19th Annual Literary Festival
19th Annual Literary Festival
Old Dominion University
October 10-13, 1996

Jessica Hagedorn

Born and raised in the Philippines, Jessica Hagedorn is well-known as a performance artist, poet, and playwright. She is the author of the novel Dogeaters (Penguin), which was nominated for the National Book Award. Hagedorn wrote the screenplay for Fresh Kill, an independent first feature film directed and produced by Shu Lea Cheang and has collaborated on film projects, Color Schemes and Those Fluttering Objects of Desire. Her multimedia theater pieces include Teenytown, The Art of War: Nine situations, and Holy Food. Hagedorn is the recipient of a 1994 Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Writers Award, and a 1995 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship. Her new novel, The Gangster of Love has been recently released by Houghton Mifflin.     [extracted from 1996 brochure]

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