1st Annual Literary Festival
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JAMES WHITEHEAD is a past Guggenheim Fellow and a former Breadloaf faculty member. He teaches creative writing at the University of Arkansas. His publications include the collection of poems Domains and the novel Joiner. He is president of the AWP.
DANIEL HALPERN is on the staff at Columbia University. He is the founder of Antaeus magazine, editor of the American Poetry Anthology. Halpern's publications include Traveling on Credit, The Lady Knife-Thrower, Street Fire, and Life Among Others. He is a board member of the AWP.
ELLEN VOIGHT directs the MFA Writing Program at Goddard College in Vermont. She is a poet whose work has been published in The New Yorker and The American Poetry Review. She has edited Arion's Dolphin. Her collection of poems Claiming Kin was published in 1976. Voight is a board member of the AWP.
CHARLES WRIGHT teaches writing at the University of California at Irvine. He is a former Fulbright Scholar and Lecturer and a Guggenheim fellow. Wright's books include The Grave of the Right Hand, The Venice Notebook, Hard Freight, Bloodlines and, most recently, China Trace. He is a board member of the AWP.
DAVID MADDEN is Writer-in-Residence at Louisiana State University. He has co-authored several texts on creative writing, including Creative Choices, Studies in the Short Story, the fourth edition of Studies in Short Fiction, and Poetic Images in Six Genres. Madden is the author of Shadow Knows, The Popular Cultural Explosion, and the novels Cassandra Singing, Bijou, and The Suicide's Wife. He is a board member of the AWP.
WILLIAM MATTHEWS teaches creative writing at the University of Washington. He co-founded Lillabulero Press and edited its literary magazine Lillabulero. His books include the poetry collections Broken Syllables, Running the New Road, The Cloud, Sleek for the Long Flight, Without a Mouth, An Oar in the Old Water, Sticks and Stones, and Rising and Falling, a book of translations. He is the vice president of the AWP.

Arts Reunion festival begins

A week-long series of events combining literature, art, music, drama and dance as related arts will be presented Sept. 25-29 at ODU.

The first "Arts Reunion" is sponsored by the ODU Department of English and "Interplay: Expansion of the Arts." Interplay is a continuing schedule of cultural events begun at ODU in 1976.

"The central focus of the 'Arts Reunion' is on the literary arts," said Dr. Philip Raisor, director of graduate studies in English at ODU. "The basic assumption is that when writers pursue problems and forms central to themselves and society, they will discover points at which the arts can come together in harmony and grace."

The "Arts Reunion" is an outgrowth of this assumption, according to Raisor, and all events during the week will be open to the public without charge.

There will be readings by Pulitzer Prize winning poets W. D. Snodgrass and Anthony Hecht; readings by members of the board of directors of the Associated Writing Programs who will be visiting ODU from seven states; readings by students; music, poetry and dramatic performances; workshops on poetry, fiction and non-fiction; panel discussions on black writers and women writers and translations.

In addition to these scheduled events during the "Arts Reunion," several exhibits will be on display throughout the week in or near Webb Center and in the Associated Writing Programs office in rooms 214-216 of the Batten Arts and Letters Building. The Book Bus, a traveling display of small press publications from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, N.Y., will make its first appearance at ODU. Parked on the mall in front of Webb Center, the Book Bus will exhibit and sell the books of more than 80 small presses, 30 different literary magazines and numerous records and tapes.

The AWP Book exhibit will display and sell works of AWP members, including those of the AWP board of directors who will be on campus during the week. For more information on exact times, call the AWP headquarters at 489-6504.

The Heritage Society of Tidewater will present an exhibit of photographs and the works of contemporary writers from various countries, and representative posters and paintings. The display will be in Webb Center throughout the week.

The Dream Theatre will present selections of synchronized prose and mime in front of Webb Center periodically during the week. Philip Graham will read his compositions which will be dramatized by a mime ensemble. For additional information on the week-long "Arts Reunion" call Dr. Philip Raisor at 489-6502.

FRANK GLAZER, foremost pianist, lives in Maine. He has performed with leading orchestras worldwide (the New York Philharmonic, Chicago and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras, the Residentie Orchestra of the Hague, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande), and he has played more than thirty-five different concerti. Widely known for the considerable breadth of his repertoire, Mr. Glazer is at ease with compositions from Bach to the contemporary scene.
BLYDEN JACKSON teaches at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Administrator, editor, critic and essayist, Mr. Jackson has written and lectured extensively over the past twenty-five years on black history and literature. He has numerous publications, including the Case for American Negro Literature.
W. D. SNODGRASS is currently the Visiting Writer at Old Dominion University. He is the author of Heart's Needle, After Experience, and The Fuhrer Bunker, as well as the pseudonymous book Remains. In addition to these volumes of poetry, Mr Snodgrass has published a collection of critical essays in Radical Pursuit, and several translations. In 1967 he received a Pulitzer Prize.
ANTHONY HECHT has taught at various colleges and is now at the University of Rochester. He was a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and has been a Guggenheim Fellow twice. His works include A Summoning of Stones, The Seven Deadly Sins: Poems, The Hard Hours, Millions of Strange Shadows, and the translation Seven Against Thebes. In 1968 he received the Pulitzer Prize.
MICHAEL S. HARPER teaches at Brown University, He is the editor of Heartblow: Black Veils, an anthology of black poetry. His own volumes of poetry, include Dear John, Dear Coltraine, Debridgement, Song: I Want a Witness, History as Apple Tree, History is Your Own Heartbeat, Nightmare Begins Responsibility, and Images of Kin. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1976.
MARVIN BELL teaches at the University of Iowa. A Guggenheim Fellow and nominee for the National Book Award . Mr. Bell has published numerous books of poetry: Things We Dreamt We Died For, A Probable Volume of Dreams, The Escape Into You, Stars Which I See, Stars Which I Do not See. He contributes a regular column to The American Poetry Review.
MICHAEL MOTT is the Writer-in-Residence at the College of William and Mary. His works include the novels The Notebooks of Susan Berry and Helmet and Wasps. He has published four books of poetry, children's novels, short stories and articles. Mr. Mott has also published and lectured widely on the Fine Arts.