‘Nothing better than being a writer,’ says Hall-Waters Prize recipient Patricia Foster

Foster received the award on April 12 during a luncheon in the International Arts Center on the Troy Campus.

Foster received the award on April 12 during a luncheon in the International Arts Center on the Troy Campus.

Author and Fairhope native Patricia Foster received the Hall-Waters Prize from Troy University during a ceremony on April 12 at the Troy Campus.

The celebration of Foster, who is professor emerita at the University of Iowa’s Master of Fine Arts Program where she taught for more than 25 years, began with the author reading selections…

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Richmond receives Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize

From left to right are Walter Givhan, honoree Michelle Richmond, Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Gregg Swem and Dr. Kirk Curnutt.

From left to right are Walter Givhan, honoree Michelle Richmond, Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Gregg Swem and Dr. Kirk Curnutt.

Renowned author and Mobile, Ala. native Michelle Richmond received Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize during a luncheon on Thursday at the Troy Campus.

Richmond spent the morning speaking with students about the evolution of her career from publishing collections of her short stories to writing best-selling novels. During the morning session, Richmond was interviewed by a…

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Cassandra King receives Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize

Troy University presented the Hall-Waters Prize to author Cassandra King. Left to right, Dr. Kirk Curnutt, Walter Givhan, King and Gregg Swem.

Troy University presented the Hall-Waters Prize to author Cassandra King. Left to right, Dr. Kirk Curnutt, Walter Givhan, King and Gregg Swem.

Cassandra King, author of five novels including the critically acclaimed “Moonrise,” has received Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize.

Presented during a luncheon on Friday at the International Arts Center on the Troy Campus, the Hall-Waters Prize recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to Southern heritage and culture in history, literature or the arts. The…

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