Hollins Announces Children’s Literature Workshops for Summer 2023
This summer, Hollins University’s graduate programs in children’s literature are offering three one-week intensive workshops for teachers and librarians, aspiring authors and illustrators, and alumnae/i of Hollins’ undergraduate and graduate programs: “Picture Book Trends: A Curated Reading Workshop,” “Writing Intensive: The Path to Publication,” and “Writing for Children Intensive: ‘Writing is Rewriting.'”
In New Essay, Hollins Professor Looks at How 19th-century Novels for Girls Are Relevant Today
In her new essay, “Forget ‘Little Women’: How Did Girls Learn to be Grown Women?”, Professor of English Julie Pfeiffer explores how Victorian-era novels for adolescent girls might help in finding healthier models of what it means to grow up female.
Hollins Authors Featured in Publishers Weekly’s 2022 Children’s Starred Reviews
Three alumnae of Hollins University’s graduate programs in children’s literature and children’s book illustration, Dhonielle Clayton, Cassie Gustafson, and Ali Standish, are among the authors highlighted in Publishers Weekly’s (PW) 10th Children’s Starred Reviews Annual. Books that receive a star from PW indicate that they are titles of exceptional merit.
Children’s Literature and Children’s Book Illustration Faculty and Alumni Authors Celebrate Banner Year for Publishing
Hollins University’s graduate programs in children’s literature and children’s book illustration are applauding what director Lisa Fraustino called “a true bounty of books published this year by our faculty and program graduates.”
Hollins Announces Winner of the 2022 Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature
Hollins has honored Vietnamese author Muon Thi Van as the winner of the seventh annual Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature. Muon will receive an engraved medal and a $1,000 cash prize for her book “Wishes,” illustrated by Victo Ngai and published by Orchard Books.
Children’s Literature M.F.A. Student Wins New Voices Award
Maleeha Malik, a student in Hollins University’s Master of Fine Arts program in children’s literature, is the winner of Lee & Low Books’ 22nd annual New Voices Award for her picture-book manuscript, “At Home in My Skin.”
Submission Deadline for 2022 Margaret Wise Brown Prize Is January 15
Publishers of picture books released in 2021 are invited to have their works considered for the 2022 Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2022.
Obamas to Produce New Netflix Project Based on Collection Co-Written by Dhonielle Clayton M.A. ’09
Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions is partnering with fellow production company Temple Hill to develop the anthology program “Blackout” for Netflix, based on the story collection by Dhonielle Clayton M.A. ’09 and five other bestselling African American young adult authors.
M.F.A. Student Wins Essay Award from the Children’s Literature Association
Amanda Becker, who is pursuing her Master of Fine Arts degree in children’s literature at Hollins, has been honored by a committee of children’s literature scholars for her paper, “A Story in Fragments: An Analysis of Poetry and Perspective in October Mourning,”
Hollins Announces Winner of the 2021 Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature
Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author Meg Medina will receive an engraved medal and a $1,000 cash prize for “Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away,” a story of friendship and change illustrated by Sonia Sánchez and published by Candlewick Press.
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