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Jeff Hodges
Director of Public Relations
Hollins University
P.O. Box 9657
Roanoke, VA 24020-1657
(540) 362-6503
Fax: (540) 362-6500

Office location:
Cocke Memorial Building, Third Floor

Brittany Foutz
Special Programs Coordinator
(540) 362-6021

Office location:
Bradley Hall


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Margaret Wise Brown Festival schedule of events

Thursday, February 16, 2012

4:30 p.m. Hollins Founder’s Day speaker Candice Ransom M.A. ’07 will give her address on Margaret Wise Brown. Ransom is a children’s book author and Hollins Children’s Literature faculty member.
duPont Chapel.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

10 a.m. Saturday Morning Story Hour with a Virginia Tech athlete as celebrity reader. Get your photo taken for a READ poster.
Robertson Library.
6:30 p.m. In honor of International Women’s Day, at our Cultural Festival international students at Hollins will read from Margaret Wise Brown books that have been translated into their native language. Following the festival, desserts from around the globe will be served at a reception in the Green Drawing Room, Main. Sponsored by Cultural & Community Engagement. Talmadge Recital Hall, Bradley Hall.

Monday, April 2, 2012

7 p.m. April Fool’s Celebration of Margaret Wise Brown parodies (adults only)
Dan Smith, the award winning journalist, photographer, and radio commentator, will read some of the spoofs and parodies of Margaret Wise Brown’s books – including Goodnight Bush and The Runaway Mummy. Writers, bring your own parodies of Goodnight Moon to share during an open mike session.
Green Drawing Room, Main Building.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

10 a.m. Saturday Morning Story Hour with celebrity reader Miss Virginia's Outstanding Teen 2011 Dominick Fink. Get your photo taken for a READ poster!
Robertson Library.
11 a.m. Treasure Hunt
Can you find the red balloon? The cow jumping over the moon? Kids are invited to search the great green Hollins campus for Margaret Wise Brown treasures. Two simultaneous treasure hunts will be offered for children ages 6-10 and children ages 3-5. Meet on Front Quad immediately following story hour.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Family Concert: The Runaway Bunny with David Stewart Wiley and musicians from the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and a surprise narrator. Enjoy this musical journey through The Runaway Bunny in the style of "Peter and the Wolf."
Taubman Museum of Art, 110 Salem Avenue SE, Roanoke, VA 24011

June, 2012

Hollins Alumnae Reunion 2012 celebrates Brown’s 80th reunion year and the 65th anniversary of the publication of Goodnight Moon.

Wyndham Robertson Library showcase of Margaret Wise Brown original manuscripts and memorabilia.

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum exhibition, Goodnight, Hush: Classic Children’s Book Illustrations, of original illustrations from Goodnight Moon. Museum hours: Tues-Fri: 10 am to 4 pm, Sat: 1-5 pm.

Friday, June 29, 2012

  The Life and Work of Margaret Wise Brown, lecture by Candice Ransom M.A. '07, children’s book author and Hollins Children’s Literature faculty member.