MFA News

Akhil Sharma: 2022 Writer in Residence

The Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University is excited to announce that fiction writer Akhil Sharma will serve as the Spring 2022 Louis D. Rubin Jr. Writer-in-Residence. Learn more.

Marilyn Chin: 2021 Writer in Residence

The Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University is thrilled to announce that poet Marilyn Chin will serve as the spring 2021 Louis D. Rubin Jr. Writer-in- Residence. Learn more.

Patricia Spears Jones: 2020 Writer in Residence

The Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University is excited to announce that Patricia Spears Jones will serve as the Spring 2020 Louis D. Rubin Jr. Writer-in-Residence. Learn more.

Pam Durban: 2019 Writer in Residence

The Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University is excited to announce that Pam Durban will serve as the Spring 2019 Louis D. Rubin Jr. Writer-in-Residence. Learn more.

Janisse Ray: 2018 Writer in Residence

The Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University is excited to announce that Janisse Ray will serve as the Spring 2018 Louis D. Rubin Jr. Writer-in-Residence. Learn more.

Li-Young Lee: 2017 Writer in Residence

The Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University is excited to announce that Li-Young Lee will serve as the Spring 2017 Louis D. Rubin Jr. Writer-in-Residence. Learn more.

Elizabeth Poliner’s new novel

Read about Elizabeth Poliner’s most recent novel, As Close to Us as Breathing, here.

Tom Drury: 2016 Writer in Residence

The Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University is excited to announce that Tom Drury will serve as the Spring 2016 Louis D. Rubin Jr. Writer-in-Residence. Learn more.

Up for the National Book Award!

Sally Mann (MA ’75) and Karen Bender, a Distinguished Visiting Professor in Creative Writing, are both up for the prize. Learn more.