DeWitt Henry, 11th Annual ODU Literary Festival


DeWitt Henry

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Newport News Room, Webb Center

Author/Artist Bio

DeWitt Henry a member of the Associated Writing Programs Board of Directors, is the author of the novel The Marriage of Anna Maye Potts, cited by the 1983-84 Sinclair Fiction Prize. He is also Cofounder and Director of Ploughshares, Inc., which publishes Ploughshares magazine and Ploughshares books, and serves as a staff editor for The Pushcart Prize. He has won both a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Fiction and a Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines Editorial Fellowship for The Ploughshares Reader: New Fiction for the Eighties. He teaches at Emerson College in Massachusetts, where he is currently coordinator of that school's M.F.A. in Creative Writing as well as acting chair of the division of writing.


DeWitt Henry read from his fiction at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, in the Newport News Room of Webb Center.

He also joined W.W. Norton Senior Editor Carol Houck Smith for a question-and-answer session at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, in the Newport News Room of Webb Center.


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