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Hollins University
Graduate Center
PO Box 9603
Roanoke, VA 24020-1603
(540) 362-6575
(540) 362-6288 (Fax)
hugrad@hollins.edu
"It's been a good experience because I'm used to teaching at a larger state school, so it's been nice to teach a class at this level, where students come to class prepared. They're here because they want to be. They work hard, they read the material, and get involved in the discussions."

Novelist and 2004 Louis D. Rubin Jr. Writer-in-Residence Denise Giardina

Writers-in-Residence 1961 - present

Louis D. Rubin, Jr. Writer-in-Residence Program (named in 2000)

2015: Rebecca McClanahan

2014: Karen Salyer McElmurray M.A. '89

2013: Karen Osborn '79

2012: Natasha Trethewey

2011: Carol Moldaw

2010: David Payne

2009: Kelly Cherry

2008: Christine Schutt '70

2007: Elizabeth Seydel Morgan '60

2006: James Dodson

2005: Dara Wier

2004: Denise Giardina

2003: LeAnne Howe

2002: Wayne Johnston

2001: Paul Zimmer

Endowed fund was established in 1994 to honor Wyndham Robertson '58

2000: Kelly Cherry

1999: Brendan Galvin

1998: Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey '60

1997: Kathy Acker

1996: John Engels

1995: Ellen Douglas

Writers-in-Residence

1994: Mary Gaitskill

1993: Carolyn Chute

1992: David Adams Richards

1991: Denise Giardina

1990: Jean Gould

1989: Katie Ketcher Lyle '59

1988: Alan Cheuse

1987: Mark Smith

1986: Stephen Becker

1985: Richard Bausch

1984: F. T. Prince

1983: Alice McDermott

1982: Mark Smith

1981: George Garrett

1980: Derek Walcott (1992 Nobel Prize in Literature)

1979: William Goyen

1978: Henry Taylor M.A. '66

1977: Richard Adams

1976: Lee Smith '67

1975: Sylvia Wilkinson M.A. '63

1974: Diane Wakoski

1973: Elizabeth Spencer

1972: Angus Wilson (illness prevented his coming)

1971: Kay Boyle

1970: Malcolm Cowley, William Harrison, and Sylvia Wilkinson M.A. '63

1969: Louise Bogan

1968: Malcolm Cowley and Shelby Foote

1967: Colin Wilson

1966: William Jay Smith

1965: Benedict Kiely

1964: A group of visiting writers including Flannery O'Connor, Robert Penn Warren, and Eudora Welty

1963: Howard Nemerov

1962: William Golding (1983 Nobel Prize in Literature)

1961: John Aldridge