•  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 17:  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 17 and then have lunch that day with Mary Rockcastle, Director of The Creative Writing Programs, and members of the faculty. 

    [ Learn more about the Low-Residency MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program ]

    Events for the day: 

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

    9:00-10:00
    Anne Ursu Lecture: On Defamiliarization and the Fantastic
    Giddens Learning Center, Room 100E

    10:15-11:15
    Jackie Briggs Martin Lecture: Once Upon a Place: Setting and Folktales
    Giddens Learning Center, Room 100E

    11:30-12:45
    Lunch with Director and faculty

    Anderson Center, Room 305 

    Afternoon:  Student lectures to choose from (optional)

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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

    Hamline student quote