The Hopwood Room

The Hopwood Room

Avery Hopwood Painting

Painting of Avery Hopwood by Florine Stettheimer


Welcome to the Hopwood Program at the University of Michigan. Throughout the following pages you will find explanations of the many awards, contests and resources the Hopwood Program has to offer.

The Hopwood Room serves the needs and interests of Hopwood contestants. The Room was established by Professor Roy W. Cowden, Director of the Hopwood Awards from 1933 to 1952, who generously contributed a part of his library, which has grown through the addition of many volumes of contemporary literature. In addition to housing the winning manuscripts from the past years of the contests, the Hopwood Room has a lending library of twentieth-century literature, a generous supply of non-circulating current periodicals, some reference books on how to get published, information on graduate and summer writing programs, and a collection of screen plays donated by former Hopwood winner Lawrence Kasdan.

Hopwood Room

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Hopwood Room is located on the first floor of Angel Hall in room 1176.

Hopwood Tea

Hopwood Tea

A tea is held regularly during the fall and winter terms on Thursdays, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., for students, faculty, and staff.

Free tea, coffee, and cookies are available to all.