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Roanoke, VA 24020-1603
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Summer 2014 events (open to the public)

Life After Hollins: "Breaking into the Market"

June 25, 7:30 p.m., Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library
Stories from the trenches from Hollins graduates who have published books or are working in the publishing industry.

Life After Hollins: "Academic Futures"

June 27, 7:30 p.m., Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library
Advice from a panel of Hollins graduates working in academia on applying to Ph.D. and library science programs.

Writer-in-Residence Han Nolan

June 30, 7:30 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
Young adult author Han Nolan won the National Book Award for her novel Dancing on the Edge and was a finalist for Send Me Down a Miracle. Her other works include If I Should Die Before I Wake, A Face in Every Window, Born Blue, When We Were Saints, A Summer of Kings, Crazy, and Pregnant Pause. She will be on campus through July 11 to meet individually with students to read their manuscripts and give feedback and critique.

Candace Fleming

July 7, 7:30 p.m., Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library
Picture book author Candace Fleming is the author of numerous picture books as well as novels and biographies for children, including Our Eleanor and Amelia Lost. Her most recent picture book is Oh No!

Scholar-in-Residence Lisa Rowe Fraustino

July 9, 7:30 p.m., Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library
Fraustino speaks on "The Disney Mystique." She is a former president of the Children’s Literature Association and a widely published scholar in the field of children's literature. She will also meet individually with students to offer feedback and critique on academic papers for submission to conferences and journals.

Jessica Lee Anderson

July 14, 7:30 p.m., Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library
Young adult author Jessica Lee Anderson received her M.A. in Children’s Literature from Hollins in 2004. Her first novel Trudy won the Milkweed Prize for Children’s Literature. She is also the author of Border Crossing, Calli, and for younger readers, What Is a Living Thing? and Presidential Pets.

Angie Smibert

July 16, 7:30 p.m., Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library
Young adult fantasy writer Angie Smibert is the author of Memento Nora, The Forgetting Curve, and The Meme Plague.

Judy Schachner

July 18, 7:30 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
Author/Illustrator Judy Schachner is the creator of Skippyjon Jones, the big-eared Siamese star of many of her picture books, as well as numerous others including Yo Vikings, The Grannyman, Bits and Pieces and Willy and May. She is also the illustrator of books for older readers by other authors.

Judy Schachner

July 19, 2 p.m. Room 119, Visual Arts Center
Craft talk by illustrator Judy Schachner

Benjamin Stevens

July 21, 7:30 p.m. Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library
Classics scholar Benjamin Stevens speaks on the mythological origins of children’s literature.

Francelia Butler Conference

July 26, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
Twentieth Annual Francelia Butler Student Conference on Children's Literature
Keynote address by visiting scholar Jack Zipes, author of numerous books on fairy tales and their evolution, including Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tale, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales, Children and the Culture Industry, Sticks and Stones: The Troublesome Success of Children's Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter, The Brothers Grimm: From Enchanted Forests to the Modern World, Literature and Literary Theory: Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, and a translation from the original German of the complete tales of the Brothers Grimm, as well as numerous edited books on the subject.

Jack Zipes

July 28, 12:30 p.m., Roanoke Times Room, Moody Center
Brown bag lunch gathering with Jack Zipes. Bring your lunch and discuss current research interests with our Butler Conference keynote speaker.

Student reading

July 30, 12:15 p.m., Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library
Students read from their creative work.

Faculty reading

July 30, 7:30 p.m., Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library
Hear our faculty authors read from their own work.