12th Annual Literary Festival
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Page 1, September 8, 1989

Novelist William Styron coming
for Literary Festival fund-raiser
Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Styron will visit the university later this month for Old Dominion's Literary Festival Preview/Fund raiser.

poets will give readings of their work during the 12th Annual Literary Festival. Among these are: Carolyn Forche, winner of the YaleYounger Poets and the Lamont Poetry awards; Bill Tremblay, author of "Second Sun: New and Selected Poems" "Duhamel;" Barry Lopez, author of the best-seller "Arctic Dreams;" and Paule Marshall, novelist and adjunct faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The festival events are free and open to the public. All programs will be interpreted for the hearing-impaired.

The festival is sponsored by the university's Creative Writing Program, Department of English, the College of Arts and Letters and Student Activities Council.

A native of Newport News, Styron will give a fiction reading at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the auditorium of the Mills Godwin Jr. Building. One of his best-known works, "Sophie's Choice," was the winner of
the American Book Award in 1979 and was the subject of a movie starring Meryl Streep. Tickets for the preview are $7.50 for general admission and $5 for students. Proceeds will help finance the 12th Annual Literary Festival, to be held Oct. 2-5.

Fourteen nationally acclaimed writers and