The Twenty-Third Annual Mary Frances Hobson Lecture & Prize Conferral

Chowan University announces the 2017 Mary Frances Hobson recipient, author Kevin Wilson, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Sewanee. The prize will be conferred on Monday, April 3, 2017.  Following a semi-formal (business attire) dinner at 6:00 p.m.,  Wilson will deliver the Hobson Lecture at Chowan that evening at 7:30  followed by a book signing.

Hobson Course Schedule:

ENGL 465, The Hobson Course (granting two CEUs)
“An evening with Kevin Wilson, Author of The Family Fang.” 

 Class Times:
Mondays – 6:00 – 8:30 pm
February 20, 27, March 13, 20, 27
Vaughn Auditorium

Instructor: Thomas G. Cox

Hobson Day Events
Monday, April 3
2:00 pm – Hobson Dialogue
5:00 p.m. – Friends of the Libray Reception
6:00 pm – Hobson Prize Conferral and Dinner
7:30 pm – Hobson Prize Lecture
Deadline for Registration:  February 20 at 6:00 p.m.
Registration Fee:  $25.00*
Fee includes payment for the Hobson Conferral Dinner (6:00 p.m.)
and Lecture (7:30 p.m.) on April 3.

For more information, contact the Office of the Provost, Nancy Cox at 252-398-6211 or

*The price of the dinner includes NC state and local sales taxes.

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