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HBO Live: An Evening with Richard Plepler '76, the CEO of HBO
Posted on: 11/13/2015
Facilitated by Colin McEnroe at Infinity Hall, Free and Open to the Public

Watkinson School presents HBO Live: An Evening with Richard Plepler, the CEO of HBO at Hartford’s Infinity Hall on Thursday, December 3rd.  Mr. Plepler, a Watkinson School alum from the class of 1976, is Chairman and CEO of Home Box Office, Inc., responsible for the overall management of the world’s most successful pay TV service, which provides the two television networks – HBO and Cinemax – to over 127 million subscribers worldwide.  Mr. Plepler’s recent accolades include being named to the 2015 Time Magazine list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and he will also receive the Directorate Award at this year’sInternational Emmy Awards in late November.

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Alum and Author Cathleen Davitt Bell to Speak to Middle School Students
Posted on: 10/20/2015
On November 3, Watkinson will welcome Cathleen Davitt Bell back to our campus.  She was a Watkinson Middle School student!  Middle School students are receiving a copy of one of her novels and are encouraged to read it before her visit.  She is the author of Slipping, Little Blog on the Prairie, I Remember You, and a co-author of The Amanda Project. She received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College and her MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two children.  She will meet with the middle school on November 3 from 11:10 to 12:00 in the amphitheater to discuss reading, her writing and sign books!

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