3rd Annual Literary Festival
3rd  Annual Literary Festival
Old Dominion University
September 29-30; October 1-2, 1980

Al Young

Born in Ocean Springs, Miss., Al Young grew up in the South and Midwest. Educated at the universities of Michigan and California, he has worked as a musician, disc jockey, lab aide, warehouseman, railroad clerk, linguistic consultant, editor, small-press publisher, and screenwriter. He has received half-a-dozen awards and published three books of poems and four novels. With Ishmael Reed he has edited two anthologies. He has also worked on five screenplays. Young's fiction and poetry are widely anthologized and have been translated into four languages. A member of the board of directors of the Associated Writing Programs, he lives near San Francisco with his wife and their young son. [extracted from 1980 brochure]

Al Young's 1980 brochure photo

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