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Woodland Hills Interaction Series

The Woodland Hills Interaction Series (WHIS) started in 2013.  The WHIS was created by library media specialist Kevin McGuire and instructional technology coach Jason Coleman with the goal of providing first-class interaction opportunities for students at Woodland Hills Jr/Sr High School.  

During our first four years, the WHIS has hosted such notable guests as Colum McCann (National Book Award Winner/Academy Award nominated writer), Elizabeth Strout (Pulitzer Prize Winner), Dr. Sheri Fink (Pulitzer Prize Winner), Terrance Hayes (National Book Award winner/MacArthur Fellow), Jesse Andrews (N.Y. Times Bestseller), Dr. Cyril Wecht, S.L. Price (Sports Illustrated Senior Writer), and Robert Bilheimer (Academy Award nominated director). Additionally, the WHIS has also hosted local writer Dave Newman, poet Jim Daniels, EPA Director Barnes Johnson and U.S. Ambassador Bryant Salter. 


Click below to see event flyers:

Shepard Wos Jennifer Egan
SL Price Esper WHIS KG


2017-2018 season:

Sara Shepard - author
Joe Wos - professional cartoonist/artist
Jennifer Egan - authorPulitzer Prize Winner NYT Bestseller
S.L. Price - author/columnist

2016-2017 season:

Stephen Esper - physician
Ken Gormley - president of Duquesne University
Elizabeth Strout - author Pulitzer Prize Winner NYT Bestseller
Jim Daniels - poet/writer/screenwiter/professor

2015-2016 season:

Jesse Andrews - author/screenwriter  NYT Bestseller
Barnes Johnson - director at the EPA
Cyril Wecht - forensic pathologist
David Preston - author/historian

2014-2015 season:

Sheri Fink - journalist/author Pulitzer Prize Winner NYT Bestseller
Terrance Hayes - poet  National Book Award  
Dave Newman - poet/author
Bryant Salter - diplomat

2013-2014 season:

Colum McCann - author National Book Award Academy Award Nominee NYT Bestseller
Robert Bilheimer - director Academy Award Nominee

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Novelist McCann engages students (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Galaxies Inside His Head (New York Times Magazine)

Woodland Hills students learn about Braddock's defeat in battle (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

ACLA press release on Sheri Fink visit

President Gormley's Visit to Woodland Hills High School, Feb. 27, 2017


Director:  Kevin McGuire
Director:  Jason Coleman

Woodland Hills Interaction Series
2550 Greensburg Pike
Pittsburgh, PA 15221

412.244.1100 x 5194