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

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Date(s) - 04/29/19
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Vaughn Auditorium at Chowan University


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.

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.