Please join the Associates of the Boston Public Library in welcoming the 2012-2013 Children's Writer-in-Residence winner, Hollis Shore. At the welcome reception, you will have the opportunity to hear both Ms. Shore and the 2011-2012 winner, Sarah Winifred Searle, read from their respective manuscripts.
Hollis Shore, of Lancaster, MA, is the Associates of the Boston Public Library’s ninth Children's Writer-in-Residence. She will spend her upcoming 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.
Sarah Winifred Searle, of Kennebunk, Maine, was the Associates' 2011-2012 Children’s Writer-in-Residence. Ms. Searle's graphic novel, Under the Apple Tree, is a ghost story. Set during World War II, a girl must solve the dark mystery that shrouds her home, while handling the trials and tribulations of adolescence during times of great change in American history. Ms. Searle built her foundation in fine arts at Maine College of Art, graduated from Southern Maine Community College with a degree in New Media, and is currently studying Humanities at Harvard Extension School. She found her professional niche as a game artist – a skill that she uses to create a unique storytelling experience.
Due to space constraints, RSVPs are required for this free event. To learn more about the Children's Writer-in-Residence program, please visit: www.writer-in-residence.org. If you have questions, please contact the Associates of the Boston Public Library office at email@example.com 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, and items of literary, cultural and 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 44 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 authors. The Associates oversees the David McCullough Conservation Fund and the William O. Taylor Art Preservation Fund.
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