WHO WE ARE
The Holle Center for Communication Arts is an incubator and creative collaboratory for 21st century nonfiction storytelling. The work of the Holle Center is guided by a commitment to advance “narrative justice” through innovative and arts-informed research, community engagement, and creative co-operation.
Dr. Robin BoylornProfessor, Endowed Chair and Director of the Holle Center for Communication Arts
Michelle BordnerHolle Center Program Manager
WHAT WE DO
Prior to its launch, programming for the Holle Center for Communication Arts has included screening an award winning film, a public poetry reading and a one-person show that illuminates intergenerational stories of Black women in the South. The center also sponsored a course in collaborative storytelling that allowed students to engage with guest artists and visit social activism sites in Montgomery, culminating in a storytelling showcase.
Additional programs and initiatives will follow the Holle Center’s opening in Fall 2024.
WHERE WE LIVE
The Holle Center, a component of the College of Communication & Information Sciences at The University of Alabama, will be located in Bryant Denny Stadium.
THE HOLLE AWARDS
The Holle Center oversees the national Holle Awards for Excellence in Creativity and Communication, which highlight and celebrate creative expression in seven categories including book arts, filmmaking, forensics, media writing, public speaking, screenwriting and sports media.
The awards, which were established by Everett Hughes Holle and funded by the Holle Family Foundation, include a $10,000 prize for the winner of each category. The next funding cycle for the award will be 2025.