1st Annual Literary Festival
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Unews, Friday, Sept. 22, 1978
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Festival focuses on the arts

A full-week of performances, dialogue and experiment designed to approach the problem of restoring literature, art, music, drama and dance to their proper and historic integration as related arts begins Monday, Sept, 25. All events are open to the public without charge.

The first "Arts Reunion" to run through Friday, Sept. 29, 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.

A variety of events and activities will highlight this annual festival.

There will be readings by Pulitzer Prize winning poets W. D. Snodgrass and Anthony Hecht; readings by mem-

bers of the board of directors of the Associated Writing Programs (AWP); readings by students; music, poetry and dramatic performances; workshops on poetry, fiction, and nonfiction; panel discussions on black women writers; and translations.

In addition to these scheduled events, several exhibits will be on display throughout the week in or near Webb Center and in the AWP office in rooms 214-216 of the Batten Arts and Letters Building.

For a schedule of events and activities see the Calendar of Events on page 7, or call Dr. Philip Raisor, Director of graduate studies in English, at 489-6502.