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For the Stephensons, the Hollins Experience Is a Family Affair

For the Stephensons, the Hollins Experience Is a Family Affair

Kelly Stephenson M.F.A. ’20 finished Hollins’ graduate program in creative writing this spring, while his daughter Clare (class of 2023) completed her first year as an undergraduate.

Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest Recognizes Seven Young Writers

Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest Recognizes Seven Young Writers

Luisa Peñaflor, a student at the Fine Arts Center of Greenville, South Carolina, won first place for her work, “This Is Not a Heritage Poem.”

Poliner Selected as Finalist for the 2019 Algren Award

Poliner Selected as Finalist for the 2019 Algren Award

The director of Hollins’ Jackson Center for Creative Writing and author of the award-winning novel “As Close to Us as Breathing” was honored for her short story, “Sabelle.”

“A Woman Of Action,” Lilly Potter ’19 Plans To “Do Something Positive In The World”

“A Woman Of Action,” Lilly Potter ’19 Plans To “Do Something Positive In The World”

I’m very grateful for the incredible, ferocious, and intelligent women and other people that I’ve met at Hollins,” the double-major in English and international studies says. “They really inspire me.”

With Gratitude To Her Parents and Professors, Yitazba Largo-Anderson ’19 Finds “The Power Of My Voice”

With Gratitude To Her Parents and Professors, Yitazba Largo-Anderson ’19 Finds “The Power Of My Voice”

Majoring in English with a concentration in multicultural literature and a minor in social justice at Hollins, she will be completing a fellowship next year at the College of William and Mary that focuses on making inclusivity and diversity more prevalent in academic research.

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.

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