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Afterwards

“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.”
- Haruki Murakami

In the aftermath of trauma—if it ever really ends—we are called to reckon with the past that led us to this present moment, and with the question of what futures we might make from it. Survival is triumph, but it is also a process of change, leaving us reborn to question, to celebrate, to recognize. Join us at the 44th Annual ODU Literary Festival as we celebrate writers who address the storms of past and present, and the changes wrought upon us, as we turn to face the future.

Katherine Jackson and Kent Wascom

2021 Festival Directors

  • MFA Thesis Reading

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  • Reading by Marie Mutsuki Mockett

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  • Reading by Nishat Manzoor Ahmed and Joanna Eleftheriou

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  • Reading by Grace Talusan

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  • Reading by Daniel Mueller

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  • Reading by Jake Skeets

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  • Reading by Rebecca Bengal and Luisa A. Igloria

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  • Omoiyari: A Musical Conversation with Kishi Bashi

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  • Reading by Suzanne Strempek Shea

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Box Office Hours
Box Office Hours
SUN: CLOSED
MON: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
TUES: CLOSED
WED: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
THU: CLOSED
FRI: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
SAT: CLOSED