Writer-in-Residence Reception 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Please join the Associates of the Boston Public Library in welcoming the 2013-2014 Children's Writer-in-Residence winner, Annie Hartnett. At the welcome reception, you will have the opportunity to hear both Ms. Hartnett and the 2012-2013 winner, Hollis Shore, read from their respective manuscripts.
Annie Hartnett, of Newton MA, is the Associates’ tenth fellowship winner. She will spend her upcoming residency writing, Rabbit Cake. Ms. Hartnett received her MFA in Fiction from the University of Alabama and holds an M.A. from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English and a B.A. from Hamilton College. She has published her short stories in various literary magazines.
Hollis Shore, of Lancaster, MA, is the Associates of the Boston Public Library’s ninth Children's Writer-in-Residence. She spent her residency writing Saved – a story about a young artist on a search for the music within. Ms. Shore earned a B.A. in English at the University of Vermont and a MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults at Vermont College. Her first novel, The Curve of the World, a historical story set in a small Vermont town at the end of World War II, won a PEN/New England Discovery award.
Due to space constraints, RSVPs are required for this free event. To learn more about the Children's Writer-in-Residence program, please visit: http://www.writer-in-residence.org. If you have questions, please contact the Associates of the Boston Public Library office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 536-3886.
The Associates of the Boston Public Library is an independent nonprofit dedicated to conserving the Boston Public Library (BPL)’s Special Collections of rare books, manuscripts, prints and drawings, musical scores, works of art, and items of significant historic interest. The organization is committed to ensuring continued public access to these irreplaceable treasures by underwriting their cataloging, repair, restoration, digitization, and exhibition.
Over the past 42 years, the Associates has been the creator and underwriter of a wide array of programs, designed to heighten public awareness of the Library's vast free educational resources. These programs include art and architecture tours, readings, lectures, curatorial evenings, exhibitions, music events, and an annual residency for an emerging children's writer. The Associates oversees the David McCullough Conservation Fund and the William O. Taylor Fund, a fund dedicated to conserving photographs, prints and drawings of historic importance.
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