★ YOUR HEART IS A MUSCLE THE SIZE OF A FIST selected as 2018 Roanoke Valley Read

Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist (Back Bay Books, 2016) has been selected as the 2018 Roanoke Valley Read. Author Sunil Yapa will visit Roanoke October 4-6 to read from and discuss the book at Hollins University. He will also participate in Cityworks X(po), presenting a talk on "Radical Empathy." Community… Continue reading ★ YOUR HEART IS A MUSCLE THE SIZE OF A FIST selected as 2018 Roanoke Valley Read

★ Drawing from the beauty of this world: Jim Minick at Hollins’ Lex Allen Literary Festival April 7

Jim Minick will return to the region for Hollins University's Lex Allen Literary Festival on April 7, reading from his most recent work, Fire is Your Water.  Minick is an assistant professor at Augusta University and core faculty in Converse College's low-residency MFA program. He formerly taught at Radford University and will also appear at the… Continue reading ★ Drawing from the beauty of this world: Jim Minick at Hollins’ Lex Allen Literary Festival April 7

★ Register for the Roanoke Regional Writers Conference (JAN 19-20)

The 11th annual Roanoke Regional Writers Conference will be held on January 19 and 20 at Hollins University. The Friday evening keynote presenter will be Jane Friedman. Friedman, an award winning blogger, has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, is a previous Writer’s Digest writer and a current Publishers Weekly columnist. Saturday's day-long agenda… Continue reading ★ Register for the Roanoke Regional Writers Conference (JAN 19-20)

★ Artemis Hollins fall poetry reading Thursday, 12/7

Artemis Journal wraps up 2016 with a poetry reading on the Hollins Campus this Thursday, December 7. Join Hollins Faculty, Artemis poets and a community of readers and writers in the Wyndham Robertson Library on the Hollins Campus. Readers include Judy Ayyildiz, Josh Barkan, Maurice Ferguson, Cathy Hankla, Susan Hankla, Charlotte Morgan, Pauline Pauley and Elizabeth… Continue reading ★ Artemis Hollins fall poetry reading Thursday, 12/7

★ Save the dates for the fall readings at Hollins

Mark your calendars for the fall reading series at Hollins. An hour or so in the company of fellow readers and writers, listening closely to respected authors in the Green Drawing Room can be a restorative, informative, inspiring way to wind down the week. Additionally several authors will spend a good hour or two the… Continue reading ★ Save the dates for the fall readings at Hollins

★ Roanoke’s secret garden: A summer of children’s literature at Hollins

While not locked away as tightly as Mrs. Craven's garden at Misselthwaite Manor, the summer season of the Hollins program in Children's Literature and Children's Book Illustration offers a rich and underappreciated opportunity for the community. With more than a dozen literary events spanning the six weeks from June 19 to July 28, locals can fashion their own free children's book… Continue reading ★ Roanoke’s secret garden: A summer of children’s literature at Hollins

★ Support local authors in the ‘People’s Choice’ category of the Library of Virginia’s 20th Annual Literary Awards

You can support local authors by voting in the People's Choice award categories of the Library of Virginia's 20th Annual Literary Awards. Both Beth Macy (Nonfiction: Truevine) and Elizabeth Poliner (Fiction: As Close to Us as Breathing) are in the running. Online voting is a quick process, but you do need a Google account to participate online. Alternatively a paper… Continue reading ★ Support local authors in the ‘People’s Choice’ category of the Library of Virginia’s 20th Annual Literary Awards

★ The Last Moonwalk: Thursday, May 4

No, it's not a tribute to Michael Jackson. It's your chance to hear graduating MFA students read from their creative works: Thursday night, May 4th, in Hollins' Green Drawing Room at 8:15 PM. Surely there will be poetry, prose, fancy footwork, and warm wishes for the readers: may they live rewarding lives surrounded by words. And… Continue reading ★ The Last Moonwalk: Thursday, May 4