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45th Annual ODU Literary Festival

Literary Festival
On Campus & Online
Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 at 7:00 PM (ET)

Sustaining Community

“You say you love the world, so love the world.”
— Ada Limón, 24th Poet Laureate of the United States

In times of difficulty— of suffering and trauma, violence and grief— our connections to one another become an engine of survival, and the work of cultivating and sustaining those bonds becomes both vital and deeply complex. In times of comfort, peace, and celebration, our communities extend and magnify our joy. No matter the state of the world, we are responsible to one another: interconnected and interdependent. Join us for the 45th Annual ODU Literary Festival, as we celebrate literature’s capacity to forge and preserve community, work that examines the ways we live in relationship to one another, and remarkable writers who sustain—and are sustained by—the communities in which they live, work, and make.

Molly McCully Brown and Kent Wascom
2022 Festival Co-directors


All events are in University Theatre unless indicated otherwise. Follow the Literary Festival on Facebook: @ODULitFest

Sunday, Oct. 2: Opening Reception

4:00 p.m. The Green Onion Restaurant

Monday, Oct. 3: 

4:00 p.m. Alicia Defonzo & Remica Bingham-Risher
7:00 p.m. Diane Zinna (Darden Visiting Writer in Residence)

Tuesday, Oct. 4: 

4:00 p.m. MFA Showcase
7:00 p.m. David Wright Faladé

Wednesday, Oct. 5: 

4:00 p.m. Sarah Matthes
7:00 p.m. E.M. Tran

Thursday, Oct. 6: 

12:30 p.m. Tim Seibles
3:00 p.m. J.R. Léveillé (Barry Art Museum)
5:30 p.m. S.A. Cosby
7:00 p.m. Closing Reception (Elation Brewing)

For more information, please contact the ODU Department of English at (757) 683-3991 or email Logo by SuperCompStudios.

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4600 Hampton Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23529

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