Hollins offers a one-semester intensive program in creative writing and modern literature every spring for undergraduate students from other institutions. Rubin Writers join other student writers and a faculty of regularly publishing novelists, short story writers, poets, and scholars.
Visiting student writers take a full semester of course work (four, 4-credit courses), including writing workshops, creative writing electives, and intermediate or advanced courses related to individual interests, at least one of which should be in 20th- and 21st-century literature.
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The program is named in honor of Louis D. Rubin Jr., who was the nation’s best-known scholar and publisher of southern literature. Rubin founded Hollins’ graduate program in creative writing.
Admission to the program, offered each spring, is competitive and requires:
- Manuscript: 10 – 30 pages of poetry, fiction, or both
- Two letters of recommendation, including one from an instructor familiar with your writing
- Application deadline: October 31
Send application materials to:
Rubin Writing Committee, Hollins University, Box 9707, 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24020