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Hollins University Facebook page Check out our Hollins University Facebook page. Throughout April, you'll find quotes from the book and images celebrating our physical, spiritual, and philosophical connection to the Earth.


The Pilgrim Project

We’re devoting the month of April to what we're calling the Pilgrim Project in honor of the 40th anniversary of publication of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work of nonfiction. Dillard received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Hollins.

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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek: The Theatrical Odyssey
The centerpiece of the month is Pilgrim at Tinker Creek: The Theatrical Odyssey, the premiere of a theatrical adaptation of Dillard’s work, which aims to honor her glorious and exacting prose, while inviting the audience into dramatic moments of imagery and sensations that reverberate with startling awareness. This work is part of the Hollins Theatre Legacy Series.

"You can heave your spirit into a mountain and the mountain will keep it, folded, and not throw it back as some creeks will. The creeks are the world with all its stimulus and beauty; I live there. But the mountains are home."
Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Month-long celebration of "green"
In the spirit of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, the Hollins community will celebrate our physical, spiritual, and philosophical connection to the Earth. Throughout the month of April the entire campus will explode with imaginative events, activities, and reflections as we turn our collective thoughts gloriously "greenward."

The Pilgrim Project Blog
Dust off your copies of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. It's the 40th anniversary of the publication of Annie Dillard's book, and Hollins is putting it on stage. You're also invited you to submit in writing, 11 sentences in response to one sentence, any sentence from the book. All submissions will be posted. So find a sentence in the book — they are all so good — and riff with it. Invite your friends, family, etc. to find a sentence and go wild with it. Details here: www.pilgrimprojectblog.wordpress.com


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