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26th Annual Literary Festival -- Old Dominion University
Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, 2003


Rhoda Stamell

Rhoda Stamell had been a teacher for over 30 years when she won the Frances Shaw Older Woman's Writing Award, sponsored by Ragdale Foundation in 1996. The next year she retired from teaching English in urban high schools and community colleges. Stamell has attended Ragdale Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, MacDowell Colony, Blue Mountain Colony, Byrdcliffe and Vermont Studio Center. She has written three novels and several novellas. Her short stories have appeared in The Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, and the upcoming anthology What Are You Looking At? (Harcourt Brace 2003). Currently, she is an adjunct professor of literature, composition and creative writing at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Mich.

[extracted from 2003 brochure]

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