22nd Annual Literary Festival at ODU: October 11-15, 1999


Janet Peery, 22nd ODU Literary Festival


Janet Peery

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Author/Artist Bio

Janet Peery's stories have appeared in Best American Stories, Pushcart Prize Anthology, American Short Fiction, New Virginia Review, Southwest Review, Shenandoah and other magazines. Her first book, Alligator Dance, appeared in 1993; her novel, The River Beyond the World, published in 1996, was a National Book Award Finalist. She has received awards and grants form the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Whiting Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Dorothy Allison, in The New York Times Book Review, said, "The people in Janet's first collection of stories pull you in, startle you, stay with you long after you have finished the book . . ." Peery teaches in the MFA program at Old Dominion University.


Peery read with Luisa A. Igloria, Michael Pearson, Sheri Reynolds, and Tim Seibles on Wednesday, October 13th, 1999 at 8:00 p.m.

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