Please join the Associates of the Boston Public Library in welcoming the 2014-2015 Children's Writer-in-Residence winner, Natalie C. Anderson. At the welcome reception, Ms. Anderson will be joined by Jennifer De Leon, who received Honorable Mention in this year’s competition, and Annie Hartnett, the 2013-2014 winner. All three authors will read from their respective manuscripts.
Natalie C. Anderson, of Charlestown MA, is the recipient of the Associates’ eleventh Children’s Writer-in-Residence Fellowship. The selection panel chose Anderson in a blind competition based on an excerpt from her proposed young adult novel, Rules for Thieves.Natalie has a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in International Studies, African Studies and Political Science, and received her MSc. from the University of Oxford in Forced Migration.
Jennifer De Leon, of Milton MA, received honorable mention in this year’s competition for her submission, Volar. She attended Connecticut College and earned a Master’s in Teaching from the University of San Francisco’s Center for Teaching Excellence and Social Justice. She is the editor of Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education. She teaches at Grub Street Creative Writing Center and at the Boston Teachers Union School in Jamaica Plain.
Annie Hartnett, of Newton MA, was the Associates’ tenth fellowship winner. She spent her residency writing her first novel, 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.
Seats are available on a first-come first-serve basis on the night of the event. So that we can plan accordingly, please RSVPs 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 43 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 Art Preservation Fund.
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