Author Patricia Foster to receive Hall-Waters Prize

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — Troy University is preparing to welcome this year’s Hall-Waters Prize recipient: author Patricia Foster.

Foster is professor emerita at the University of Iowa’s MFA Program, where she has taught for more than 25 years.

Foster’s works include “Written in the Sky,” “Girl from Soldier Creek,” the essay collection “Just Beneath My Skin,” and the memoir “All the Lost Girls: Confessions of a Southern Daughter.”

will read selections from her most recent memoir, “Written in the Sky: Lessons of a Southern Daughter” (2023), on April 12 at 9:30 a.m. in Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park.

Admission is free and open to the public. In case of rain the reading will be held in the Lamar P. Higgins Ballroom, located on the second floor of the Trojan Center.

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