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April 01, 2020

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    For the second consecutive year, and for the third time in the last four years, five writers connected to Hamline's creative writing programs have been named finalists for the Minnesota Book Awards.


    Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams, MFAC alumna ‘16 receives a Newbery Honor, the Coretta Scott King Award, and is a finalist for the William C. Morris Award.