• The Creative Writing Programs

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

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

    Special Program for Prospective Students
    Saturday, July 19:  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 11-20). 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 19 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 : Laura Ruby Lecture
    Written on the Body: Physicality & Emotion in Fiction 
    (GLC 100E) 

    10:15-11:15 : Ron Koertge Lecture
    All About the Novel-in-Verse (and a few minutes with Jesus)
    (GLC 100E) 

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

    Afternoon :   Student lectures to choose from
    (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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