Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest Recognizes Six Young Writers
A Florida high school student has captured the top honor in Hollins University’s 58th Annual Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest, which encourages and recognizes young poets.
Hollins Professor R. H. W. Dillard Revisits His Connection To Cult Classic Film “Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster”
When Hollins Professor of English R. H. W. Dillard was just a grad student at the University of Virginia, he never imagined a screenplay written with acclaimed writer George Garrett would result in one of the most (in)famous sci-fi/horror films in American cinema.
New Hollins Professor, Poet/Novelist Candice Wuehle, To Bring Focus On Genre-Blending And Magic In Writing
Candice Wuehle seems like the perfect fit to teach English and creative writing at Hollins. An emphasis on genre-blending? Check. An impressive academic and professional resume? Check. An interest in the occult and spooky things? Double-check.
Award-Winning Author Scott Blackwood Joins Hollins as Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing
“I just wanted to teach at a program that was committed,” said author Scott Blackwood, Hollins’ new Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing. “Every person I’ve met so far — undergrads, graduate students, and faculty — is committed to the entire process of writing.”
Hollins 2021-22 Reading And Lecture Series To Feature Pulitzer-Winning Poet Forrest Gander And NYT Bestselling Author Imbolo Mbue
Hollins is proud to welcome back in-person events for its 2021-22 Reading and Lecture Series, which features 14 published authors along with talented student and faculty writers.
From Graduation to Publication: Debut Books by New Creative Writing M.F.A. Alumni Head To Press
Poets Maddie Gallo and Gabriel Reed are celebrating the completion of their respective graduate degrees at Hollins as well as the publication of each writer’s first collections of poetry.
M.F.A. in Creative Writing Alumna Welcomes Launch Of Debut Novel “Leda and the Swan”
Published by Riverhead Books, “Leda and the Swan” is a collegiate coming-of-age tale mixed with classic suspense and, of course, some references to Greek mythology. Time magazine calls it an “affecting narrative about consent, power and loneliness.”
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 Professor Jessie Van Eerden Celebrates Launch of Award-Winning Fourth Book, “Call It Horses”
Eight years in the making, van Eerden’s third novel won the 2019 Dzanc Books Prize. “It’s a book that’s very close to me,” she said.
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.”
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