Hollins is paying tribute to one of its best-known alumnae and one of America’s most beloved children’s authors by establishing a literary award in her name.
Ashleigh Gill was honored at the recent Manchester Children’s Book Festival in northwest England and received half of the £2,000 first prize award.
Hollins graduate students partnered with Peace Corps Ethiopia to produce creative short stories that have been published in various regions of the African nation. The stories supplement English language instruction in grades four through eight.
The Master of Fine Arts program begins next summer and will complement the university’s existing Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in the study and writing of children’s and young adult literature.
The timeless bedtime story by Margaret Wise Brown, a member of Hollins’ class of 1932, is featured in an exhibition launching the Library’s “Celebration of the Book.”
Amanda Cockrell has received some impressive year-end recognition for her latest book, What We Keep Is Not Always What Will Stay.