Mary Rockcastle

Mary Rockcastle

Author Rick Riordan has found young-adult success of mythical proportions

“The wild success of Harry Potter didn’t just open a door in the literary marketplace for fantasy — it opened wide the floodgates,” said Mary Rockcastle, creative-writing director at Hamline University, who in 2007 launched an MFA program in writing for children and young adults. As with ...

the storyteller's inkpot: Faculty Voices: Claire Rudolf Murphy Writing Conferences

AWP stands for Associated Writing Programs and next year our esteemed leader Mary Rockcastle will be one of the co-chairs and Hamline University one of the co-sponsors. The conference offers a discount for current MFA students and alums. More will come out on that in the months to come. ...

the storyteller's inkpot: Meet the Grad: Jeanne Anderson

Also, I was very impressed with Mary Rockcastle when I met with her to ask if I was too old for this program. She didn’t seem to think so, and I presented my Critical Thesis on my 65th Birthday! I considered that event to be the best birthday present ever. Thank you, Mary. What ...

the storyteller's inkpot: Meet the Grad: Gina DeCiani

A friend of mine, someone I met through writing workshops and SCBWI, told me she was attending an Open House at Chicago Story Studio, where Mary Rockcastle, Marsha Chall, and Marsha Qualey were going to be presenting mini classes and answering questions about the program. She was going ...

the storyteller's inkpot: Meet the Grad: Shelley Jones

Mary Rockcastle and Gary Schmidt attended an Iowa SCBWI conference. Mary gave a breakout session about the Hamline program. I had no interest in an MFA in creative writing, but the other breakout session sounded even more boring, so… As Mary talked about the program, I sat ...

the storyteller's inkpot: Meet the Grad: Gary Metivier

I met Mary Rockcastle and Gary Schmidt at an SCBWI conference in Iowa. Mary’s advice that stuck in my head for months before I finally applied “do this for yourself” What was your writing experience prior to entering the program? I have always been a writer—but did not have the ...

the storyteller's inkpot: Faculty Voices: Emily Jenkins

I just returned from Seattle, where I went to the AWP (Association of Writing Programs) conference, along with Hamline MFAC folks Mary Rockcastle, Judi Marcin and Claire Rudolph Murphy. I thought I'd just write and give a look at how I got to the conference and how I used my time once I ...

Send letter of application; one-page statement of teaching philosophy, c.v.; one published book of creative nonfiction; graduate transcript(s); and a list of names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mails of three professional references to Mary Rockcastle, Director, The Creative ...

the storyteller's inkpot: Pre-Residency Heebie Jeebies?

I start to tremble as soon as our dear director Mary Rockcastle sends out her call for our lecture and workshop titles. This summer’s focus is on character. Oh Lawd, do remember me and character! What to pack??? Checked luggage is limited to 50 pounds. I used to laugh at the thought that ...

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