Annual Literary Festival
Old Dominion University
October 5-8, 1981
Bruce Weigl is the most recent addition to ODU's Department of English creative writing faculty, and Wednesday evening will mark his first public reading in the Tidewater area. Weigl's published works include two chapbooks, Executioner and Like a Sack Full of Old Quarrels, and a full-length collection of poetry, A Romance, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Shifting between Vietnam and America, A Romance takes the reader on a journey that one reviewer called "as perilous and difficult as any undertaken by the heroes of ancient romance," one that "unites personal experience with a vision of universal and timeless truths."
Weigl comes to Old Dominion from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he directed their creative writing program. [extracted from 1981 brochure]