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Carrie Brown Named Finalist for the Library of Virginia’s 2014 Fiction Award

Carrie Brown Named Finalist for the Library of Virginia’s 2014 Fiction Award

0 / June 30, 2014 1:00 pm

Hollins’ Distinguished Visiting Professor of Creative Writing has won the Emyl Jenkins Sexton Literary Award for Fiction twice previously, in 2001 and 2005.

Memorial Service for Louis D. Rubin, Jr.

0 / January 13, 2014 3:30 pm

Hollins paid tribute to the late Louis D. Rubin, Jr., founder of the university’s graduate program in creative writing and mentor to some of the nation’s best writers, with a memorial service on January 11, 2014.

Louis D. Rubin, Jr.’s Life and Legacy Are Honored

Louis D. Rubin, Jr.’s Life and Legacy Are Honored

0 / December 20, 2013 2:15 pm

Rubin, who passed away in November, founded the graduate program in creative writing at Hollins and helped establish the program’s national reputation.

Colin Wilson, 1931-2013: “Britain’s First Homegrown Existentialist Star” and One of Hollins’ First Writers-in-Residence

Colin Wilson, 1931-2013: “Britain’s First Homegrown Existentialist Star” and One of Hollins’ First Writers-in-Residence

0 / December 9, 2013 2:20 pm

According to The Guardian, “The phenomenal reviews and sales of [Wilson's] first book, ‘The Outsider’ (1956), led him to be seen as a potential saviour of the human spirit, a thinker who might find a way through the spiritual nullity of the postwar years.” He went on to publish more than 100 works during his lifetime and was writer-in-residence at Hollins in 1966-67.

Rubin Helped Establish Hollins Writing Program

0 / November 19, 2013 6:14 pm

This retrospective of the life of author, teacher, editor and publisher Louis D. Rubin, Jr., founder of the graduate program in creative writing at Hollins, appeared in The Roanoke Times.

Two Hollins Alumni Among Best New Poets for 2013

Two Hollins Alumni Among Best New Poets for 2013

1 / September 18, 2013 11:30 am

“Beyond Measure” by Meighan L. Sharp M.F.A. ’11 and “Walking, Talking, Singing” by Chad Temples M.F.A. ’08 will be featured in the Best New Poets annual anthology.

Hollins Debuts Online Writing Classes in Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Hollins Debuts Online Writing Classes in Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

0 / July 18, 2013 11:30 am

The Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop/Online offers 10-week courses, taught by published authors and experienced teachers, to adult writers of all abilities.

Hollins Writers Karen Osborn and Shelby Smoak Win Gold IPPY Awards

Hollins Writers Karen Osborn and Shelby Smoak Win Gold IPPY Awards

0 / May 7, 2013 2:15 pm

Karen Osborn ’79 shared the gold medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards’ Popular Fiction category for her novel, “Centerville,” while Shelby Smoak M.A. ’99 received the gold in the Autobiography/Memoir III (Personal Struggle/Health Issues) category for “Bleeder: A Memoir.”

Karen McElmurray Selected as Hollins’ Writer-in-Residence for 2014

Karen McElmurray Selected as Hollins’ Writer-in-Residence for 2014

0 / March 13, 2013 11:30 am

An alumna of Hollins’ graduate program in creative writing, McElmurray is the author of “Surrendered Child: A Birth Mother’s Journey,” winner of the Associated Writers and Writing Programs Award in Creative Nonfiction.

Will Schutt MFA ’09 Receives Starred Review in Publisher’s Weekly

Will Schutt MFA ’09 Receives Starred Review in Publisher’s Weekly

0 / February 25, 2013 10:30 am

Schutt won the 2012 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition.