Children’s Literature and Children’s Book Illustration Faculty and Alumni Authors Celebrate Banner Year for Publishing
Hollins University’s graduate programs in children’s literature and children’s book illustration are applauding what director Lisa Fraustino called “a true bounty of books published this year by our faculty and program graduates.”
Hollins Playwrights to Attend Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive
Sean McCord, who is pursuing his M.F.A. in the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University, and Sarah Cosgrove-Gaumond, who completed her graduate degree in playwriting at Hollins this year, have been honored with invitations this summer to the Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive. They will engage in rigorous writing workshops and discussions of the art, craft, and business of playwriting.
Legendary Actor Robert Duvall Discusses Moving “From Ink to Behavior” with Hollins Screenwriters
Oscar winner Robert Duvall, whose film and television credits include such classics as “The Godfather,” “Apocalypse Now,” and “Lonesome Dove,” recently shared his insights on acting, directing, and screenwriting during a conversation with students from Hollins University’s graduate programs in screenwriting and film studies.
Hollins Playwrights Dominate Selections for KCACTF Region IV Festival
Works by three student playwrights from the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University have been chosen for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region IV Festival, continuing Hollins’ “unbroken string of successes with KCACTF Region IV.”
Hollins’ Dance M.F.A. Program Moves European Study to Bulgaria’s Cultural Capital
Beginning in the summer of 2022, students in Hollins’ M.F.A. program in dance will travel to Plovdiv, Bulgaria, for three weeks of international study and immersion. Plovdiv is considered by many to be Bulgaria’s cultural hub and in 2019 was named a European Capital of Culture.
Obamas to Produce New Netflix Project Based on Collection Co-Written by Dhonielle Clayton M.A. ’09
Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions is partnering with fellow production company Temple Hill to develop the anthology program “Blackout” for Netflix, based on the story collection by Dhonielle Clayton M.A. ’09 and five other bestselling African American young adult authors.
M.A.T.L. Grad Makes Rewarding Career Switch from the Newsroom to the Classroom
Erin Edmonds successfully made the transition from broadcast journalist to high school English teacher, thanks in part to Hollins’ Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning program.
Hollins’ Graduate Programs Provide Crucial Support for Dual Enrollment Classes
Hollins is offering online graduate classes in mathematics, English, and history to help teachers throughout the Roanoke Valley and across Virginia qualify to teach dual enrollment classes. The commonwealth is facing a severe shortage of teachers, forcing some schools to suspend their dual enrollment programs.
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.
Steven E. Laymon, Ph.D., Named Vice President for Graduate Programs and Continuing Studies
Laymon, who comes to Hollins from the University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, will provide leadership for and oversight of the university’s existing programs and develop new initiatives.
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