•  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, July 18:  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 10 - 19). 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 18 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: 

    8:30 - 9:00 a.m.          Check-In at Giddens Alumni Learning Center (GLC) Lobby

    9:00 - 10:00 a.m.        Gary Schmidt Lecture
    GLC 100E                        
       How We Got to Where We Are: The Beginnings of American
                                                Children's Literature and Why It Matters to Writers Today

                                                Read more about Gary Schmidt

    10:15 - 11:15 a.m.         Gene Luen Yang Lecture
    GLC 100E                           Theme in Comics 
                                                Read more about Gene Luen Yang

    11:30 - 12:45 p.m.        Lunch with Director Rockcastle and faculty
    Anderson Center, room 111

    You are welcome to stay to hear four of our July graduates read from their creative work at 1:00 p.m. in GLC 100E.

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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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