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Hollins University
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PO Box 9603
Roanoke, VA 24020-1603
(540) 362-6575
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Summer 2015 events (open to the public)

Writer-in-Residence Terri Windling

Monday, June 29
Editor, artist, essayist, and author of books for both children and adults, Terri Windling's numerous books include The Wood Wife (winner of the Mythopoeic Award), A Midsummer Night's Faery Tale, A Wolf at the Door, The Green Man (Winner of the World Fantasy Award), The Coyote Road, Faery Reel, and Welcome to Bordertown.

Artist Martha Young McQuilkin

Wednesday, July 8
Artist Martha Young McQuilkin, Hollins B.A. 1965, creates fanciful creatures in a magical landscape for her company Whimble Designs, in fiber sculpture, paint, and ceramic. Her work has been featured in Where Women Create, Arts and Expressions magazine, Romantic Homes magazine, and Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion. She will talk about making a career of your craft.

Illustrator Charles Vess

Friday, July 10
Fantasy artist Charles Vess has illustrated numerous books including Stardust with Neil Gaiman (Mythopoeic Award and World Fantasy Award), A Circle of Cats with Charles DeLint, Drawing Down the Moon, Horns of Elfland, and Hook: The Official Movie Adaptation. He also illustrated a series of anthologies edited by Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow, that includes The Green Man, The Faery Reel, and The Coyote Road.

Scholar-in-Residence William A. Senior

Monday, July 13
William A. Senior, editorial board member and former editor of the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, talks about the prevalence of dystopias in young adult fiction.

Author Maggie Stiefvater

Wednesday, July 22
Young adult fantasy writer Maggie Stiefvater is the author of the Shiver trilogy, The Books of Faerie, Spirit Animals, The Scorpio Races (a Printz Honor Book), and her most recent, the Raven Boys cycle.

Francelia Butler Conference

Saturday, July 25
Keynote speaker Kenneth Kidd, professor of English at the University of Florida - Gainesville, is the author of Making American Boys: Boyology and the Feral Tale and Freud in Oz: At the Intersections of Psychoanalysis and Children's Culture. He also coedited two volumes, Wild Things: Children’s Culture and Ecocriticism and Over the Rainbow: Queer Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Since 2004 he has served as associate editor of Children’s Literature Association Quarterly.

Student reading

Wednesday, July 29
Students in the graduate children's literature programs read from their creative work.

Faculty reading

Wednesday, July 29
Faculty authors in the graduate children's literature programs read from their own work.