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Poetry jam set April 7 1978

Arts reunion festival begins

September 15

1978

Festival focuses on the arts

September 22

1978

Arts reunion attracts ...

October 6

1978

George Plimpton - the great imposter

October 12

1979

Poet laureate, other distinguished writers ...

September 26

1980

A poet-coordinator's tale September 26 1980
Well-known writers... September 25 1981

Kesey & Ginsberg attract big crowds

October 8

1982

Facts on Fiction

October 7

1983

Social and political concerns ...

September 21

1984

Literary festival promises a variety of ...

September 27

1985

Ninth annual literary festival ...

September 26

1986

Enlightened September 26 1986

Tenth annual literary festival ...

September 25

1987

11th annual literary festival

September 23

1988

Novelist William Styron coming for litfest

September 8

1989

Litfest features 14 acclaimed writers

September 22

1989

A city of words

September 21

1990

Author Author

October 5

1990

14th annual litfest opens October 8

October 4

1991

Thomas Jefferson: Passionate Pilgrim [Alf Mapp] October 4 1991

Poetic Portrait

October 18

1991

Literature in performance

October 9

1992

Litfest will be host ...

September 24

1993

Litfest will kick off international awareness month

September 22

1995

Litfest takes on censorship

October 4

1996

Literary Festival... October 4 1996

Controversial play ...

October

1996

Fest Favorite

October 18

1996

20th annual Literary Festival features ... October (online) 1997
John McPhee and Robert Pinsky ... September 25 1998
Writer in-residence Margaret Gibson ... September 28 (online) 1999
Former Poet Laureate... October 8 1999
ODU News Online: Literary Festival, "A New World," Opens Oct. 2
September 29 2000
ODU News Online: Literary Festival, "A New World," Opens Today
October 2 2000
ODU News Online: C-SPAN on Campus for President's Lecture Series and Literary Festival ... October 2 2000
ODU News Online: Author Tim O'Brien to Speak Tonight as Part of Literary Festival
October 3 2000
ODU News Online: Literary Festival Continues Today with Reading by Pulitzer Prize Winner ...
October 4 2000
ODU News Online: MFA Graduates to Give Readings Today at Literary Festival October 4 2000
ODU News Online: Award-winning Author Ernest Gaines To Speak Oct. 5 for President's Lecture ... October 5 2000
Playwright Edward Albee heads Literary Festival lineup September 21 2001
ODU News Online: Literary Festival Writers Represent Spectrum of Genres September 26 2001
ODU News Online: N.Y. Artist Roberly Bell To Give Gallery Talk on Sunday September 26 2001
ODU News Online: University Theatre Opens Two Albee One-Acts This Weekend September 28 2001
ODU News Online: Pulitzer Prize Winner Edward Albee To Deliver Lecture; University Theatre Produces His Works October 2 2001
ODU News Online: Literary Festival Concludes Today October 2 2001

MACE & CROWN [ODU Student newspaper]

Arts Reunion a milestone

September 25

1978

Arts Reunion a mixed bag

October 2

1978

George Plimpton Star at literary Festival

September 24

1979

Plimpton Captivates his campus audience

October 8

1979

ODU Literary Festival

September 25

1980

Festival October 6 1980

Writers Provide Variety

September 28

1981

Bradley kicks off festival October 8 1981
AWP Head vistis ODU October 12 1981

ODU's fifth annual literary festival is slated ...

September 23

1982

Fifth Literary Festival scheduled to begin this week

October 4

1982

One flew east: Writer Ken Kesey at ODU

October 11

1982

Annual literary festival commences October 3rd

September 26

1983

Sixth annual Literary Festival starts next week

September 28

1983

'Unconscious Process' secret to Beatties's work October 10 1983
Carolyn Forche's poetry is an act of art October 10 1983
Charles Johnson: A man of versatile talents October 10 1983

Literary Festival to host writers October 1-4

September 20

1984

Literary Festival to host variety of talented writers

October 11

1984

ODU hosts Pulitzer Prize winner

October 17

1985

Notable Festival writers return to ODU

October 17

1985

Poets work reflects Asian culture

October 17

1985

Writing attracts outsiders

October 2

1986

Reading flair added at Literary Festival

October 16

1986

Literary Festival celebrates 10th

September 24

1987

Literary festival benefit of ODU expansion
September 29
1988

Authors highlight Literary festival

September 28

1989

Carolyn Forche speaks at Literary Festival

October 12

1989

Dr. Pearson, Literary Festival Bring "City of Words" ... September 27 1990

Literary Festival opens

October 4

1990

Afterthoughts: Field of Dreams: Childhood in suburbia October 3 1991
National figures to visit ODU October 3 1991

Words at play: Time for 15th annual ...

September 29

1992

Review: Who All Killed Cock Robin? October 6 1992

ODU to celebrate 16th annual Literary Festival

September 29

1993

World voice Literary Festival celebrates music, ...

October 3

1995

Literary Festival

October 10

1995

Tony Kushner speaks at Literary Festival
October 15
1996
Literary festival plays to a full house
October 21
1997
LitFest panel addresses the quest for reality..
October 21
1997
Reginald McKnight and Marita Golden...
October 21
1997
Liz Waldner: Recoginizing a crumb...
October 21
1997
Panelists Cornelius Eady and Joy Harjo discuss ...
October 21
1997
21st Annual Literary Festival a "Shocking" Success October 13 1998
Jack Myers Brings History of Language... October 13 1998
U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky... October 13 1998
Tim Seibles: Highlight of the Festival Draws a Crowd October 27 1999
Festival invites Readers to Reflect on the Truth... October 27 1999
'Woodstock for Writers:' 23rd Annual Literary Festival set for Oct. 2-6
September 27 2000
Fame does not change ODU novelist [Sheri Reynolds] (online)
October 6 2000
Gaines brings greatness to lecture series, lit fest October 11 2000
O'Brien's stories are for eternity October 25 2000
Literary Festival Features Writers Representing Spectrum of American Literature

September 25 200l

PORT FOLIO

23rd Festival -- Special Issue 9/26/2000

24th Festival

9/25/2001

The VIRGINIAN-PILOT

ODU Festival to Host Editor of "Bartlett's" 10/01/1990 1081 words
Literary Festival Schedule 10/01/1990 312 words
News Of Books, Authors And Publishers 09/30/1990 1205 words
Literary Festival Set 09/23/1990 124 words

Writers' Shock: Lightning, Not Idea, Hit Author [Gretel Ehrlich]

10/27/1991 620 words
Writing's a Game To `Field Of Dreams' Author 10/04/1991 1590 words
Literary Festival Schedule 10/04/1991 244 words
Books and Authors 08/11/1991 713 words
Books and Authors 07/14/1991 430 words
Literary Arts Fest Opens at ODU 10/04/1992 527 words
ODU Literary Festival Features 11 Writers From Around Country 10/04/1993 709 Words
National Literary Center's Headquarters Will Move From ODU To Fairfax In ... 06/04/1994 457 Words

When Lightning Strikes The Heart (Gretel Erlich)

07/31/1994

900 Words
World-Renowned Poet In Norfolk (Derek Walcott, 1992 Winner Of The Nobel Prize For Literature) 10/03/1994 268 Words
Writer Speaks Out Against Silencing Of Women (Ninotchka Rosca) 10/05/1995 645 Words
Let Us Dance Before We Talk Of Differences (18th Annual Literary Festival) 10/07/1995 552 Words
Festival Celebrates Books That Others Would Ban 09/15/1996 585 Words
ODU Book Festival Focuses On Censorship 10/06/1996 571 Words
Meet Pulitzer-Winning Playwright (Tony Kushner) 10/09/1996 949 Words
"Angels'' Comes To Norfolk When Old Dominion University Theater Opens ... 10/09/1996 941 Words
Poet Tells Of Combatting Censorship (Denise Duhamel) 10/12/1996 660 Words
Chicano Activist Speaks Of Oppression Poet's Words Ring True At .... 10/12/1996 559 Words
Many Fall Cultural Events Are Cheap Or Even Free 09/06/1997 861 Words
Author Fights Prejudice - With The Pen (Melissa Fay Greene) 10/12/1997 723 Words

Old Dominion University Literary Festival

10/12/1997 646 Words
Mcphee Has Earned His Rock-Solid Writing Reputation 10/05/1998 873 Words

ODU Festival Draws Leading Writers

10/05/1998

369 Words

Hampton Roads

10/06/1998

1129 Words

Poetically Pinsky America's Largely Unknown Laureate Visits ODU Festival

10/07/1998 580 Words

Filipino Poet Cuts Through Bureaucratic Delay, Comes To ODU

10/08/1998

527 Words
Poet Rita Dove Among Writers Coming To Odu Literary Festival 09/04/1999 396 Words
ODU Literary Festival Offers Prose, Poetry, Spirited Souls 10/14/1999 1143 Words
Michael Pearson 04/02/2000 573 Words
"I came with my heart": The photography of Paula Allen The Women of .... 9/28/2000 1129 words
Ernest Gaines "Lesson Before Dying" author to speak at ODU festival 10/04/2000 981 words
Who's Afraid of Edward Albee? ; Before His Talks, ODU Will Produce Two of His Plays 10/01/2001  
A Passion for Poetry ; ODU President Puts Bureaucracy Aside to Read Several of Her Poems at Festival 10/01/2001