Samiksha Gaherwar of Lambert High School in Suwanee, Georgia, won this year’s top prize for her poem “slavish numerals.”
While studying abroad in London during the 2019 Fall Term, Carly Lewis ’21 worked with a global digital creative and marketing company specializing in promoting talent in the music and entertainment industries.
In “Devonte Travels the Sorry Route,” his latest collection of poems, Professor of English and Creative Writing T.J. Anderson III is “responding to…shifts of identity within the African-American cultural and historical narrative.”
The workshops offer “an opportunity to recharge your creativity, reconnect with the Tinker Mountain community of writers, and reframe your work,” said TMWW Director Fred Leebron.
Presented by the American Library Association, the Carnegie Medals recognize the previous year’s best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the United States.
The Pulitzer Prize winner and two-term U.S. Poet Laureate has written a powerful and unforgettable book about the murder of her mother and its impact on her distinguished writing career.
The award-winning author’s books have become Asian American classics and are taught in classrooms internationally. She will work with graduate and selected undergraduate students at Hollins next spring.
Kelly Stephenson M.F.A. ’20 finished Hollins’ graduate program in creative writing this spring, while his daughter Clare (class of 2023) completed her first year as an undergraduate.
Luisa Peñaflor, a student at the Fine Arts Center of Greenville, South Carolina, won first place for her work, “This Is Not a Heritage Poem.”
The director of Hollins’ Jackson Center for Creative Writing and author of the award-winning novel “As Close to Us as Breathing” was honored for her short story, “Sabelle.”