Bruce Weigl, 4th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Bruce Weigl

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Kaufman Hall

Author/Artist Bio

Bruce Weigl is the most recent addition to ODU's Department of English creative writing faculty, and Wednesday evening will mark his first public reading in the Tidewater area. Weigl's published works include two chapbooks, Executioner and Like a Sack Full of Old Quarrels, and a full-length collection of poetry, A Romance, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Shifting between Vietnam and America, A Romance takes the reader on a journey that one reviewer called "as perilous and difficult as any undertaken by the heroes of ancient romance," one that "unites personal experience with a vision of universal and timeless truths." Weigl comes to Old Dominion from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he directed their creative writing program.


Weigl read from his poetry and Lee Zacharias read from her fiction on Wednesday, October 7th, 1981 at 8:30 p.m.


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