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

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Date(s) - 02/19/18
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Vaughn Auditorium at Chowan University


Chowan University announces the 2018 Mary Frances Hobson recipient, author Jim Grimsley, Professor of Creative Writing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The prize will be conferred on Monday, April 2, 2018.  Following a dinner at 6:00 p.m. (business attire),  Grimsley will deliver the Hobson Lecture at Chowan that evening at 7:30  followed by a book signing.  This event is open for community members to join.

Hobson Course Schedule:

ENGL 465, The Hobson Course (granting two CEUs)
“An evening with Jim Grimsley, Author of “Winter Birds” and “Dream Boy.” 

 Class Times:
Mondays – 6:00 – 8:30 pm
February 19, 26, March 12, 19, 26
Vaughn Auditorium

Instructor:  Professor Jennifer Newhouse

Hobson Day Events
Monday, April 2
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 19 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 2.

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.