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Old Dominion University Literary Festival

Scope and Contents - Chronology - Series Descriptions - Access - Container Listing

Historical Sketch

In April 1978, the English Department held a Poetry Jam, featuring Richard Wilbur, W. D. Snodgrass, and Dave Smith. The success of the Poetry Jam and "the recent explosion of community interest in the literary, visual, and performing arts" in Hampton Roads, led to the First Annual Literary Festival. It was called "The Arts Reunion," and it coincided with the arrival of the Associated Writing Programs' national headquarters, the birth of ODU's creative writing program, and the establishment of a Distinguished Visiting Writer position (W. D. Snodgrass was our first). It was a heady time.

The enthusiasm has continued, sustained by ever-increasing university and community support. Each October the Hampton Roads, as well as the University, calendar reminds us that for about a week our area will be home to such writers as Robert Pinsky, Rita Dove, John McPhee, William Styron, Ann Beattie, Charles Johnson, Derek Walcott, and Gwendolyn Brooks.

The diversity of readers, panels, workshops, and community involvement is one of the Festival hallmarks. Every two years the Festival is redesigned by a different English department member. The themes change from year to year. Major writers, cultural diversity, international perspectives, and numerous other approaches have surprised increasingly sophisticated audiences.

Over the years, students from Old Dominion University, surrounding campuses, and high schools have been encouraged to attend the literary events. Few, around the country, have an opportunity to hear and mingle with so many major and aspiring writers. Since Hampton Roads is a "reader friendly" environment, the Festival has consistently attracted patrons of bookstores, libraries, museums, and arts events.

Many of the events have been recorded. Brochures and posters (provided by the University Publications Department), news articles, interviews, and reviews are now housed in the University Archives of the University's Perry Library. Future material will also be collected there.

Because of the importance of this annual event to the university and the community, the Library and English Department have collaborated to preserve and exhibit Festival materials through the Literary Festival Digital Project.

-- Phil Raisor (English Department) and Karen Vaughan (Library)

Chronology:

Poetry Jam, April 1978
First Annual Arts Reunion, September 25-29, 1978
Second Annual Literary Festival, October 1-4, 1979
Third Annual Literary Festival, September 29 - October 1, 1980
Fourth Annual Literary Festival, October 5-8, 1981
Fifth Annual Literary Festival, October 4-7, 1982
Sixth Annual Literary Festival, October 3-6, 1983
Seventh Annual Literary Festival, October 1-4, 1984
Eighth Annual Literary Festival, October 7-10, 1985
Ninth Annual Literary Festival, October 6-9, 1986
Tenth Annual Literary Festival, October 4-8, 1987
Eleventh Annual Literary Festival, October 3-6, 1988
Twelfth Annual Literary Festival, October 2-5, 1989
Thirteenth Annual Literary Festival: "City of Words," October 2-4, 1990
Fourteenth Annual Literary Festival: "Between the Lines. Fact or Fiction." October 8-10, 1991
Fifteenth Annual Literary Festival: "Words at Play," October 4-8, 1992
Sixteenth Annual Literary Festival, October 4-7, 1993
Seventeenth Annual Literary Festival: "Cultural Equities," October 3-6, 1994
Eighteenth Annual Literary Festival: "World Voice," October 3-5, 1995
Nineteenth Annual Literary Festival: "Forbidden Passage," October 10-15, 1996
Twentieth Annual Literary Festival: "Fierce Minds at Work," October 14-17, 1997
Twenty-first Annual Literary Festival: "Electric Voice. Coming of Age," October 6-9, 1998
Twenty-second Annual Literary Festival: "The Spirit of the Word," October 11-15, 1999
Twenty-third Annual Literary Festival: "A New World," October 2-6, 2000
Twenty-fourth Annual Literary Festival: "Magic, Vision, & Transformation," October 1-5, 2001
Twenty-fifth Annual Literary Festival: "The Creative Moment," September 30 - October 5, 2002
Twenty-sixth Annual Literary Festival: "Sounds that Mean," September 29-October 3, 2003

Scope and Contents

This collection contains material from the Poetry Jam and first Literary Festival in 1978 and chronicles the annual Literary Festival onwards to the present day. Additional material is added yearly. Materials consist of original and digitized brochures, flyers, and promotional documents; schedules; news clippings; photos; and original and digitized video, as available.

Series Descriptions

The collection is sorted first by media type (i.e., printed materials, original video recordings, and digitized video) and then chronologically by year, date, and time.

Series I: Brochures, Clippings, and Memorabilia

Sub-series A: Printed Material. Includes brochures and pamphlets, flyers, news clippings, metadata sheets for digitized materials, and other such printed materials.

Sub-series B: Digitized Brochures and Photos on CD's. Digitized brochures and photos in tiff and jpeg format stored on compact discs.

Series II: Video Tapes

Sub-series A: 3/4-inch U-Matic videocassettes. The original video from the 1st Annual Arts Reunion in 1978 was recorded on 3/4-inch U-Matic videocassettes. This sub-series is comprised of 10 of these tapes that have also been transferred to VHS tapes.

Sub-series B: VHS-C Tapes. The 23rd, 24th, and 26th Annual Literary Festivals were recorded in full or in part on VHS-C tapes. This sub-series may be appended, should future festivals be recorded in this format.

Sub-series C: VHS Tapes. Video from many of the Literary Festivals has been recorded in VHS format - either originally or the video has been migrated to this media format. There are notable gaps as not all Festivals were recorded; not all speakers were recorded for Festivals that were video taped; and some years were recorded using a different media type and not VHS. This sub-series may be appended, should future festivals be recorded in this format.

Series III: Digitized Video

Sub-series A: Compact Discs (CD's). Compact discs are the most common storage method for digitized video from the Festivals. As such, there are compact discs for virtually every year of the festival that were recorded. This sub-series may be appended, should digitized video from future festivals be stored in this media format.

Sub-series B: DVD’s. This series contains backup DVD’s of the material stored on compact disc in Sub-series A.

Sub-series C: Other Media. While most digitized video is stored on compact discs, video from the 22nd Festival is stored on a Jazz disc. This year's video consists of the Rita Dove Final Event with Philip Raisor, Mike Pearson, and Gary Short. The original date of recording is October 15, 1999. It was migrated to a digital format on March 1, 2000.

Series IV: Oversize

Sub-series A: Oversize News Clippings. This sub-series contains oversize newspaper clippings about the ODU Literary festival from the Portfolio, the Virginian Pilot, the Mace and Crown, and the Courier. All of these articles are from 2000 and later.

Sub-series B: Oversize Posters. This sub-series contains oversize promotional posters for a couple of the festivals.

Related Materials:

For further reference, please visit the Annual Literary Festival website at: http://www.lib.odu.edu/litfest/
This website contains digitized video, schedules, and additional information on Literary Festival speakers and directors.

Literary Festival display materials from a University Library display may be found in the Library Exhibit Archives in the Perry Library Special Collections.

Provenance

Original materials were donated by Philip Raisor. Additional materials were donated by James McNally, Michael Pearson, Tim Seibles, and other members of the ODU English Department. Materials are donated annually by the ODU Literary Festival committee and the ODU English Department.

Access

The materials in the literary festival collection are available for use in research, teaching, and private study. For these purposes, you may link to or use materials from the Literary Festival website without prior permission, on the condition that you provide a citation to the original source (Old Dominion University Libraries, Annual Literary Festival Web site: http://www.lib.odu.edu/litfest).

The materials may not be altered or amended in any way. If you wish to use these materials for anything other than "fair use", we require that you contact the University Librarian in advance.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of Item], ODU Literary Festival Collection, [Box number], [Folder or Item number], Special Collections, Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.

Size

5.7 Linear Feet. 1 box, 1 Hollinger Flip-top box, 1 Hollinger VHS-C box, 6 Hollinger VHS boxes, 7 Hollinger CD boxes.

Container Listing

Series I: Brochures, Clippings, and Memorabilia

Sub-series A: Printed Material

Box 1

Folder 1: Brochures, 1978-79
Folder 2: Brochures, 1980-84
Folder 3: Brochures, 1985-89
Folder 4: Brochures, 1990-94
Folder 5: Brochures, 1995-99
Folder 6: Brochures, 2000-04
Folder 7: Brochures, 2005-2009
Folder 8: Brochures, 2010-
Folder 9: Drawing 10/9/91
Folder 10: Flyers
Folder 11: Metadata for Digitized Brochures and Photos
Folder 12: Metadata for Digitized Video: 1st, 15th, and 18th Festivals
Folder 13: Metadata for Digitized Video: 20th - 25th Festivals
Folder 14: Metadata for Digitized Video: 26th - Festivals
Folder 15: News clippings, W. d. Snodgrass, 1977-1978
Folder 16: News clippings, 1979, 1980
Folder 17: News clippings - 15th Annual Literary Festival, 1992
Folder 18: Poetry Jam, April 1978 (I)
Folder 19: Poetry Jam, April 1978 (II)
Folder 20: Poetry Jam, April 1979
Folder 21: Miscellaneous

Sub-series B: Digitized Brochures and Photos on CD's

Box 2

CD 1: Literary Festival Photos
CD 2: Brochures of 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
CD 3: Brochures of 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
CD 4: Brochures of 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991
CD 5: Brochures of 1992, 1993, 1994
CD 6: 1995-98
CD 7: 1999, 22nd Litfest brochure tiffs
CD 8: 2000, 23rd Litfest brochure, and photo tiffs, and author jpgs
CD 9: 2001, 24th Litfest brochure, photo, and author tiffs

Series II: Video Tapes

Sub-series A: 3/4 inch U-Matic videocassettes

Box 3

1st Annual Arts Reunion, 1978

U-Matic: 1 of 10: Anthony Hecht. Reading. September 25, 1978. 7:30pm.
U-Matic: 2 of 10: The Woman's Voice. Nancy Bazin, Linda Mizejewski, and Debra Bruce. September 26, 1978. 12:30pm.
U-Matic: 3 of 10: Translation Performance. Stelan Grunwald, Regula Meier, Abbot Sax, Benjamin Clymer. September 27, 1978. 12pm.
U-Matic: 4 of 10: Readings by W. d. Snodgrass. And "The Fuhrer Banker" staged by Paul Dicklin. September 27, 1978. 8pm. (Part 1)
U-Matic: 5 of 10: Readings by W. d. Snodgrass. And "The Fuhrer Banker" staged by Paul Dicklin. September 27, 1978. 8pm. (Part 1 - repair tape)
U-Matic: 6 of 10: Readings by W. d. Snodgrass. And "The Fuhrer Banker" staged by Paul Dicklin. September 27, 1978. 8pm. (Part 2)
U-Matic: 7 of 10: AWP Reading: Marvin Bell, Ellen Voigt, David Madden. September 28, 1978. 8pm.
U-Matic: 8 of 10: Jazz/Poetry Performance. Martin Pachey Quartet. September 29, 1978. 12pm.
U-Matic: 9 of 10: The Final Reunion, Now and Then AWP Reading: Daniel Halpern, Charles Wright and Intermission. September 29, 1978. 7:30pm. (Part 1)
U-Matic: 10 of 10: The Final Reunion, Now and Then AWP Reading: Daniel Halpern, Charles Wright and Intermission. September 29, 1978. 7:30pm. (Part 2)

Sub-series B: VHS-C Tapes

Box 4

23rd Annual Literary Festival, 2000

VHS-C: 1 of 1: MFA Faculty Reading. Luisa Igloria, Michael Pearson, Janet Peery, Sheri Reynolds, Tim Seibles, and Gary Short. October 6, 2000. 4pm.

24th Annual Literary Festival, 2001

VHS-C: 1 of 8: Roberly Bell. "Literary Festival Preview". September 30, 2001. 2:30pm. And Terry Perrel, Temple West, and Tom Yuill "Graduates of ODU's MFA program". October 1, 2001. 4pm.
VHS-C: 2 of 8: Roseann Runte. October 1, 2001. 8pm.
VHS-C: 3 of 8: Agymah Kamau. October 2, 2001. 2pm. And Tom Yuill continued from October 1, 2001. 4pm.
VHS-C: 4 of 8: Sheryl St. Germain. October 2, 2001. 4pm.
VHS-C: 5 of 8: Eugene Gloria. October 3, 2001. 4pm.
VHS-C: 6 of 8: Joseph Skibell. October 4, 2001. 4pm.
VHS-C: 7 of 8: Greg Bottoms. October 5, 2001. 2pm.
VHS-C: 8 of 8: Karen McElmurray. October 5, 2001. 4pm.

26th Annual Literary Festival

VHS-C: 1 of 6: Rhoda Stamell. September 30, 2003. 2pm.
VHS-C: 2 of 6: Jamie Callan. September 30, 2003. 8pm.
VHS-C: 3 of 6: Paul Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid. October 1, 2003. 12pm.
VHS-C: 4 of 6: Rick Skwiot. October 2, 2003. 10am.
VHS-C: 5 of 6: Marilyn Chin. October 3, 2003. 11am.
VHS-C: 6 of 6: Peter Meinke. October 3, 2003. 3pm.

Sub-series C: VHS Tapes

Box 5

1st Annual Arts Reunion, 1978

VHS: 1 of 10: Anthony Hecht. Reading. September 25, 1978. 7:30pm.
VHS: 2 of 10: The Woman's Voice. Nancy Bazin, Linda Mizejewski, and Debra Bruce. September 26, 1978. 12:30pm.
VHS: 3 of 10: Translation Performance. Stelan Grunwald, Regula Meier, Abbot Sax, and Benjamin Clymer. September 27, 1978. 12pm.
VHS: 4 of 10: Readings by W.D. Snodgrass. And "The Fuhrer Banker" staged by Paul Dicklin. September 27, 1978. 8pm. (Part 1)
VHS: 5 of 10: Readings by W.D. Snodgrass. And "The Fuhrer Banker" staged by Paul Dicklin. September 27, 1978. 8pm. (Part 1 - repair tape)
VHS: 6 of 10: Readings by W.D. Snodgrass. And "The Fuhrer Banker" staged by Paul Dicklin. September 27, 1978. 8pm. (Part 2)
VHS: 7 of 10: AWP Reading: Marvin Bell, Ellen Voigt, David Madden. September 28, 1978. 8pm.
VHS: 8 of 10: Jazz/Poetry Performance. Martin Pachey Quartet. September 29, 1978. 12pm.
VHS: 9 of 10: The Final Reunion, Now and Then AWP Reading: Daniel Halpern, Charles Wright and Intermission. September 29, 1978. 7:30pm. (Part 1)
VHS: 10 of 10: The Final Reunion, Now and Then AWP Reading: Daniel Halpern, Charles Wright and Intermission. September 29, 1978. 7:30pm. (Part 2)

15th Annual Literary Festival, 1992

VHS: 1 of 5: "Who All Killed Cock Robin?" A play by William Patrick. Adapted by W.D. Snodgrass and DeLoss McGraw. October 4, 1992. 7:30pm.
VHS: 2 of 5: Words at Play: A Panel Performance on Childhood and Literature. Jean Fritz, Jay O'Callahan, W.D. Snodgrass, Fred Chappell, and Kathryn Morton. October 6, 1992. 11am.

Box 6

VHS: 3 of 5: A Staged Reading of Reverse Thunder: A Dramatic Poem by Diane Ackerman. And Paul West: Fiction Reading from The women of Whitechapel and Jack the Ripper. October 6, 1992. 7:30pm.
VHS: 4 of 5: W.D. Snodgrass & Kathy Snodgrass: Poetry Reading and Slideshow from W.D.'s Midnight Carnival. And Jay O'Callahan: The Art of Storytelling. October 7, 1992. 11am.
VHS: 5 of 5: Charles Johnson: Fiction Reading. And John Toomey: Original Jazz Performance. October 8, 1992. 7:30pm.

18th Annual Literary Festival, 1995

VHS: 1 of 6: Intro by M. Evelina Galang. Synthesis Motion Theater. Fiction Reading by Fiona Cheong. October 3, 1995. 11am. And Poetry Reading by Quraysh Ali. October 3, 1995. 1pm.
VHS: 2 of 6: Panel Discussion: "When Political Struggle in Literature Stops Being Literature. Dana Heller, Agha Shahid Ali, Quraysh Ali, Eavan Boland. October 3, 1995. 3pm.
VHS: 3 of 6: Melody Ruffin Ward and Elbert Watson: Dance: "Hymn for the Fainthearted". October 3, 1995. 7:45pm. Poetry Reading by Eavan Boland. October 3, 1995. 8pm. Poetry Reading by Tim Seibles. October 4, 1995. 11am.
VHS: 4 of 6: Poetry Reading by Agha Shahid Ali. October 4, 1995. 3pm. Music: Agnes Fuller "Song to the Moon". October 4, 1995. 7:45pm. Fiction Reading by Ninotchka Rosca. October 4, 1995. 8pm
VHS: 5 of 6: Poetry Reading by Mary Crow. October 5, 1995. 11am. "Silencing of Women: Direct and Indirect Censorship," Ninotchka Rosca. October 5, 1995. 3pm.
VHS: 6 of 6: Welcoming and Thanks by M. Evelina Galang. Illocano Dance Troupe. October 5, 1995. 7:45pm. Fiction Reading by Ariel Dorfman. October 5, 1995. 8pm.

20th Annual Literary Festival, 1997

VHS: 1 of 9: Cornelius Eady. Poetry. October 14, 1997. 10am.
VHS: 2 of 9: Panel Discussion: The Inner Mounting Flame: Self, Culture, and Witness. Cornelius Eady and Joy Harjo. October 14, 1997. 1:30pm.
VHS: 3 of 9: Melissa Fay Greene. Non-Fiction. October 14, 1997. 3pm.

Box 7

VHS: 4 of 9: Mike D'Orso: Journalism and Non-fiction. 10am. And Poetry Reading by Liz Waldner. October 15, 1997. 2pm.
VHS: 5 of 9: Panel Discussion: What Kind of Fire: Three Genres, Three Truths? Liz Waldner, Reginald McKnight, and Melissa Fay Greene. October 15, 1997. 3:30pm. And Fiction Reading by Reginald McKnight. October 15, 1997. 7:30pm.
VHS: 6 of 9: A Conversation with Martin Espada: Race, Culture, Rage and Compassion. October 16, 1997. 2pm.
VHS: 7 of 9: Martin Espada. Poetry Reading. October 16, 1997. 8pm. And Poetry Reading by Marita Golden. October 17, 1997. 10am.
VHS: 8 of 9: "Fiction" by Richard Hell. October 17, 1997. 2pm. And Panel Discussion "Friction: The Rub Between Fiction and Non-Fiction." Richard Hell, Gay Talese, Mike D'Orso, Louise Redd. October 17, 1997. 3:30pm.
VHS: 9 of 9: Gay Telese. Recital. October 17, 1997. 8pm.

21st Annual Literary Festival, 1998

VHS: 1 of 11: Tony Grooms. Fiction and Poetry. October 6, 1998. 2pm. And Jane Bernstein. Non-fiction. October 6, 1998. 3:30pm.
VHS: 2 of 11: Robert Pinsky. October 6, 1998. 8pm.
VHS: 3 of 11: Jacqueline Woodson. Fiction. October 7, 1998. 10am.
VHS: 4 of 11: Jack Myers. Poetry. October 7, 1998. 2pm. And Panel Discussion "Saying What You Mean: The Art of Honesty." Jack Myers and Jacqueline Woodson. October 7, 1998. 3:30pm.
VHS: 5 of 11: Nicole Brossard. Poetry, Fiction, and Non-fiction. October 7, 1998. 8pm.
VHS: 6 of 11: Scott Cairns. Poetry. And "Open Mike". October 8, 1998. 10am.

Box 8

VHS: 7 of 11: Tony Hoagland. Poetry. October 8, 1998. 2pm. And Panel Discussion "A New Dialogue: Asian and Asian-American Writers in America." Li-Young Lee and Maria Luisa Carino. October 8, 1998. 3:30pm.
VHS: 8 of 11: Li-Young Lee. Poetry. October 8, 1998. 8pm.
VHS: 9 of 11: Panel Discussion "Who Do You Believe? Three Genres, Three Takes?" Tony Hoagland, Sena Naslund, and Michael Pearson. October 9, 1998. 10am.
VHS: 10 of 11: Sena Naslund. Fiction. October 9, 1998. 2pm.
VHS: 11 of 11: John McPhee. Non-fiction. October 9, 1998. 8pm.

22nd Annual Literary Festival, 1999

VHS: 1 of 1: Rita Dove Final Event (with Philip Raisor, Mike Pearson, Gary Short). October 15, 1999. 8pm. Transcribed March 1, 2000.

23rd Annual Literary Festival, 2000

VHS: 1 of 2: Tim O'Brien. October 3, 2000. 8pm.
VHS: 2 of 2: MFA Faculty Reading. Luisa Igloria, Michael Pearson, Janet Peery, Sheri Reynolds, Tim Seibles, and Gary Short. October 6, 2000. 4pm.

24th Annual Literary Festival, 2001

VHS: 1 of 3: Holly Hughes. October 2, 2001. 8pm.
VHS: 2 of 3: Margorie Agosin. October 2, 2001. 8pm.
VHS: 3 of 3: Dorothy Allison. October 5, 2001. 8pm.

25th Annual Literary Festival, 2002

Box 9

VHS: 1 of 15: The Breathing Word: Promotional Video for the Annual Literary Festival 2002. August 2002.
VHS: 2 of 15: Writing Women's Voices. Debra Bruce and Lenore Hart. September 30, 2002. 2pm.
VHS: 3 of 15: The Round Square: Readings in a Fluid Box. Luisa Igloria, Michael Pearson, Janet Peery, Sheri Reynolds, Tim Seibles, and Brian Silberman. September 30, 2002. 8pm.
VHS: 4 of 15: Poem as Community, Community as Poem. Universes - Gamel Abdel Chasten, Lemon, Flaco Navaja, Steven Sapp, and Mildred Ruiz. October 1, 2002. 12:30pm.
VHS: 5 of 15: Readings Across the Color Lines. Wanda Coleman and Gregory H. Williams. October 1, 2002. 8pm.
VHS: 6 of 15: Creative Non-fiction. The Prismatic Genre. David Fenza, Philip Gerard, and Valerie Miner. October 2, 2002. 11am.
VHS: 7 of 15: An Association of Readers. Allison Joseph, Pablo Medina, and Mark Winegardner. October 2, 2002. 2pm.
VHS: 8 of 15: An Evening of Translation and Performance. W.D. Snodgrass, Steve Kelley, Frederick Lubich, Marilyn Marloff, Agnes Mobley-Wynne, Peter Schulman, and Lee Teply. October 2, 2002. 8pm.
VHS: 9 of 15: Re-reading the Literary Festival. Evelina Galang, William B. Patrick, Peggy Shumaker, and Wayne Ude. October 3, 2002. 11am.
VHS: 10 of 15: Forging the Individual Mind. Mark Doty. October 3, 2002. 2pm.
VHS: 11 of 15: President's Lecture Series. Susan Sontag. October 3, 2002. 8pm.
VHS: 12 of 15: Given that the Painter is a Poet, the Poet a Painter. Mark Doty, W.D. Snodgrass, Donald Roller Wilson, and Linda McGreevy. October 4, 2002. 11am.
VHS: 13 of 15: Reinventing Nature. Barbara Hurd, Robert Richardson, Marjorie Sandor, and Tom Robotham. October 4, 2002. 2pm.

Box 10

VHS: 14 of 15: Virginia Deep in the Bones. R.H.W. Dillard, George Garrett, Henry Taylor, and Ellen Bryant Voigt. October 4, 2002. 8pm.
VHS: 15 of 15: A Final Celebration. Stephen Dunn. October 5, 2002. 8pm.

Series III: Digitized Video

Sub-series A: Compact Discs (CD's)

Box 11

1st Annual Arts Reunion, 1978

CD: 1 of 8: An Interview with W.D. Snodgrass by Michael McLane. January 24, 1979.
CD: 2 of 8: Reading by Anthony Hecht. January 25, 1978. 7:30pm.
CD: 3 of 8: Reading the Women's Voice. Nancy Bazin, Linda Mizejewski, and Debra Bruce. September 26, 1978. 12:30pm; AWP Reading. Marvin Bell, Ellen Voigt, & David Madden. September 28, 1978. 8pm.
CD: 4 of 8: Reading by W.D. Snodgrass. September 27, 1978. 8pm.
CD: 5 of 8: Translation Performance. Stelan Grunwald, Regula Meier, Abbot Sax, Benjamin Clymer, and Hope Mihalap. September 27, 1978. 12pm; AWP Reading: Ellen Voigt. September 28, 1978. 8pm.
CD: 6 of 8: AWP Reading. Marvin Bell, Ellen Voigt, and David Madden. September 28, 1978. 8pm; The Final Reunion: Now and Then. Charles Wright. September 29, 1978. 7:30pm.
CD: 7 of 8: Jazz / Poetry Performance. Martin Pachey Quartet. September 29, 1978. 12pm.
CD: 8 of 8: Reading by Anthony Hecht. September 25, 1978. 7:30pm; AWP Reading. William Matthews. September 27, 1978. 2pm; Poetry Quartet. September 29, 1978. 7:30pm; The Final Reunion: Now and Then. Daniel Halpern. September 29, 1978. 7:30pm.

15th Annual Literary Festival, 1992

CD: 1 of 16: "Who All Killed Cock Robin?" Play by William Patrick. Adapted by W.D. Snodgrass and DeLoss McGraw. October 4, 1992. 7:30pm. (Part 1)
CD: 2 of 16: "Who All Killed Cock Robin?" Play by William Patrick. Adapted by W.D. Snodgrass and DeLoss McGraw. October 4, 1992. 7:30pm. (Part 2)
CD: 3 of 16: "Who All Killed Cock Robin?" Play by William Patrick. Adapted by W.D. Snodgrass and DeLoss McGraw. October 4, 1992. 7:30pm. (Part 3)
CD: 4 of 16: Words at Play: A Panel Performance on Childhood and Literature. Jean Fritz, Jay O'Callahan, W.D. Snodgrass, Fred Chappell, and Kathryn Morton. October 6, 1992. 11am. (Part 1)
CD: 5 of 16: Words at Play: A Panel Performance on Childhood and Literature. Jean Fritz, Jay O'Callahan, W.D. Snodgrass, Fred Chappell, and Kathryn Morton. October 6, 1992. 11am. (Part 2)
CD: 6 of 16: Words at Play: A Panel Performance on Childhood and Literature. Jean Fritz, Jay O'Callahan, W.D. Snodgrass, Fred Chappell, and Kathryn Morton. October 6, 1992. 11am. (Part 3)
CD: 7 of 16: Words at Play: A Panel Performance on Childhood and Literature. Jean Fritz, Jay O'Callahan, W.D. Snodgrass, Fred Chappell, and Kathryn Morton. October 6, 1992. 11am. (Part 4)
CD: 8 of 16: A Staged Reading of Reverse Thunder: A Dramatic Poem by Diane Ackerman. October 6, 1992. 7:30pm. (Part 1)
CD: 9 of 16: A Staged Reading of Reverse Thunder: A Dramatic Poem by Diane Ackerman. October 6, 1992. 7:30pm. (Part 2)
CD: 10 of 16: A Staged Reading of Reverse Thunder: A Dramatic Poem by Diane Ackerman. October 6, 1992. 7:30pm. (Part 3)
CD: 11 of 16: Paul West: Fiction Reading from The women of Whitechapel and Jack the Ripper. October 6, 1992. 7:30pm.
CD: 12 of 16: W.D. Snodgrass & Kathy Snodgrass: Poetry Reading and Slideshow from W.D.'s Midnight Carnival. October 7, 1992. 11am.
CD: 13 of 16: Jay O'Callahan: The Art of Storytelling. October 7, 1992. 7:30pm.
CD: 14 of 16: Charles Johnson: Fiction Reading. October 8, 1992. 7:30pm. (Part 1)
CD: 15 of 16: Charles Johnson: Fiction Reading. October 8, 1992. 7:30pm. (Part 2)
CD: 16 of 16: John Toomey: Original Jazz Performance. October 8, 1992. 7:30pm.

18th Annual Literary Festival, 1995

CD: 1 of 15: Synthesis Motion Theater. Introduction by Evelina Galang. October 3, 1995. 11a.
CD: 2 of 15: Fiona Cheong. Fiction. October 3, 1995. 11am.
CD: 3 of 15: Quraysh Ali. Poetry. October 3, 1995. 1pm.
CD: 4 of 15: When Political Struggle in Literature Stops Being Literature. Dana Heller, Agha Shahid Ali, Quaraysh Ali, and Evan Boland. October 3, 1995. 3pm. (Part 1)
CD: 5 of 15: When Political Struggle in Literature Stops Being Literature. Dana Heller, Agha Shahid Ali, Quaraysh Ali, and Evan Boland. October 3, 1995. 3pm. (Part 2)

Box 12

CD: 6 of 15: "Hymn for the Fainthearted" dance and Poetry by Evan Boland. October 3, 1995. 7:45pm.
CD: 7 of 15: Tim Seibles. Poetry. October 4, 1995. 11am.
CD: 8 of 15: Agha Shahid Ali. Poetry. October 4, 1995. 3pm. (Part 1)
CD: 9 of 15: Agha Shahid Ali. Poetry. October 4, 1995. 3pm. (Part 2)
CD: 10 of 15: Ninotchka Rosca. Fiction Reading. October 4, 1995. 8pm.
CD: 11 of 15: Mary Crow. Poetry. October 5, 1995. 11am. (Part 1)
CD: 12 of 15: Mary Crow. Poetry. October 5, 1995. 11am. (Part 2)
CD: 13 of 15: "Silencing of Women: Direct and Indirect Censorship." Ninotchka Rosca. October 5, 1995. 3pm.
CD: 14 of 15: Illocana United Youth Dance Troupe. October 5, 1995. 7:45pm.
CD: 15 of 15: Ariel Dorfman. Fiction. October 5, 1995. 8pm.

20th Annual Literary Festival, 1997

CD: 1 of 25: Cornelius Eady. Poetry. October 14, 1997. 10am. (Part 1)
CD: 2 of 25: Cornelius Eady. Poetry. October 14, 1997. 10am. (Part 2)
CD: 3 of 25: Melissa Faye Green. Non-fiction. October 14, 1997. 3pm.
CD: 4 of 25: Mike D'Orso. Journalism and Non-Fiction. October 15, 1997. 10am. (Part 1)
CD: 5 of 25: Mike D'Orso. Journalism and Non-Fiction. October 15, 1997. 10am. (Part 2)
CD: 6 of 25: Liz Waldner. Poetry. October 15, 1997. 2pm.
CD: 7 of 25: What kind of Fire: Three Genres, Three Truths? Liz Waldner, Reginald McKnight, and Melissa Fay Greene. October 15, 1997. 3:30pm. (Part 1)
CD: 8 of 25: What kind of Fire: Three Genres, Three Truths? Liz Waldner, Reginald McKnight, and Melissa Fay Greene. October 15, 1997. 3:30pm. (Part 2)
CD: 9 of 25: Reginald McKnight. Fiction. October 16, 1997. 10am. (Part 1)
CD: 10 of 25: Reginald McKnight. Fiction. October 16, 1997. 10am. (Part 2)
CD: 11 of 25: Race, Culture, Rage and Compassion by Martin Espada. October 16, 1997. 2pm. (Part 1)
CD: 12 of 25: Race, Culture, Rage and Compassion by Martin Espada. October 16, 1997. 2pm. (Part 2)
CD: 13 of 25: Race, Culture, Rage and Compassion by Martin Espada. October 16, 1997. 2pm. (Part 3)
CD: 14 of 25: Race, Culture, Rage and Compassion by Martin Espada. October 16, 1997. 2pm. (Part 4)
CD: 15 of 25: Race, Culture, Rage and Compassion by Martin Espada. October 16, 1997. 2pm. (Part 5)
CD: 16 of 25: Louise Redd. Fiction. October 16, 1997. 3:30pm.
CD: 17 of 25: Marita Golden. Fiction. October 17, 1997. 10am. (Part 1)
CD: 18 of 25: Marita Golden. Fiction. October 17, 1997. 10am. (Part 2)
CD: 19 of 25: Richard Hell. Fiction. October 17, 1997. 2pm. (Part 1)

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CD: 20 of 25: Richard Hell. Fiction. October 17, 1997. 2pm. (Part 2)
CD: 21 of 25: The Rub Between Fiction and Non-Fiction. Richard Hell, Gay Talese, Mike D'Orso, Louise Redd. October 17, 1997. 3:30pm. (Part 1)
CD: 22 of 25: The Rub Between Fiction and Non-Fiction. Richard Hell, Gay Talese, Mike D'Orso, Louise Redd. October 17, 1997. 3:30pm. (Part 2)
CD: 23 of 25: The Rub Between Fiction and Non-Fiction. Richard Hell, Gay Talese, Mike D'Orso, Louise Redd. October 17, 1997. 3:30pm. (Part 3)
CD: 24 of 25: Gay Telese. Non-fiction. October 17, 1997. 8pm. (Part 1)
CD: 25 of 25: Gay Telese. Non-fiction. October 17, 1997. 8pm. (Part 2)

21st Annual Literary Festival, 1998

CD: 1 of 22: Tony Grooms. Fiction and Poetry. October 6, 1998. 2pm.
CD: 2 of 22: Jane Bernstein. Non-fiction. October 6, 1998. 3:30pm.
CD: 3 of 22: Robert Pinsky. October 6, 1998. 8pm. (Part 1)
CD: 4 of 22: Robert Pinsky. October 6, 1998. 8pm. (Part 2)
CD: 5 of 22: Robert Pinsky. October 6, 1998. 8pm. (Part 3)
CD: 6 of 22: Jacqueline Woodson. Fiction. October 7, 1998. 10am.
CD: 7 of 22: Jack Myers. Poetry. October 7, 1998. 2pm.
CD: 8 of 22: Jack Myers. Poetry. October 7, 1998. 2pm. (copy)
CD: 9 of 22: "Saying What You Mean: The Art of Honesty." Jack Myers and Jacqueline Woodson. October 7, 1998. 10am. (Part 1)
CD: 10 of 22: "Saying What You Mean: The Art of Honesty." Jack Myers and Jacqueline Woodson. October 7, 1998.10am. (Part 2)
CD: 11 of 22: "Saying What You Mean: The Art of Honesty." Jack Myers and Jacqueline Woodson. October 7, 1998. 10am. (Part 1 - copy)
CD: 12 of 22: "Saying What You Mean: The Art of Honesty." Jack Myers and Jacqueline Woodson. October 7, 1998. 10am. (Part 2 - copy)
CD: 13 of 22: Nicole Brossard. Poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. October 7, 1998. 8pm. (Part 1)
CD: 14 of 22: Nicole Brossard. Poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. October 7, 1998. 8pm. (Part 2)
CD: 15 of 22: Scott Cairns. Poetry. October 8, 1998. 10am.
CD: 16 of 22: Open Mike. October 8, 1998. 11am. (Part 1)
CD: 17 of 22: Open Mike. October 8, 1998. 11am. (Part 2)
CD: 18 of 22: Tony Hoagland. Poetry. October 8, 1998. 2pm.
CD: 19 of 22: "A New Dialogue: Asian and Asian-American Writers in America." Li-Young Lee and Maria Luisa Carino. October 8, 1998. 3:30pm. (Part 1)
CD: 20 of 22: "A New Dialogue: Asian and Asian-American Writers in America." Li-Young Lee and Maria Luisa Carino. October 8, 1998. 3:30pm. (Part 2)
CD: 21 of 22: Sena Naslund. Fiction. October 9, 1998. 2pm. (Part 1)
CD: 22 of 22: Sena Naslund. Fiction. October 9, 1998. 2pm. (Part 2)

22nd Annual Literary Festival, 1999

CD: 1 of 1: Phillip Raisor: Overview of the Literary Festival; Michael Pearson: Review of the 22nd Annual Literary Festival; Gary Short: Introduction to Rita Dove; and Michael Pearson: Closing Remarks. October 1999.

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23rd Annual Literary Festival, 2000

CD: 1 of 5: Tim O'Brien. October 3, 2000. 8pm. (Part 1)
CD: 2 of 5: Tim O'Brien. October 3, 2000. 8pm. (Part 2)
CD: 3 of 5: Tim O'Brien. October 3, 2000. 8pm. (Part 3)
CD: 4 of 5: MFA Faculty Reading. Luisa Igloria, Michael Pearson, Janet Peery, Sheri Reynolds, Tim Seibles, and Gary Short. October 6, 2000. 4pm. (Part 1)
CD: 5 of 5: MFA Faculty Reading. Luisa Igloria, Michael Pearson, Janet Peery, Sheri Reynolds, Tim Seibles, and Gary Short. October 6, 2000. 4pm. (Part 2)

24th Annual Literary Festival, 2001

CD: 1 of 24: Festival Preview: Roberly Bell. September 30, 2001. 2:30pm.
CD: 2 of 24: Graduates of ODU MFA Program: Terry Perrel, Temple West, Tom Yuill. October 1, 2001. 4pm. (Part 1)
CD: 3 of 24: Graduates of ODU MFA Program: Terry Perrel, Temple West, Tom Yuill. October 1, 2001. 4pm. (Part 2)
CD: 4 of 24: Roseann Runte. October 1, 2001. 8pm. (Part 1)
CD: 5 of 24: Roseann Runte. October 1, 2001. 8pm. (Part 2)
CD: 6 of 24: Agyma Kamau. October 2, 2001. 2pm.
CD: 7 of 24: Sheryl St. Germain. October 2, 2001. 4pm.
CD: 8 of 24: Holly Hughes. October 2, 2001. 8pm. (Part 1)
CD: 9 of 24: Holly Hughes. October 2, 2001. 8pm. (Part 2)
CD: 10 of 24: Eugene Gloria. October 3, 2001. 4pm.
CD: 11 of 24: Marjorie Agosin. October 3, 2001. 8pm. (Part 1)
CD: 12 of 24: Marjorie Agosin. October 3, 2001. 8pm. (Part 2)
CD: 13 of 24: Joseph Skibell. October 4, 2001. 4pm. (Part 1)
CD: 14 of 24: Joseph Skibell. October 4, 2001. 4pm. (Part 2)
CD: 15 of 24: Greg Bottoms. October 5, 2001. 2pm. (Part 1)
CD: 16 of 24: Greg Bottoms. October 5, 2001. 2pm. (Part 2)
CD: 17 of 24: Greg Bottoms. October 5, 2001. 2pm. (Part 3)
CD: 18 of 25: Karen McElmurray. October 5, 2001. 4pm. (Part 1)
CD: 19 of 24: Karen McElmurray. October 5, 2001. 4pm. (Part 2)
CD: 20 of 24: Dorothy Allison. October 5, 2001. 8pm. (Part 1)
CD: 21 of 24: Dorothy Allison. October 5, 2001. 8pm. (Part 2)
CD: 22 of 24: Dorothy Allison. October 5, 2001. 8pm. (Part 3)
CD: 23 of 24: Dorothy Allison. October 5, 2001. 8pm. (Part 4)
CD: 24 of 24: Dorothy Allison. October 5, 2001. 8pm. (Part 5)

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25th Annual Literary Festival, 2002

CD: 1 of 31: Writing Women's Voices. Debra Bruce and Lenore Hart. September 30, 2002. 2pm. (Part 1)
CD: 2 of 31: Writing Women's Voices. Debra Bruce and Lenore Hart. September 30, 2002. 2pm. (Part 2)
CD: 3 of 31: The Round Square: Readings in a Fluid Box. Luisa Igloria, Michael Pearson, Janet Peery, Sheri Reynolds, Tim Seibles, and Brian Silberman. September 30, 2002. 8pm. (Part 1)
CD: 4 of 31: The Round Square: Readings in a Fluid Box. Luisa Igloria, Michael Pearson, Janet Peery, Sheri Reynolds, Tim Seibles, and Brian Silberman. September 30, 2002. 8pm. (Part 2)
CD: 5 of 31: Poem as Community, Community as Poem. Universes - Gamel Abdel Chasten, Lemon, Flaco Navaja, Steven Sapp, and Mildred Ruiz. October 1, 2002. 12:30pm. (Part 1)
CD: 6 of 31: Poem as Community, Community as Poem. Universes - Gamel Abdel Chasten, Lemon, Flaco Navaja, Steven Sapp, and Mildred Ruiz. October 1, 2002. 12:30pm. (Part 2)
CD: 7 of 31: Readings Across the Color Lines. Wanda Coleman and Gregory H. Williams. October 1, 2002. 8pm. (Part 1)
CD: 8 of 31: Readings Across the Color Lines. Wanda Coleman and Gregory H. Williams. October 1, 2002. 8pm. (Part 2)
CD: 9 of 31: Creative Non-fiction. The Prismatic Genre. David Fenza, Philip Gerard, and Valerie Miner. October 2, 2002. 11am. (Part 1)
CD: 10 of 31: Creative Non-fiction. The Prismatic Genre. David Fenza, Philip Gerard, and Valerie Miner. October 2, 2002. 11am. (Part 2)
CD: 11 of 31: An Association of Readers. Allison Joseph, Pablo Medina, and Mark Winegardner. October 2, 2002. 2pm. (Part 1)
CD: 12 of 31: An Association of Readers. Allison Joseph, Pablo Medina, and Mark Winegardner. October 2, 2002. 2pm. (Part 2)
CD: 13 of 31: An Evening of Translation and Performance. W.D. Snodgrass, Steve Kelley, Frederick Lubich, Marilyn Marloff, Agnes Mobley-Wynne, Peter Schulman, and Lee Teply. October 2, 2002. 8pm. (Part 1)
CD: 14 of 31: An Evening of Translation and Performance. W.D. Snodgrass, Steve Kelley, Frederick Lubich, Marilyn Marloff, Agnes Mobley-Wynne, Peter Schulman, and Lee Teply. October 2, 2002. 8pm. (Part 2)
CD: 15 of 31: Re-reading the Literary Festival. Evelina Galang, William B. Patrick, Peggy Shumaker, and Wayne Ude. October 3, 2002. 11am. (Part 1)
CD: 16 of 31: Re-reading the Literary Festival. Evelina Galang, William B. Patrick, Peggy Shumaker, and Wayne Ude. October 3, 2002. 11am. (Part 2)
CD: 17 of 31: Re-reading the Literary Festival. Evelina Galang, William B. Patrick, Peggy Shumaker, and Wayne Ude. October 3, 2002. 11am. (Part 3)
CD: 18 of 31: Forging the Individual Mind. Mark Doty. October 3, 2002. 2pm. (Part 1)
CD: 19 of 31: Forging the Individual Mind. Mark Doty. October 3, 2002. 2pm. (Part 2)
CD: 20 of 31: President's Lecture Series. Susan Sontag. October 3, 2002. 8pm. (Part 1)
CD: 21 of 31: President's Lecture Series. Susan Sontag. October 3, 2002. 8pm. (Part 2)
CD: 22 of 31: President's Lecture Series. Susan Sontag. October 3, 2002. 8pm. (Part 3)
CD: 23 of 31: Given that the Painter is a Poet, the Poet a Painter. Mark Doty, W.D. Snodgrass, Donald Roller Wilson, and Linda McGreevy. October 4, 2002. 11am. (Part 1)
CD: 24 of 31: Given that the Painter is a Poet, the Poet a Painter. Mark Doty, W.D. Snodgrass, Donald Roller Wilson, and Linda McGreevy. October 4, 2002. 11am. (Part 2)
CD: 25 of 31: Reinventing Nature. Barbara Hurd, Robert Richardson, Marjorie Sandor, and Tom Robotham. October 4, 2002. 2pm. (Part 1)
CD: 26 of 31: Reinventing Nature. Barbara Hurd, Robert Richardson, Marjorie Sandor, and Tom Robotham. October 4, 2002. 2pm. (Part 2)
CD: 27 of 31: Reinventing Nature. Barbara Hurd, Robert Richardson, Marjorie Sandor, and Tom Robotham. October 4, 2002. 2pm. (Part 3)
CD: 28 of 31: Virginia Deep in the Bones. R.H.W. Dillard, George Garrett, Henry Taylor, and Ellen Bryant Voigt. October 4, 2002. 8pm. (Part 1)
CD: 29 of 31: Virginia Deep in the Bones. R.H.W. Dillard, George Garrett, Henry Taylor, and Ellen Bryant Voigt. October 4, 2002. 8pm. (Part 2)
CD: 30 of 31: A Final Celebration. Stephen Dunn. October 5, 2002. 8pm. (Part 1)
CD: 31 of 31: A Final Celebration. Stephen Dunn. October 5, 2002. 8pm. (Part 2)

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26th Annual Literary Festival

CD: 1 of 12: Rhoda Stamell. September 30, 2003. 2pm.
CD: 2 of 12: Jamie Callan. September 30, 2003. 8pm. (Part 1)
CD: 3 of 12: Jamie Callan. September 30, 2003. 8pm. (Part 2)
CD: 4 of 12: Paul Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid. October 1, 2003. 12pm. (Part 1)
CD: 5 of 12: Paul Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid. October 1, 2003. 12pm. (Part 2)
CD: 6 of 12: Michael Pearson and Phil Raisor. October 1, 2003. 2pm. (Part 1)
CD: 7 of 12: Michael Pearson and Phil Raisor. October 1, 2003. 2pm. (Part 2)
CD: 8 of 12: Rick Skwiot. October 2, 2003. 10am. (Part 1)
CD: 9 of 12: Rick Skwiot. October 2, 2003. 10am. (Part 2)
CD: 10 of 12: Marilyn Chin. October 3, 2003. 11am.
CD: 11 of 12: Peter Meinke. October 3, 2003. 3pm. (Part 1)
CD: 12 of 12: Peter Meinke. October 3, 2003. 3pm. (Part 2)

Sub-series B: DVD’s

DVD: 1 of 11: ODU 1st Annual Literary Festival video
DVD: 2 of 11: ODU 15th Annual Literary Festival video
DVD: 3 of 11: ODU 18th Annual Literary Festival video
DVD: 4 or 11: ODU 20th Annual Literary Festival video, Part 1
DVD: 5 of 11: ODU 20th Annual Literary Festival video, Part 2; 21st Annual Literary Festival video, Part 2; and 22nd Annual Literary Festival video
DVD: 6 of 11: ODU 21st Annual Literary Festival video, Part 1
DVD: 7 of 11: ODU 23rd Annual Literary Festival video; 24th Annual Literary Festival video, Part 2
DVD: 8 of 11: ODU 24th Annual Literary Festival video, Part 1
DVD: 9 of 11: ODU 25th Annual Literary Festival video, Part 1
DVD: 10 of 11: ODU 25th Annual Literary Festival video, Part 2
DVD: 11 of 11: ODU 26th Annual Literary Festival video

Sub-series C: Other Media

22nd Annual Literary Festival, 1999

Jazz 1 of 1: Rita Dove Final Event (with Philip Raisor, Mike Pearson, Gary Short). October 15, 1999. 8pm. Transcribed March 1, 2000.

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Series IV: Oversize

Sub-series A: Oversize News Clippings

The Courier

  • Playwright Edward Albee heads Literary Festival lineup; Exhibit by N.Y. Artist Roberly Bell Opens at University Gallery, September 21, 2001
  • Kicking off the festival, October 5, 2001 (3)
  • Articles on Susan Sontag, Brian Silberman, and Litfest Schedule, September 20, 2002
  • Distinguished authors headline President’s Lecture series this fall; Who’s Who: Brian Silberman Assistant Professor of English, August 22, 2003

The Mace and Crown

  • Gaines brings greatness to lecture series, lit fest, October 11, 2000
  • Literary Festival Features Writers Representing Spectrum of American Literature, September 26, 2001
  • Articles on Holly Hughes and Edward Albee, October 10, 2001 (2)
  • Several articles, October 9, 2002
  • Break out the books! Lit Fest is here, October 1, 2003
  • ODU literary festival kicks into gear this week, October 5, 2005

The Portfolio

  • September / October 2000 – Pull-out
  • September 25, 2001
  • September 24, 2002 (3)
  • September 23, 2003
  • September 27, 2005

The Virginian Pilot

  • Hip-Hop Lit (Danny Hoch), September 29, 2003

Sub-series B: Oversize Posters

Poster 1: Forbidden Passage: 19th Annual Literary Festival Poster
Poster 2: The Creative Moment: 25th Annual Literary Festival Poster (2)

Revised: 6/29/11