Writers at Work

The A.J. Downs Writers at Work Series brings professional writers to Gilman to read from their work in assembly, visit classes, and meet with faculty members.

Our Own Writers At Work

Paragon, the Upper School literary magazine, showcases innovative, well-crafted, and creative student literature, including poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and memoir.


The Writers at Work reading series is named for English teacher A. J. Downs, who was a member of the Gilman faculty from 1950–1989.