Cogan Alumni Fellowship - March 4 & 5
Martha Mihalick '01
Each Spring, Dickinson's English department invite an alumnus or alumna to share life and work experience with current students, and to reacquaint him or her with programs in the department and at the college. The program is named in honor of Eleanor Cogan on the occasion of her 90th birthday in 1999. Sadly, Eleanor passed away in December 2011 at the amazing age of 102. After her retirement as a research chemist, Eleanor took 52 courses at Dickinson, 32 in the English department. We honor her extraordinary commitment to lifelong learning and to the study of English Literature.
- Monday, March 4 at 4:30 p.m. - Cogan Talk in Stern Center Great Room
Talk - Martha Mihalick '01 "Writing in the Margins: A Children's Book Editor in the Big City"
- Tuesday, March 5 at noon - Cogan Workshop - The Publishing Process in East College 405
Martha Mihalick '01 is an editor at Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. In more than a decade there, she has worked with many of the most acclaimed authors and artists in children's books. She acquires and edits books for children and teens of all ages, from picture books to young adult novels. Her books include the William C. Morris Award and Andre Norton Award finalist The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson, as well as its sequel The Crown of Embers; Breathe by Sarah Crossan; Entwined by Heather Dixon; Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin; and the Last Apprentice series, among others. She was also the founding chair of the Children's Book Council's Early Career Committee shortly after entering the publishing industry. She speaks regularly across the country at conferences for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. You can find her on twitter as @marthamihalick and her website is marthamihalick.com.
Martha graduated magna cum laude as an English major in 2001. She was head consultant at the Writing Center by her senior year, editor of The Bonfire student literary magazine, co-president of the Mermaid Players, and an active member of the Belles Lettres Literary Society. She also received a certificate from the University of Denver Publishing Institute in 2001. She now lives in Brooklyn, NY.