Late spring and summer EVENTS:

May:
5th, Saturday, 10:30am-noon, New Dominion Bookshop, Charlottesville, VA.
16th, Wednesday, 6pm, Malaprops Bookstore/​Cafe, Asheville, NC.

June:
1st, Friday, 3pm, Hollins University, Reunion!
7th, Thursday, 6pm, Chop Suey Books, Richmond, VA

July:
22-28, Nimrod Creative Arts, Bath, Co, VA, w-i-r and workshop leader

August:
2nd, Thursday, 7pm, Scuppernong Books, Greensboro, NC




Born in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, Cathryn Hankla is professor of English & creative writing and department chair at Hollins University. She teaches in The Jackson Center for Creative Writing, and serves as Poetry Editor for The Hollins Critic.

Hankla has published fourteen books of including GALAXIES (poetry), GREAT BEAR (poetry), FORTUNE TELLER MIRACLE FISH (stories), A BLUE MOON IN POORWATER (novel), and the forthcoming memoir in essays, LOST PLACES: On Losing and Finding Home (memoir in essays). Her work has been awarded the James Boatwright III Poetry Prize, a PEN Syndicated Fiction Prize, a Virginia Commission for the Arts grant in poetry, and artist's fellowships here and abroad to Malta, Spain, and France.

Her poetry is anthologized in World English Poetry, The Southern Poetry Anthology, Shenandoah: 20 Years of Poetry, Mississippi Review Anthology, among others. Hankla's poems, stories, and essays appear regularly in journals such as New World Writing, Arts & Letters, Jubilat, Appalachian Heritage, Denver Quarterly, North American Review, and Alaska Quarterly.

She directed the Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University 2008-2012, and was named the Jackson Professor of Creative Writing 2012-2014.

Hankla also keeps a painting studio. In her spare time she is usually hanging out with friends or running along the Roanoke Greenway. She has run the Blue Ridge Half Marathon three times and completed the Roanoke half marathon Triple Crown.

BOOKS BY CATHRYN HANKLA

POETRY:
Galaxies --Latest Poetry!
Great Bear --Finalist for the Library of Virginia Poetry Prize
Last Exposures
Poems for the Pardoned
Emerald City Blues
Texas School Book Depository-- Finalist for the Library of Virginia Prize
Negative History
Afterimages
Phenomena

FICTION:
Fortune Teller Miracle Fish
The Land Between
A Blue Moon in Poorwater
Learning the Mother Tongue

NONFICTION:
Lost Places: On Losing and Finding Home (April, 2018)