English & Creative Writing

From Pulitzer Prize winners Annie Dillard and Natasha Trethewey to bestselling author Lee Smith and Man Booker Prize recipient Kiran Desai, Hollins has long earned its place on the literary map. A remarkable number of nationally and internationally acclaimed writers have found their voices here and used them to their full potential.

At Hollins, you’ll join a new generation of authors in growing your craft and fostering a way of seeing and saying that is distinctively your own. With our multi-genre approach, you’ll develop a working knowledge in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that’s intertwined with the study of literature. And, you’ll be immersed in a diversity of writers, writing theories, and literary experiences on campus, led by a faculty whose publishing success surpasses that of any other liberal arts college.

A rich legacy. A supportive and encouraging environment. Focused exploration. This is the foundation for how students mature into authors at Hollins.