Thursday, August 11, 2011


I have just agreed to teach at a new summer graduate program at Hollins University, in Roanoke, Virginia:  The Certificate in Children's Book Illustration ( I am deeply honored to be joining faculty members Ruth Sanderson---and here's a piece of her art:
Ashley Wolff---and here's a piece of her art:
and Barney Saltzberg---with a piece of his art:
Although I've made many presentations, given many mini-workshops and programs, and mentored young artists and authors over the years, teaching this full-semester course---Picture Book Design---will be a new experience for me.  At the same time, much of it will be familiar and beloved ground, as the design of picture books is something that I of course have been practising for more than 50 years.
Hollins University is already host and home to outstanding MFA and MA programs in creative writing and literature, so I am doubly honored to be joining this program.  I'll be posting more about the program as time goes on---but for now, I 'm simply savoring the good news!


  1. Wow Wendy! So proud of you and so happy for you. Plus you are coming South. Let's figure out how to have a visit. Much love.

  2. Congratulations, Wendy! You deserve to be "pumped" (as the kids say). Another feather in your cap.

    An admirer and collector

  3. I can't wait to be your colleague! We will work hard and play hard.
    See you next summer at Hollins.

  4. Congrats!!! I visited Virginia once, I forget the city, but it was by D.C.
    So beautiful, and so nice that you can "travel" from time to time and enjoy other states...while teaching what you love.

  5. Congratulations - that's wonderful. They only pick the best!

  6. That's fantastic, Wendy! It should be really fun. Plus, Virginia is a gorgeous place to be in the summer. : )

  7. That's fantastic, Wendy! You will have so much fun... plus, Virginia will be gorgeous in the summer. : )

  8. Brilliant! Sounds like a great program - lucky students!

  9. Wendy, what wonderful news! Will you be there during the regular summer lit and writing residency? If so, let me know, as a former colleague from Hamline is there then. (She loves the program.) How wonderful for you. Congratulations! and many high fives.