• January 2014 Orientation & Arrival

    Take a Closer Look:
    Hamline University’s Low-Residency MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults


    Special Program for Prospective Students
    Saturday, JANUARY 14,  9:00 am – 1:00 pm  

    The Low-Residency MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults (MFAC) at Hamline is gearing up for its summer residency (July 8-17). Our program is one of only a few in the country that focuses exclusively on writing for children and young adults.  If you’re interested in getting a close-up look at what it's like to be in this exciting program, you are invited to attend lectures on Saturday morning, July 16 and then have lunch with Mary Rockcastle, Director of The Creative Writing Programs, and members of the faculty.Learn more about the program and faculty. 

    Events for the day: 

    9:00 - 9:30 am         Check-In at Giddens Alumni Learning Center (GLC) Lobby

    9:30 - 10:30               Laura Ruby Faculty Lecture
    GLC 100E                    
    Written on the Body: Emotion in Fiction

    10:45-11:45               Caren Stelson Presentation
    GLC 100E                    From MFA Student to Award-Winning, Published Author

    11:45 - 1:00              Lunch with Director Rockcastle and faculty

    Participants are welcome to stay for afternoon student lectures. 

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  • On the Faculty 

    "I had a middle-grade novel published prior to entering the Hamline program, but I still felt like there was a lot I didn't know. I was committed to writing and wanted to become a master of the craft, how to go emotionally deeper with stories... with each faculty member, I felt like I gained something new and different and continued to gain confidence."

    -- Loretta Ellsworth, MFAC alum

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