• 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 16,  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 winter residency (January 8-18). 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, January 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 a.m.          Check-In at Giddens Alumni Learning Center (GLC) Lobby

    9:30 - 10:30 a.m.        Phyllis Root Faculty Lecture
    GLC 100E                        
    Hope, Heart: Emotional Resonance In Picture Books 
                                             Read more about Phyllis Root

    10:45 - 11:45 a.m.        Student Lectures:
    GLC 100E                         Mars Hauser
                                              Going Public: The Digital World as Setting in Young Adult Literature   

                                             Sean Tulien 
                                               Comics: Keep Your Mind in the Gutter 

    11:45 - 12:45 p.m.        Lunch with Director Rockcastle and faculty
    Anderson Center
    Room 111

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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 '09

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