Mike Pearson, 17th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Mike Pearson

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Newport News Room, Webb Center

Author/Artist Bio

Mike Pearson is an associate professor of English at Old Dominion University, where he has taught journalism, American literature and creative nonfiction since 1988. He has published essays and stories in many magazines, journals and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Boston Globe, The Journal of American Culture, Studies in Popular Culture and Creative Nonfiction. His first book, Imagined Places: Journeys into Literary America, was listed by The New York Times Book Review as one of the notable books of 1991. His second work of nonfiction, A Place That’s Known: Essays, was published this year. He is currently working on two chapters for American Nature Writers, which will be published by Scribners, and a memoir about growing up in the Bronx in the 1960s, Rest in Peace.


Mike Pearson, along with Kenneth Carroll, read on Thursday, October 6, 1994 at 3:00 p.m. in the Newport News Room, Webb Center.


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