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

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Date(s) - 04/13/20
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us Monday, April 13, 2020 as Chowan University confers the 2020 Mary Frances Hobson recipient, prize winning author Crystal Wilkinson, an associate professor in the MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of Kentucky.

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

2:00 p,m. – Dialogue with Students

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

7:30 p.m. – Hobson Prize Lecture

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

Registration Fee:  $25.00   Fee includes payment for the Hobson Conferral Dinner

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

Photo credit: Anastasia Pottinger of Rogue Studios