25 06, 2018

ALA Strikes Laura Ingalls Wilder Name from Book Award

By |2018-06-25T20:24:21+00:00June 25th, 2018|Inklings|0 Comments

Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books made an immeasurable contribution to the field of children literature. They are also littered with bigoted and racist language and attitudes. Also interesting is that many literary sleuths believe that the series was at least partially ghostwritten by Wilder's daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, who was a prolific and best selling author and one

24 06, 2018

The Time Arthur Conan Doyle Helped Solve a Real Murder Case

By |2018-06-24T13:51:33+00:00June 24th, 2018|Inklings|0 Comments

Question is, did Doyle become a detective after writing one, or was he a detective first?It was one of the most sensational crimes—and most scandalous wrongful convictions—of the 20th century, a case that would be known as the Scottish Dreyfus affair. It involved a savage murder, stolen jewels, an international manhunt and a wily maidservant who went to her grave

31 05, 2018

New Blog: Wild Things

By |2018-05-31T19:27:51+00:00May 31st, 2018|Inklings|0 Comments

The MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts has announced a new blog, Home - Wild Things. The blog showcases "not only awards and publications, but what it’s like to be part of the VCFA community, and to recognize the other achievements of our alumni, students, and faculty in the field of

4 10, 2017

Natl Book Award Shortlist 2017

By |2017-10-04T15:04:48+00:00October 4th, 2017|Inklings|0 Comments

The National Book Award shortlist in Young People’s Literature has been announced (chuffed to see VCFA WCYA represented twice!): American Street, by Ibi Zoboi Clayton Byrd Goes Underground, by Rita Williams-Garcia Far from the Tree, by Robin Benway I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, by Erika L. Sánchez What Girls Are Made Of, by Elana K. Arnold PS. The links take you to the

3 10, 2017

YA Scavenger Hunt

By |2017-10-03T13:35:08+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Inklings|10 Comments

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue