Janet Sternburg guest author at Sunday WordPlay

Guest author and photographer Janet Sternburg shows students one of her photographs.

Gabi Kamran

Voices Editor

On Sunday, December 8th, students gathered in the Beit Midrash for the Creative Writing department’s ninth annual Sunday WordPlay. The event featured guest author Janet Sternburg, a renowned photographer and the editor of The Writer on Her Work, a required summer reading book for many juniors and seniors.

Sternburg spoke to students about a variety of topics, including her experience as a female writer, her writing process, and her feelings toward both writing and photography as means of expression. After a brief Q&A session, Sternburg led students in a writing workshop inspired by some of her photographs.

“It was really great to hear the creative genius behind the book that I so enjoyed reading over the summer,” Noah Mintz ’14 said, “Janet Sternburg is an amazing author and it was very enriching to participate in her workshop.”