6th Annual Literary Festival
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Courier, Oct. 7, 1983, page 1

Facts on Fiction
Writer Ann Beattie opens the sixth annual ODU Literary Festival with readings from some of her works, including "The Burning House," a collection of short stories which was named one of the 12 best books in 1982. The festival, which ran Oct. 3-6, also featured authorWilliam Least Heat-Moon, screenwriter Charles Johnson, Poets Diane Ackerman and Carolyn Forche, and editor Fran McCullogh.