• Academics

    Hendrix-Murphy Programs

    The Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language enrich the study of literature and language at Hendrix. They bring acclaimed writers, poets, translators, literary critics, editors, playwrights, literary scholars, and theatre directors to campus to give public lectures and readings, teach classes, direct student plays, and mentor student writers.

  • Events

    Hendrix-Murphy Programs bring acclaimed writers, scholars, and theatre directors to campus to give public lectures and readings, teach classes, direct student plays, and mentor student writers.

    Edwidge Danticat

    Edwidge Danticat

    Award-winning Haitian-born writer Edwidge Danticat presents "Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work."

    October 29, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

    Melora Kordos

    Melora Kordos

    Murphy Visiting Theatre Director Melora Kordos discusses and directs William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.

    February 19, 2016, 4:15 p.m.

    Kevin Young

    Kevin Young

    Murphy Visiting Poet Kevin Young reads selections of his work, including eight books of award-winning poetry.

    April 14, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

  • Programs

    Other Hendrix-Murphy literary and language programs include The Aonian campus literary magazine; an on-campus Language House; a student and alumni playwriting competition and Playwright's Theatre reading; ShopTalk discussions with published writers; the Word Garden student reading series; collective out-loud readings of great works; and student writing and editing internships and externships with the Oxford American magazine and other institutions.

  • Learn More

    Learn more about the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation, the Bertie Wilson Murphy Building, and the 2015-2016 events and programs for the Hendrix community.