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The Courier, September 22, 1995 Page 1

Literary Festival will kick off
International Awareness Month


Old Dominion has designated October as International Awareness Month. "World Series '95: The Many Faces of Old Dominion University" is a month long cele-bration of the positive impact of interna-tional education on campus.

Kicking off the activities next month will be the 18th annual Literary Festival, "World Voice." Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, the festival will feature a diverse body of writers, their works and their cultures.

This rare gathering of writers includes African-American poet Tim Seibles; Latin American translator and poet Mary Crow; Irish poet Eavan Boland; Ninotchka Rosca, an exiled journalist and novelist from the Philippines; Kashmir poet Agha Shahid Ali; Singapore-born fiction writer Fiona Cheong; Sheba-born journalist and poet Quraysh Au; and internationally celebrated Chilean writer Ariel Doifman.

The campus community and general public are encouraged to become involved by reading works of prose and poetry during each day's "Open Mike" session.

Chilean author Ariel Dorfman, whose
books have been translated into 27


languages, will give a fundraising reading at the Chrysler Museum at 8 p.m. Oct. 5. The reading will be followed by a reception featuring the Pan Parrot Steel Drum Band. Dorfman's reading will be preceded at 7:45 with an invocation by the Illocano Dance Troupe of Hampton Roads. A donation of $10 ($5 for students) is requested for the reading.

The Office of International Programs, which is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of the international dimension of Old Dominion, is sponsoring "World Series '95: The Many Faces of Old Dominion University." The office is composed of International Admissions, English Language Center, Office of Study Abroad, and International Student and Scholar Services.

JoAnn McCarthy, executive director of International Programs, wanted to create an event that would recognize the cultural diversity of the university and Hampton Roads.

"One of the great strengths of Old (See "WORLD SERIES '95," Page 5)

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Dominion is its diversity" said McCarthy. 'The World Series will permeate the entire campus with international activities to consolidate and highlight, in one month, the fun and informative cultural dimensions of the campus."

World Series also will include a World Fair and Marketplace on Oct. 3. Webb Center will be transformed into a cultural fair where shoppers can buy homemade, African quilts, jewelry, figurines, and clothing. Booths and displays from international organizations will also be displayed.

It's an idea whose time has truly come," said Scott King, director of International Student and Scholar Services. "Since there are so many international facets to Old Dominion, we Want to showcase the school as Virginia's international university."

Old Dominion has a population that includes more than 800 international students.

Events scheduled through Oct. 5 include:

Tuesday, October 3
* Commuter Coffee, sponsored by international Student and Scholar Services, 7:30-9 am., North Mall, Webb Center;
* World Fair, featuring cultural exhibits by international students, 11a.m. to 2 p.m., North Mall, Webb Center;
* Fiction reading by Fiona Cheong, 11 am., Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center;
* Open Mike, International Readings. 12:15 p.m., Atrium Garden, Webb Center;
* Poetry reading by Quraysh Alt, 1 p.m., River Rooms, Webb Center;
* Panel Discussion: "When Political Struggle in Literature Stops Being Literature," featuring Quraysh Ali, Eavan Boland and Aghs Shahid All, 3 p.m., River Rooms, Webb Center; 'Invocation, "Hymn for the Fainthearted," featuring Melody Ruffin Ward of the Old Dominion dance department and Elbert Watson of the Norfolk Academy dance department, 7:45 p.m., Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center;

* Poetry reading by Eavan Boland, 8 p.m., Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center;
* Reception, 9:15 p.m., International Writers Center;

Wednesday, October 4
* Poetry reading by Time Seibles, 11 am., Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center;
* Open Mike, International Readings, 12:15 p.m., Atrium Garden, Webb Center; o Poetry reading by Agha Shahid All, 3 p.m., Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center; *lnvocation, "Song to the Moon," featuring Agnes Fuller of the music department, Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center;
* Fiction reading by Niisotchka Rosca, 8 p.m., Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center;
* Reception, 9:15 pin., International Writers Center;

Thursday, October 5
* Mexican Day at Webb Cafe, featuring Mexican food, 7:30 am, to 2p.m.
* Translations, poetry reading by Mary Crow, 11 a.m., Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center;
* Study Abroad Fair, 11a.m. to 3p.m., North Mall, Webb Center;
* Open Mike, international Readings, 12:15 p.m., Atrium Garden, Webb Center;
*Talk by Ninotchka Rosca, "Silencing of Women: Direct and Indirect Censorship," 3 p.m., River Rooms, Webb Center;
* Master Class in Poetry with Mary Crow (open to the general public), 5 p.m., River Rooms, Webb Center
* Literary Festival Fund Raiser at the Chrysler Museum: 7p.m., Gallery Tours; 7:45 p.m., Invocation by the Illocano United Youth Dance Troupe; 8 p.m., fiction reading by Ariel Dorfman; 9:15 p.m., reception.

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