day of the Literary Festival ended with readings from guest
author Lee Zacharias and ODU Professor Bruce Weigl Wednesday
night at Kaufman Hall Auditorium. The auditorium was packed
with students sitting on the floor and stage to listen as
Zacharias read from her soon to be published novel Lessons
The reading was delivered in fine style and was well received
by the audience. Lessons has been selected as a Book-of-the-Month
Club alternate and a con densed version will appear in the
Novem ber issue of Redbook. The book is slated to be published
novel is about a bright high spirited coed who survives the
problems and trauma of college life by marrying her music
theory professor who is twenty years her senior. Zacharias'
work has been described as funny, tragic, sassy and lyrical;
it must be added that Lessons is scorchingly explicit in its
dealings with contemporary life.
to Lesssons Zacharias has published a collection of short
stories titled He/ping Muriel Make it Through the Night printed
by Louisiana State University Press.
hails from Chicago and teaches at the University of North
Carolina in Greensboro. She has also taught at Princeton University.
to teaching and writing, Zacharias is President of the Associated
Writing Programs (AWP) and Editor of the semi-annual Greensboro