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“A Poet at the Top of His Form”: Hollins Professor’s Newest Collection Is Published

“A Poet at the Top of His Form”: Hollins Professor’s Newest Collection Is Published

The often lost and surprising senses of the world and of words are exhumed in “According to Sand,” the new volume of poems by Thorpe Moeckel, associate professor of English and director of the Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University.

Meghana Mysore M.F.A. ’22 Awarded Steinbeck Fellowship

Meghana Mysore M.F.A. ’22 Awarded Steinbeck Fellowship

Meghana Mysore M.F.A. ’22 is one of six Steinbeck Fellows for the 2022-23 academic year. Named in honor of American author John Steinbeck, the fellowship offers creative writers of any age and educational background a $15,000 grant to finish a major writing project.

Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest Recognizes Six Young Writers

Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest Recognizes Six Young Writers

A Florida high school student has captured the top honor in Hollins University’s 58th Annual Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest, which encourages and recognizes young poets.

Hollins Professor R. H. W. Dillard Revisits His Connection To Cult Classic Film “Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster”

Hollins Professor R. H. W. Dillard Revisits His Connection To Cult Classic Film “Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster”

When Hollins Professor of English R. H. W. Dillard was just a grad student at the University of Virginia, he never imagined a screenplay written with acclaimed writer George Garrett would result in one of the most (in)famous sci-fi/horror films in American cinema.

New Hollins Professor, Poet/Novelist Candice Wuehle, To Bring Focus On Genre-Blending And Magic In Writing

New Hollins Professor, Poet/Novelist Candice Wuehle, To Bring Focus On Genre-Blending And Magic In Writing

Candice Wuehle seems like the perfect fit to teach English and creative writing at Hollins. An emphasis on genre-blending? Check. An impressive academic and professional resume? Check. An interest in the occult and spooky things? Double-check.

Award-Winning Author Scott Blackwood Joins Hollins as Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing

Award-Winning Author Scott Blackwood Joins Hollins as Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing

“I just wanted to teach at a program that was committed,” said author Scott Blackwood, Hollins’ new Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing. “Every person I’ve met so far — undergrads, graduate students, and faculty — is committed to the entire process of writing.”

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.

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