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12th, Wednesday, 7:30pm, Va Tech, Speakeasy Series, Shanks 370/380, Blacksburg, VA

6th, Saturday, 11-1pm, Tea for Two, Richmond West End Public Library on Patterson, Richmond, VA

9th, Friday, 7pm, BookNoFurther, in conversation with Lee Zacharias about her novel, Across the Great Lake

16th, Sunday, 2-5pm, BrewHOHO at Hardywood Brewery, Richmond,VA. Authors signing copies for gifts and beer: Come party!



9th-10th, Saturday-Sunday, Bookmarks Movable Feast, Winston-Salem, NC.  Dinner Saturday with 18 authors reading and moving table to table!  Sunday more fun with authors and good food.



23rd, Saturday, 10am, reading and discussion, New Dominion Bookshop on the mall; and 2pm panel about writing programs and other opportunities, Omni, Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA.



16-19, details forthcoming: Greensboro Bound!


near Hayden, CO

Born in the Appalachian Mountain town of Richlands, 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.

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

Hankla has published fourteen books, including LOST PLACES: On Losing and Finding Home (memoir in essays), GALAXIES (poetry), GREAT BEAR (poetry), FORTUNE TELLER MIRACLE FISH (stories), and A BLUE MOON IN POORWATER (novel). 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.

Hankla keeps a painting studio and enjoys running and walking the Greenways along the Roanoke River. She has run the Blue Ridge Half Marathon three times and completed the Roanoke half marathon Triple Crown.


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

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

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