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Hollins 2021-22 Reading And Lecture Series To Feature Pulitzer-Winning Poet Forrest Gander And NYT Bestselling Author Imbolo Mbue

Hollins 2021-22 Reading And Lecture Series To Feature Pulitzer-Winning Poet Forrest Gander And NYT Bestselling Author Imbolo Mbue

Hollins is proud to welcome back in-person events for its 2021-22 Reading and Lecture Series, which features 14 published authors along with talented student and faculty writers.

From Graduation to Publication: Debut Books by New Creative Writing M.F.A. Alumni Head To Press

From Graduation to Publication: Debut Books by New Creative Writing M.F.A. Alumni Head To Press

Poets Maddie Gallo and Gabriel Reed are celebrating the completion of their respective graduate degrees at Hollins as well as the publication of each writer’s first collections of poetry.

M.F.A. in Creative Writing Alumna Welcomes Launch Of Debut Novel “Leda and the Swan”

M.F.A. in Creative Writing Alumna Welcomes Launch Of Debut Novel “Leda and the Swan”

Published by Riverhead Books, “Leda and the Swan” is a collegiate coming-of-age tale mixed with classic suspense and, of course, some references to Greek mythology. Time magazine calls it an “affecting narrative about consent, power and loneliness.”

Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco Talks About Reading For Hollins And His Latest Book, “How to Love a Country”

Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco Talks About Reading For Hollins And His Latest Book, “How to Love a Country”

Cuban-American writer Richard Blanco, who read his poem “One Today” at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2012, presents a virtual reading on April 8.

Hollins Professor Jessie Van Eerden Celebrates Launch of Award-Winning Fourth Book, “Call It Horses”

Hollins Professor Jessie Van Eerden Celebrates Launch of Award-Winning Fourth Book, “Call It Horses”

Eight years in the making, van Eerden’s third novel won the 2019 Dzanc Books Prize. “It’s a book that’s very close to me,” she said.

Hollins Announces Six Winners of the 57th Annual Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest

Hollins Announces Six Winners of the 57th Annual Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest

Samiksha Gaherwar of Lambert High School in Suwanee, Georgia, won this year’s top prize for her poem “slavish numerals.”

London Calling: Through an Internship Abroad, a Senior “Storyteller” Furthers Her Growth as a Writer and Film Student

London Calling: Through an Internship Abroad, a Senior “Storyteller” Furthers Her Growth as a Writer and Film Student

While studying abroad in London during the 2019 Fall Term, Carly Lewis ’21 worked with a global digital creative and marketing company specializing in promoting talent in the music and entertainment industries.

English and Creative Writing Professor’s Artistic Journey Brings “Voices Into Dialogue”

English and Creative Writing Professor’s Artistic Journey Brings “Voices Into Dialogue”

In “Devonte Travels the Sorry Route,” his latest collection of poems, Professor of English and Creative Writing T.J. Anderson III is “responding to…shifts of identity within the African-American cultural and historical narrative.”

Tinker Mountain Writers Workshop Hosts Winter Recharge Weekend, Jan. 29-31

Tinker Mountain Writers Workshop Hosts Winter Recharge Weekend, Jan. 29-31

The workshops offer “an opportunity to recharge your creativity, reconnect with the Tinker Mountain community of writers, and reframe your work,” said TMWW Director Fred Leebron.

“Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir” by Natasha Trethewey M.A. ’91 Shortlisted for Carnegie Medals for Excellence

“Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir” by Natasha Trethewey M.A. ’91 Shortlisted for Carnegie Medals for Excellence

Presented by the American Library Association, the Carnegie Medals recognize the previous year’s best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the United States.

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