the amateur's amateur, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet W. 0. Snodgrass,
and Norfolk's two NationaI Book Award winners are among the authors,
poets, critics, editors, and agents who will speak at the second
annual Old Dominion University Literary Festival Oct. 1-4.
the ODU Community Arts Program and the Department of English, the
festival will begin with a poetry reading by Snodgrass at 8 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 1, in the Arts and Letters auditorium.
include: Katherine Paterson lecturing and reading from her works
at 2 p.m. Tues., Oct. 2, in Webb Center 148-150.
a Norfolk native, is a two-time winner of the National Book Award
for children's literature.
by Mary Lee Settle, author of "Blood Tie" and recipient of
the 1978 National Book Award for fiction, at 8 p.m. Tues., Oct.
2, in the Arts and Letters auditorium.
by Ted Solotaroff of writing and editing at 10 a.m. Wed., Oct. 3,
Webb Center 148-150. Solotaroff is senior editor at Bantam Books.
and former editor of the New. American Review and "The Best American
Short Stories 1978."
Among the Pros," a lecture by author and career amateur George Plimpton
at 12:30 p.m.
3, in the field house. Plimpton, editor-in-chief of Paris Review
and author of numerous popular non-fiction works, appears courtesy
of the Activities Programming Board.
the Agent, the Editor, the Reviewer," a discussion by literary
agent Ray Lincoln, and reviewer Kathryn Morton, Solotaroff and Settle
at 2 p.m. Wed., Oct. 3, Webb Center 148-150.
by PhilIp F. O' Connor, author of two collections of short stories
and "Stealing Home," a summer 1979 Book-of-the-Month-Club alternate,
at 8 p.m. Wed., Oct. 3, in the Arts and Letters auditorium.
and Poetry" a discussion with readings by Allen Wier, author
of "Blanco" and "Things About to Disappear," and Dave Smith,
a native of Portsmouth and author of seven volumes of poetry, at
2 p.m. Oct. 4, Webb Center 148-150.
by Oars Wier, author of "Blood, Hook and Eye," and William Matthews,
president of the Associated Writing Programs and author of eight
collections of poetry, at 8 p.rn. Thurs., Oct. 4 Webb Center 148-150.
For more information
on the festival, call Tony Ardizzone, assistant professor of English,