Archive of Past Readings

Hollins University and its Jackson Center for Creative Writing have a long history of hosting readings by accomplished and inspiring writers in all genres. Enjoy audio from prior readings below.

Check out our upcoming events for information about future readings.

 

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Poet Li-Young Lee reads his work in the Green Room.

 

Featured Readings in Alphabetical Order:

A:

Poet T.J. Anderson III gives a poetry reading on September 10, 2015.

Constance Adler, a Hollins alumna, reads from her memoir My Bayou. Reading from November 7, 2013.

Constance Adler and Shelby Smoak, give a read on November 7, 2013.

B:

Aaron Bake gives a reading on September 20, 2007.

Faculty members Josh Barkan and Thorpe Moeckel February 11, 2016.

Author Thomas Beller gives a reading on September 28, 2006.

Author and faculty member Karen Bender on February 25, 2016.

Laura Benedict gives a reading on October 23, 2007

Adrian Blevins gives a poetry reading at Hollins University on September 25, 2003.

Former faculty member and fiction writer Carrie Brown gives a reading on September 6, 2012.

C:

Jennifer Camden gives a reading on March 3, 2011.

Mary Ann Caws gives a reading on March 1, 2012.

Joel Chace gives a reading on November 30, 2007.

Kelly Cherry gives a reading at the Lex Allen Literary Festival on March 7, 2009.

Michael Chitwood gives a reading on November 1, 2007

Casey Clabough gives a reading on November 8, 2012.

Faculty members Amanda Cockrell and Cathy Hankla give a reading on February 2, 2012.

Wyn Cooper gives a reading at the Lex Allen Literary Festival on March 7, 2009.

Poet Eduardo Corral gives a reading on April 25, 2013.

Steve Cushman gives a reading on November 11, 2010.

 D:

Kyle Dargan February 13, 2014

Lennard Davis gives a reading on March 9, 2017

Carl Dennis gives a reading on April 9, 2009

PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry winner Toi Derricotte gives a reading at Hollins University on March 13, 2004.

Marcia Douglas gives a reading on February 7, 2008

Novelist Tom Drury, 2016 writer-in-residence at Hollins, cracks jokes and reads from his latest book, “Pacific.” Essayist Amy Leach shares the lyric philosophy of “Things That Are.” Reading from September 12, 2013.

Rebecca Dunham gives a poetry reading at the Lex Allen Literary Festival on March 30, 2013.

E:

Cornelius Eady gives a in February 7, 2013

Claudia Emerson gives a reading on March, 29 2007.

F:

Ed Falco gives a reading in October 27, 2005.

Lara Farina gives a reading March 5, 2009.

Nick Flynn gives a reading at the Lex Allen Literary Festival on March 12, 2011.

Alice Fulton gives a reading on April 12, 2012.

G:

Roxane Gay gives a reading on September 22, 2016.

Jane Gentry gives a reading on February 26, 2009.

Loren Graham gives a reading in February 16, 2012.

H:

Joy Harjo gives a reading on April 17, 2014.

Ethan Hauser gives a reading on February 12, 2015.

Cristina Henriquez gives a reading on September 29, 2016.

Brian Henry gives a reading on February 13, 2007.

John Hoppenthaler gives a reading on April 10, 2008.

Randall Horton gives a reading on September 13, 2012.

David Huddle gives a reading at the Lex Allen Literary Festival on March 10, 2012.

Barbara Hurd gives a reading at the Lex Allen Literary Festival on April 12, 2017.

I:

J:

Luke Johnson and Will Schutt March 3rd, 2014

Mat Johnson gives a reading on February 9, 2012.

Wayne Johnston gives a reading on September 16, 2004.

Wayne Johnston gives a reading on September 6, 2007.

K:

Pauline Kaldas gives a reading on November 3rd, 2011.

L: