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Bingham Visiting Writer Kamila Shamsie Details the Joys of Creating

Bingham Visiting Writer Kamila Shamsie Details the Joys of Creating

“The most difficult part is always the beginning,” novelist Kamila Shamsie told Milton students. “You have to create a whole world out of nothing.”

Ms. Shamsie, this semester’s Bingham Visiting Reader, read passages from her 2017 novel, Home Fire, and spoke with students about her process when she writes fiction. Once the world of a novel is established, making connections between the characters that advance the plot becomes a “fun technical challenge,” she explained.

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Milton Students Travel for Music, Service and Cultural Exploration Over Spring Break

Milton Students Travel for Music, Service and Cultural Exploration Over Spring Break

The Jazz Band will make its 12th tour of South Africa this spring break, continuing a Milton tradition that began in 1992, band director and music faculty member Bob Sinicrope says.

“Each trip has a personality of its own,” Bob says. “A lot of it has to do with the students and adults, and a lot of it has to do with the itinerary. We’re going to visit some of the same places, but every time we go, we see something new. South Africa in 2019 is a much different place compared with 1992.”

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