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UP A HILL First published in 1977, Artemis still celebrates the prodigious talents of Southwest Virginia writers and artists, including Hollins students, alumnae, and faculty. B Y J E F F H O D G E S M . A . L . S . ’ 11

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or the better part of four decades, Artemis has showcased compelling new voices in tandem with notable authors who have ranged from poet laureates to Pulitzer Prize and other major award winners and nominees. The rich history of creativity at Hollins in the written word and other artistic expression has played an integral role in the success and perseverance of Artemis: Through the years, more than 140 Hollins writers and artists, including more than 90 students and 40 professors, have been featured

contributors or have donated their time and expertise as board members for the all-volunteer operation. “Without Hollins and the direction it provided, Artemis would not have lasted,” says editor and founder Jeri Rogers M.A.L.S. ’91. Artemis began in 1977 while Rogers was serving as director of the Women’s Resource Center in Roanoke, sponsored by Total Action Against Poverty (now Total Action for Progress). “I had gotten a grant to do a photographic study of women and in the process found that a lot of my subjects were writers. At the

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Hollins University Alumnae Magazine, Summer 2019 Issue  

Hollins magazine is published quarterly by Hollins University, Roanoke, VA

Hollins University Alumnae Magazine, Summer 2019 Issue  

Hollins magazine is published quarterly by Hollins University, Roanoke, VA