June 2017 Term In The CWP at Hamline, June is a time for intensive immersion in the craft. This June, dive into The Young Adult Novel with MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults faculty, Marsha Qualey. Courses are 2 credits, meeting twice per week, for seven sessions in the month of June. The Young Adult Novel 2 credits. MFA Writing/Elective. Mondays & Thursdays, 6-9 pm. Term starts June 5. This class explores the challenges of writing for and about young adults, with an emphasis on creating the strong narrative voice that is crucial for capturing a teen character as well as engaging the teen reader. Through close reading of several YA novels, we will explore how their authors applied, ignored, and subverted the basics of craft in their writing. Class structure also includes lecture, discussion, some critical writing, and workshopping of assigned creative work. Novels we’ll use will include Orleans, We Were Liars, He Said-She Said, and Challenger Deep. Faculty: Marsha Qualey. How to Register: Registration opens to current and new MFA students via Piperline on Monday, February 27.