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The Wood Wife

The Wood Wife, by Terri Windling, 2015 writer-in-residence

2015 Writer-in-Residence

Terri Windling

Terri Windling, Hollins 2015 Writer-in-Residence

Terri Windling is the author of books for both children and adults, as well as an editor, artist, and essayist. She has won nine World Fantasy Awards, the Mythopoeic Award (for The Wood Wife), and the Bram Stoker Award. She received the Solstice Award in 2010, which honors "individuals with a significant impact on the speculative fiction field." Her essays on myth, folklore, fantasy literature, and mythic arts have appeared in magazines, art books and anthologies.


Scholar-in-Residence: William A. Senior

William A. Senior is an editorial board member and former editor of the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. He served numerous terms as president of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, and is an assistant professor of English at Broward College.

Guest Lecturers

Recent lecturers have included such scholars and writers as:

  • Leonard Marcus, author of Minders of Make-Believe and the Margaret Wise Brown biography Awakened by the Moon.
  • Diane Muldrow, editorial director of Golden Books at Random House.
  • Philip Nel, author of The Annotated Cat: Under the Hats of Seuss and His Cats and Dr. Seuss: American Icon.
  • Maria Nikolajeva, author of The Aesthetic Approach to Children's Literature; The Rhetoric of Character in Children's Literature; and From Mythic to Linear: Time in Children's Literature.
  • Perry Nodelman, author of Words About Pictures and The Pleasures of Children's Literature.
  • Delia Sherman, winner of the Mythopoeic Award for The Porcelain Dove.
  • Maria Tatar, author of Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood; The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales; and Off With Their Heads: Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood.
  • Nancy Willard, poet, novelist, and Newbery medal winner for A Visit to William Blake's Inn.