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Writing Program Brings Top Children’s Authors to Hamline University

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From July 6—16, Hamline University invites the public to several book readings by nationally known children’s and young adult authors, including Gene Yang, Swati Avasthi, Laura Ruby, Marilyn Nelson, Cris Crutcher, Ron Koertge, Jane Resh Thomas, Marsha Chall, Marsha Qualey, Liza Ketchum, Eleanora Tate, Phyllis Root, Jackie Briggs Martin, and Kelly Easton. Readings are free and open to all. All readings take place in Giddens Learning Center, room 100E, located at 1556 Hewitt Avenue on Hamline University’s Saint Paul campus.

Friday, July 6, 2012

6:45 p.m.
Authors:  Ron Koertge, Jacqueline Briggs-Martin, Liza Ketchum, Kelly Easton, Gene Yang

Sunday, July 8, 2012

6:45 p.m. 
Authors:  Eleanora Tate, Laura Ruby, Marsha Chall, Jane Resh Thomas, Swati Avasthi

Monday, July 9, 2012

6:45 p.m. 
Authors:  Marilyn Nelson, Marsha Qualey, Gary Schmidt, Phyllis Root

Friday, July 13, 2012

2-2:30 p.m. 
Author:  David Small

Saturday, July 15, 2012

1-1:30 p.m.
Author:  Cris Crutcher

The readings are part of Hamline University’s master of fine arts in writing for children and young adults, a program geared at writers of literature for children and young adults who hope to be published. With a faculty-to-student ratio of just five to one, the master’s program provides an in-depth education in the field of children’s literature and a high degree of individual attention. The faculty is comprised of well-known, award-winning authors who are experienced teachers. Learn more about the MFAC program.