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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 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.

Hollins Students and Faculty Reflect on Voting in the Historic 2020 Election

Hollins Students and Faculty Reflect on Voting in the Historic 2020 Election

Members of the campus community shared their experiences voting in what will no doubt go down as one of the most historic elections in U.S. history.

New Memoir by Natasha Trethewey M.A. ’91 Earns Praise and Inspires Dialogue

New Memoir by Natasha Trethewey M.A. ’91 Earns Praise and Inspires Dialogue

The Pulitzer Prize winner and two-term U.S. Poet Laureate has written a powerful and unforgettable book about the murder of her mother and its impact on her distinguished writing career.

Marilyn Chin Named Louis D. Rubin Jr. Writer-in-Residence for 2021

Marilyn Chin Named Louis D. Rubin Jr. Writer-in-Residence for 2021

The award-winning author’s books have become Asian American classics and are taught in classrooms internationally. She will work with graduate and selected undergraduate students at Hollins next spring.

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.

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