Skip to Content

Upcoming Events


The 2017 Hopwood Underclassmen Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in the Rackham Amphitheatre. Tracy K. Smith will give a reading following the announcement of the awards. She is the author of three collections of poetry, The Body's Question, Duende, and Life on Mars (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2012), and a memoir, Ordinary Light (a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Nonfiction). She teaches creative writing at Princeton University.


We are delighted to announce that former Hopwood Awards Program Director and Robert Frost Distinguished University Professor Nicholas Delbanco will deliver the lecture at the Graduate and Undergraduate Hopwood Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The ceremony will be held in the Rackham Amphitheatre and will begin at 3:30 p.m. He has published 29 books of fiction and nonfiction, beginning with The Martlet’s Tale, which came out in July 1966. His works include The Countess of Stanlein RestoredWhat Remains, and the Sherbrookes trilogy. His most recent books are The Art of Youth: Crane, Carrington, Gershwin and the Nature of First ActsThe Years; and Dear Wizard: The Letters of Nicholas Delbanco and Jon Manchip White. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts Writing Fellowships. Formerly the Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing (now the Helen Zell Writers’ Program), he directed the Hopwood Awards Program for almost 30 years.