1st Annual ARTS Reunion at ODU: September 25-29, 1978


Michael Mott, 1st Annual Arts Reunion


Michael Mott

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Technology Building Theater

Author/Artist Bio

Michael Mott is the Writer-in-Residence at the College of William and Mary. His works include the novels The Notebooks of Susan Berry and Helmet and Wasps. He has published four books of poetry, children's novels, short stories and articles. Mr. Mott has also published and lectured widely on the Fine Arts.


Performance of the Painting: Numerous paintings have inspired poems, music, dance and drama. Michael Mott, poet and artist at William and Mary, discussed a few of them. Then, Sherri Brennen, the ODU Community Ballet, the Faculty Piano Trio, and the Pulitzer Prize winning poet W. D. Snodgrass provided an imaginative and dramatic rendering of Van Gogh's "Starry Night." The discussion and performance took place at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 1978 in the Technology Building Theater.


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