)     Palatine Student Presentations – PHS newspaper Cutlass and student fine arts magazine FACE.

 

Period 8 (2:42 – 3:30)        Wayne Johnson – Harper professor and author of  “A History of Violence: An Encyclopedia of 1,400 Chicago Mob Murders.”

Wayne Johnson

Wayne Johnson

Writers Day 2014 Program

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

We are pleased and honored to announce this year’s line-up for the Palatine High School Writers Day.  Catch us LIVE via Ustream!!

Throughout our day, students will read excerpts of their own writing as well.

 Period 1 (8:15 – 9:03)         Amy Rutledge – WGN/CLTV news reporter and anchor 

Amy Copeland

Amy Copeland

Period 2 (9:24 – 10:12)        Laura Caldwell  Former civil trial attorney, mystery writer, director of LIFE AFTER INNOCENCE 

Laura Caldwell

Laura Caldwell

Period 3 (10:17 – 11:05)      Jessica Vealitzek –  Author of newly-released The Rooms are Filled, former exhibit writer, political communications director

Jessica Vealitzek

Jessica Vealitzek

Period 4 (10:17 – 11:05)      Susan Kaye Quinn –  Fiction author of the bestselling young adult SF Mindjack Trilogy, former NASA engineer

Susan Kaye Quinn

Susan Kaye Quinn

Period 5 (12:03 – 12:51)      Amy Gail Hansen – YA author of The Butterfly Sister, former English teacher, freelance writer and Arts & Entertainment Journalist

Amy Gail Hansen

Amy Gail Hansen

Period 6 (12:51 – 1:44)         Jan Bottiglieri – poet  and performing artist  AND Patrick Bromley Movie Critic, comedian, freelance writer

Jan Bottiglieri

Jan Bottiglieri

Patrick Bromley

Patrick Bromley

Period 7 (1:49 – 2:37)         Published Student Author – Morgan Anderson – PHS Class of ’15!  Morgan will share her journey on becoming a successful, published author of her novel, AVIAN,  before graduating high school! 

Period 8 (2:42 – 3:30)        Jeff Pryzbylo – Harper College Professor & Speech Team Coach . . . Presentation on overcoming stage fright and writing for speeches

Jeff Pryzbylo

Jeff Pryzbylo

 

A full house in the PHS auditorium

A full house in the PHS auditorium at Writers Day 2013

Last Year’s Palatine High School Writers Day 2013

Thank you to all students, staff and speakers for an inspiring, thought-provoking day of writing.  

Friday, May 3, 2013

Period 1 (8:15 – 9:05): Matt Bowen, NFL writer/analyst for the Chicago Tribune, 670 The Score, CSN Chicago, and WGN Morning News.   Matt is a 7-Year NFL veteran as well.

Period 2 (9:10 – 10:00): Susan Kaye Quinn, author of the bestselling young adult SF Mindjack Trilogy.  Susan also worked at NASA and designed aircraft engines.

Period 3 (10:05 – 10:55): Returning performance group!!  The Neo-Futurists, a collection of writers, directors and performers that fuse together sport, poetry, and living newspaper live onstage. Most known for their show, “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind.”

Period 4 (11:00 – 11:50): Palatine High School Faculty Published AuthorsChris Quick, English Teacher – Memoir: One Way – Uphill Only; Sean Berleman, English Teacher – Children’s Books: Dora the Explorer – Camera Contest; Tonka Firetruck; Bob The Builder Builds a Petting Zoo; Nick Hostert, Art Teacher – Academic Writing including Uncommon Dialogue: Digital Critique Beyond the Art 

Period 5 (11:55 – 12:45): Returning performance group!!  Café Con Milk, a musical poetry group consisting of Luis Tubens & Yamil Rodriguez. Tubens and Rodriquez write poetry that depicts the realities of urban existence.

Period 6 (12:50 – 1:40): Agnes Schwartz, Holocaust survivor, author of  A Roll of the Dice:  A Memoir of a Hungarian Survivor

Period 7 (1:45 – 2:35): Student and Faculty Writing

Period 8 (2:40 – 3:30): J.W. Basillo, National and World Poetry Slam finalist, J.W. is also a writer, performer, playwright, comedian, musician, and educator from Chicago.  His stage act, a Vaudevillian mash-up of poetry, music, comedy and storytelling, has earned him a reputation as one of the more sought-after and compelling spoken word artists working today.