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Old Dominion's 24th annual Literary Festival, which carries the theme "Magic, Vision and Transformation," concludes with three presentations today.

The festival, which ran Oct. 1-5, features dramatists, poets, nonfiction writers, novelists, artists and newly emerging student writers. All of the readings and lectures are free and open to the public with seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

Today's festival schedule is as follows:

· 2 p.m. -Greg Bottoms, author of the memoir "Angelhead," which was named one of the best five works of nonfiction of 2000 by Esquire magazine, and the memoir "Sentimental." Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center.
· 4 p.m. - Karen McElmurray, author of the novel "Strange Birds in the Tree of Heaven" and the memoir "Mother of the Disappeared." Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center.
· 8 p.m. - Dorothy Allison, author of "Bastard Out of Carolina," a finalist for the 1992 National Book Award, which was made into a highly acclaimed film directed by Angelica Huston. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center.

For more information on the 24th Annual Old Dominion Literary Festival, call 683-3991 or visit www.lib.odu.edu/litfest.

This article was posted on: October 2, 2001

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