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Hollins Partners With City of Roanoke For Art By Bus, Writer By Bus Programs

Hollins Partners With City of Roanoke For Art By Bus, Writer By Bus Programs

The university is helping promote the value of public transportation to the Roanoke Valley by bringing visual arts and inspired writing onto the area’s bus network

Championed by Dedicated Volunteers and Hollins Writers and Artists, Artemis Thrives

Championed by Dedicated Volunteers and Hollins Writers and Artists, Artemis Thrives

Since the literary journal began in 1977, over 140 Hollins writers and artists, including more than 90 students and 40 professors, have been featured contributors, or have donated their time and expertise as board members.

Hollins Announces Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest Winners

Hollins Announces Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest Winners

“Ode to My Mother’s Ex-Boyfriend, Ending in a Bushel of Strawberries” by Mae Tromsness of Greenville, South Carolina, captured first place in the 55th Annual Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest for Young Women. The competition awards scholarships, prizes, and recognition for the best poems submitted by high school women.

“LeVar Burton Reads” Spotlights New Short Story by Karen Bender

“LeVar Burton Reads” Spotlights New Short Story by Karen Bender

The podcast hosted by the star of “Roots,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and “Reading Rainbow” is presenting a new short story penned by Hollins’ Distinguished Visiting Professor of Creative Writing.

2018 Grad Wins Hallberg Award for Creative Nonfiction

2018 Grad Wins Hallberg Award for Creative Nonfiction

Rachael Walker ’18 has been named the winner of the Fourth Annual Bill Hallberg Award in Creative Writing, presented by East Carolina University. This year’s award was presented for excellence in creative nonfiction.

Hollins to Launch Creative Writing Major in 2018-19

Hollins to Launch Creative Writing Major in 2018-19

Hollins’ Jackson Center for Creative Writing, which offers both a concentration and a minor in creative writing in addition to a Master of Fine Arts degree in the field, is introducing an undergraduate major in creative writing, beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

Hollins Professor’s New Novel Garners Considerable Attention

Hollins Professor’s New Novel Garners Considerable Attention

Associate Professor of English Elizabeth Poliner’s new novel, “As Close to Us as Breathing,” has been named an Amazon Best Book for March 2016 and is one of four new releases this month that W magazine calls “must reads.” Reviews are forthcoming in The New York Times as well on NPR.org and in People, Good Housekeeping, and Washingtonian magazines.

Hollins Writers Make National Book Awards Shortlists

Hollins Writers Make National Book Awards Shortlists

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Creative Writing Karen E. Bender and Sally Mann ’74, M.A. ’75 are finalists in the Fiction and Nonfiction categories, respectively, for this year’s National Book Awards.

Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop/Online Introduces New Eight-Week Session

Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop/Online Introduces New Eight-Week Session

The program continues its focus on helping writers generate new work and its non-credit workshops are now offered at a lower cost.

Two Hollins Authors Are Among This Year’s “Best New Poets”

Two Hollins Authors Are Among This Year’s “Best New Poets”

Works by S.H. Lohmann ’08, M.F.A. ’12 and Brittney Scott M.F.A. ’10 will be featured in the annual anthology, which showcases 50 poems from emerging writers.

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