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Jeff Hodges
Director of Public Relations
Hollins University
P.O. Box 9657
Roanoke, VA 24020-1657
(540) 362-6503
Fax: (540) 362-6500

Office location:
Cocke Memorial Building, Third Floor

Brittany Foutz
Special Programs Coordinator
(540) 362-6021

Office location:
Bradley Hall

Upcoming events


There’s a lot going on at Hollins, and much of it is open to you. There are plays, concerts, lectures, sporting events, film festivals, dance performances, and art exhibits. In all, Hollins sponsors more than 200 events each year that are free and open to the public.


Theatre Production: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

"You can heave your spirit into a mountain and the mountain will keep it, folded, and not throw it back as some creeks will. The creeks are the world with all its stimulus and beauty; I live there. But the mountains are home."
Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Inspired by the stunning beauty along Roanoke's Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard captures astonishing imagery and arresting moments of awareness. Now we invite you to witness a theatrical event that promises to match the ground-breaking spirit of the book. Adapted and directed by guest artist Andy Belser, Annie's visionary words come to life on the Hollins stage through movement, voice, and imagery, illuminating them in a way that can only be experienced through live theatre.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is a jewel in the Hollins literary crown, by one of our most acclaimed writers, Annie Dillard, B.A. '67, M.A. '68, and it belongs to all those who cherish our particular slice of the Blue Ridge.

  • April 11-12, 16-19, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
  • April 13, 2014, 2 p.m.
  • $10 general, free to current Hollins students, faculty, and staff
  • Hollins Theatre
  • For online tickets, visit www.hollins.edu/theatre


Throughout the month of April, the entire campus will explode with imaginative events, activities, and reflections as we turn our collective thoughts gloriously greenward. For more information on how to participate, go to www.hollins.edu/academics/theatre/pilgrim.