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Writer-in-Residence Bonnie Jo Campbell to Give Craft Talk Sept. 29

Bonnie Jo Campbell, Old Dominion University's M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program's fall 2010 writer-in-residence, will spend two weeks on campus early in the semester. Campbell's short-story collection, "American Salvage," was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award in fiction, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award in fiction.

During her residency, Campbell will work with students, give a talk on craft and give a reading for the 33rd Annual Literary Festival: Hard Times in America.

Her craft talk, "Anecdotes: The Littlest Stories," is open to the ODU community and general public. It begins at noon Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the Burgess Room of the Batten Arts and Letters Building.

Campbell, who will work in individual tutorials with M.F.A. students from Sept. 27 to Oct. 4, is scheduled to give her reading for the Literary Festival at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in the University Village Bookstore.

This article was posted on: September 15, 2010

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