Back to School

When is “back to school” more like a stimulating vacation with old friends and great books? When it’s the summer residency at Hamline University’s MFAC program in St. Paul, MN. I came back to Hamline for alumni weekend, but I stayed on to soak up lectures by heavy-hitters in children’s literature like Gary Schmidt, Swati Avasthi, Lara Ruby, Marilyn Nelson, and many more. I’ve enjoyed some morning runs around the beautiful campus, some great writing time, and conversations with old friends and new.

The Hamline program breathed new life into my writing, and new writing into my life. If you’d like to learn more about writing for kids and young adults, learn more about the Hamline program at¬† And join us for a Back to School¬†experience you’ll love!