17th Annual Literary Festival
17th Annual Literary Festival
Old Dominion University
October 3-6, 1994

Jeannette Drake

Jeannette Drake, born in Newport News, was a social worker from 1964 to 1991. She holds MSW and MFA degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her poems have appeared in Callaloo: A Journal of African-American and African Arts and Letters, Obsidian, Catalyst, New Virginia Review and The Southern Review, among others. A recipient of two Individual Artist Project Awards from the Virginia Commission of the Arts, she has served as poet-in-the-schools for the Richmond Arts and Humanities Center since 1980. Presently, she tutors privately and facilitates writing classes for low-income mothers in Richmond, Virginia. [extracted from 1994 brochure]

Jeannette Drake's 1994 brochure photo
17th Annual Literary Festival (1994)

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