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Picture Book Tips from Behind the Editor’s Desk

Hollins University Campus 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA, United States

Class runs Monday-Tuesday, 9 am-5 pm with a two-hour lunch break, and Wednesday, with one-on-one critiques from 9 am-noon, followed by a program talk at 1 pm: “Not Sticking to the Rules” Monday and Tuesday experience an interactive workshop covering the basics of children’s book creation, best practices, hooks, rhyming, humor, and rule-breaking with writing […]

Virginia Private College Week

Hollins University Campus 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA, United States

We welcome visitors at Hollins University during Virginia Private College Week (VPCW), July 15-20. All visits will include a campus tour and and information session including admission requirements, academic programs, and scholarships and financial assistance. Your visit qualifies you for a Visit Grant of up to $1,000 upon your enrollment at Hollins. Sessions will begin […]

Lab Reading: “Back Porch Play” by Adrian Lee Bush

Hollins Theatre

Each Wednesday evening, as part of the course Playwright’s Lab, an early draft of a student written play is presented in an orchestra style reading. July 24 #4: Back Porch Play by Adrian Lee Bush Theatre, Upstairs Studio

2024 Playwrights Festival

Mill Mountain Theatre 1 Market Square SE, Roanoke, VA, United States

Each summer at the end of July, we present a three-day event showcasing readings of student work from the Playwright’s Lab. Normally, these eight readings are minimally staged at Mill Mountain Theatre for the general public and close to a dozen guest professional responders from all over the globe. As part of the festival, there […]

“Illustration Faculty Exhibition” Lecture and Book Signing

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center

Faculty Exhibition Opening: Illustration Faculty Exhibition Lecture and Book Signing In conjunction with Illustration Faculty Exhibition, on view July 11 – September 22, 2024, at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, please join us for a lecture and reception with book signing by faculty in the Hollins University M.F.A. Program in Children’s Book Writing and Illustration. […]

No Shame Theatre

Hollins Theatre

No Shame Theatre is an experiential performance lab where writers, performers and audience are constantly changing roles. Anything can happen and usually does in this late night venue for original work. We take the first 15 pieces to walk in the door and there are only three rules: pieces must be original (no copyright violations), […]

Francelia Butler Conference: Keynote Speaker Chip Sullivan

Frances Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center

The Francelia Butler Conference is hosted every summer by the Graduate Program in Children’s Literature at Hollins University. Since 1995, this entirely student-run conference has honored critical and creative works by that summer’s graduate students with awards in the following categories: poetry, logo design, critical writing, visual art, narrative art, long form creative writing, and […]

Hollins University Volleyball Camp (Ages 8-13)

Hollins University Campus 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA, United States

7/22/24 – 7/25/24; 9 am – 12 pm Registration ends on 7/18/24 at 11:59 PM Fees Athletics Summer Camp $99 About this Course Do you have a daughter who is interested in playing volleyball yet has no idea where to begin? If so, this camp is perfect for them. Each camper will be schooled on […]

Playwright’s Lab Monday Night Guest Speaker: Addae Moon

Mill Mountain Theatre 1 Market Square SE, Roanoke, VA, United States

Each Monday night on the Waldron Stage of Mill Mountain Theatre, the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins presents a talk by a prominent working professional theatre artist. This week’s guest is: ADDAE MOON – GUEST SPEAKER Moon is an Atlanta based playwright, dramaturg, director, and cultural worker. He is the associate artistic director at Theatrical Outfit […]

Lab Reading: “Our Family in the Stars” by Katie Oler

Hollins Theatre

Each Wednesday evening, as part of the course Playwright’s Lab, an early draft of a student written play is presented in an orchestra style reading. #5: Our Family in the Stars by Katie Oler Theatre, Upstairs Studio