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

Join us Monday, April 29, 2019 as Chowan University confers the 2019 Mary Frances Hobson recipient, author Wiley Cash, Writer-in-Residence at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He is the founder of the Open Canon Book Club and co-founder of The Land More Kind Appalachian Artists Residency.

Following the conferral and dinner at 6:00 p.m. (business attire) in the Chowan Room in Thomas Dining Hall,  Cash will deliver the Hobson Lecture that evening at 7:30 p.m. in Vaughan Auditorium in Robert Marks Hall  followed by a book signing.  This event is open for community members to join.

2:00 p,m. – Dialogue with Students

5:00 p.m. – Friends of Whitaker Library Reception

6:00 p.m. – Hobson Prize Conferral and Dinner  (by reservation)7:30 p.m. – Hobson Prize Lecture 

Deadline for Registration for the Hobson Course:  March 25 at 6:00 p.m.

Registration Fee:  $25.00   Fee includes payment for the Hobson Conferral Dinner
For more information, contact Nancy Cox in the Office of the Provost at 252-398-6211 or

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

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.