Jeannette Drake, 17th Annual ODU Literary Festival
Newport News Room, Webb Center
Jeannette Drake, born in Newport News, was a social worker from 1964 to 1991. She holds MSW and MFA degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her poems have appeared in Callaloo: A Journal of African-American and African Arts and Letters, Obsidian, Catalyst, New Virginia Review and The Southern Review, among others. A recipient of two Individual Artist Project Awards from the Virginia Commission of the Arts, she has served as poet-in-the-schools for the Richmond Arts and Humanities Center since 1980. Presently, she tutors privately and facilitates writing classes for low-income mothers in Richmond, Virginia.
Jeannette Drake, along with Evelina Galang, read on Thursday, October 6, 1994 in the Newport News Room, Webb Center in Norfolk, Virginia at 11:00am.
Drake, Jeannette, "Jeannette Drake, 17th Annual ODU Literary Festival" (1994). 17th Annual Literary Festival at ODU: October 3-6, 1994. 10.
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