2nd Annual Literary Festival
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The Mace & Crown, Sept. 24, 1979, page 3
George Plimpton stars at literary festival

George Plimpton, 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.

Sponsored by 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.

Other events include: Katherine Paterson lecturing and reading from her works at 2 p.m. Tues., Oct. 2, in Webb Center 148-150.

Paterson, a Norfolk native, is a two-time winner of the National Book Award for children's literature.

Fiction reading 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.

A discussion 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."

"An Amateur Among the Pros," a lecture by author and career amateur George Plimpton at 12:30 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 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 Writer, 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.

Fiction reading 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.

"On Fiction 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.

Poetry reading 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, at 440-3995.