A New World

The first Old Dominion University Literary Festival of this century, of this millennium, will be one of the most exciting ones we've ever had-a showcase for original and mesmerizing writers who represent the fullness and diversity of contemporary American literature. Our "new world" will feature dramatists and poets, nonfiction writers and novelists, writers of hypertext and photojournalists, newly emerging MFA students and Pulitzer Prize winners. Three of the most important names in contemporary American fiction-Tim O'Brien, Steven Millhauser, and Ernest Gaines- will be here.

Old Dominion's 23rd Annual Literary Festival is about new worlds. Whether it be in sonnet form or in cyberspace, true literature is always a new world, struggling with themes that have haunted us in the darkness of the cave or the shadow of the spaceship. The writers who will participate in this year's Festival all trace the path between illusion and reality, allowing us to imagine more deeply and awake to more complex possibilities for the future.

As Shakespeare said, "We are such stuff as dreams are made on." With us this week are the makers of dreams, mythmakers, truth tellers, writers who will bring us to a profound wakefulness.

~ Michael Pearson, Festival Director

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Brochure: 23rd Annual Literary Festival, 2000: A New World, Publications Department, Old Dominion University

Paula Allen, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival, Paula Allen

Panel Discussion: New Writing for a New World, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival, Collin Brooke, Joel English, Michael Joyce, and Fran Gordan

Ron Brooks, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival, Ron Brooks

Anthony Enns, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival, Anthony Enns

President's Lecture Series: Ernest Gaines, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival, Ernest Gaines

Fran Gordon, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival, Fran Gordon

Terrance Hayes, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival, Terrance Hayes

Luisa A. Igloria, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival, Luisa A. Igloria

Michael Joyce, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival, Michael Joyce

Judy Mercier, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival, Judy Mercier

Steven Millhauser, 23rd annual ODU Literary Festival, Steven Millhauser

Tim O’Brien, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival, Tim O'Brien

Michael Parker, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival, Michael Parker

Michael Pearson, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival, Michael Pearson

Janet Peery, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival, Janet Peery

Bino A. Realuyo, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival, Bino A. Realuyo

Panel Discussion: The Future of the Book, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival, Bino Realuyo, Laurie Stone, and Tim O'Brien

Sheri Reynolds, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival, Sheri Reynolds

Tim Seibles, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival, Tim Seibles

Gary Short, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival, Gary Short

Brian Silberman, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival, Brian Silberman

Laurie Stone, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival, Laurie Stone

Lê Thi Diem Thuy, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival, Lê Thi Diem Thuy

Christin Lore Weber, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival, Christin Lore Weber