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,”
International Film Festival Bestows Honors on Hollins Playwright’s Work
Samantha Macher M.F.A. ’12 was presented the Gold Award for Best Writer for “To the New Girl” by the Queen Palm International Film Festival. The film is based on the critically acclaimed play of the same name that she wrote in 2010.
Friendship, Empowerment Triumph Over Bad Dates in New Picture Book by Children’s Lit Alumna
“Alexandra and the Awful, Awkward, No Fun, Truly Bad Dates: A Picture Book Parody for Adults” is a hilarious take on dating horror stories in which the title character embarks on 30 bad dates in 30 days. At its core, it’s also a heartwarming tale.
M.A.T. Student’s Gift for Creating Miniatures Earns Spotlight on HGTV’s “Biggest Little Christmas Showdown”
Amanda Kelly, who currently is pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching degree with a visual arts endorsement at Hollins, and her fiancée and creative partner Bree Sepulveda, have reached the finals of this four-episode competition that boasts a grand prize of $50,000.
For the Stephensons, the Hollins Experience Is a Family Affair
Kelly Stephenson M.F.A. ’20 finished Hollins’ graduate program in creative writing this spring, while his daughter Clare (class of 2023) completed her first year as an undergraduate.
Hollins To Deliver Summer 2020 Graduate Courses Online
Graduate program courses in children’s literature and children’s book illustration, dance, playwriting, and screenwriting and film studies will be transitioned to remote instruction during this year’s summer session.
Hollins, North Cross School Collaborate to Enhance Teachers’ Skills
The university is welcoming eight faculty from one of Virginia’s top college-preparatory schools this fall to pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning over the next two years.
Wilson Museum Exhibition Inspired by the Ideas of Immigrants and “Otherness”
Award-winning author and illustrator Mary Jane Begin deconstructs the creative process and shares the development of two book projects in the exhibition “Mapping the Imagination,” which will be on display June 28 – September 9. Begin will become chair of Hollins’ M.F.A. summer program in children’s book writing and illustrating on July 1.
Hollins Announces New Dean of Graduate Studies
Hollins University has announced that Julie DeLoia, Ph.D. has been named dean of graduate studies at the university. Effective April 1, DeLoia will oversee established graduate programs and be responsible for developing new programs.
Hollins Playwright Wins National Kennedy Center Award
Sean Michael McCord, who is pursuing his M.F.A. in playwriting at Hollins, has received the Kennedy Center’s National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Award for his full-length play, “Moving.”
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