‘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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TROY to honor nonfiction author Patricia Foster with Hall-Waters Prize on April 12

Foster, an award-winning nonfiction author, is a native of Fairhope, Alabama.

Foster, an award-winning nonfiction author, is a native of Fairhope, Alabama.

Award-winning nonfiction author Patricia Foster, a native of Fairhope, will receive the Hall-Waters Prize from Troy University on April 12.

Foster, who is professor emerita at the University of Iowa’s celebrated MFA Program where she taught for more than 25 years, will read selections from her most recent memoir, “Written in the Sky: Lessons of…

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Poet, essayist Terrance Hayes receives Hall-Waters Prize

Hayes received the Hall-Waters Prize during a luncheon on Friday the University's International Arts Center.

Hayes received the Hall-Waters Prize during a luncheon on Friday the University's International Arts Center.

Terrance Hayes, described as one of the most decorated living American poets, received Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize for Excellence in Southern Writing on Friday.

Hayes, a 2014 MacArthur Foundation Genius Award recipient and a National Book Award winner, read from his works and answered questions from students on Friday morning before receiving the award during…

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Poet Terrance Hayes to receive Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize on April 28

Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes will read selections of his work at an April 28 event in the Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park on the Troy Campus.

Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes will read selections of his work at an April 28 event in the Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park on the Troy Campus.

Renowned poet Terrance Hayes, a 2014 MacArthur Foundation Genius Award recipient and a National Book Award winner, will receive the Hall-Waters Prize from Troy University on April 28.

Hayes, who is currently professor of English at New York University, will present selections from his forthcoming collection, So to Speak (July 2023), and his award-winning 2018…

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