Laurie Stone, 23rd Annual ODU Literary Festival


Laurie Stone

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center; Webb University Center - River Rooms

Author/Artist Bio

Laurie Stone is the author of the novel Starting with Serge; a collection of literary memoirs, Close to the Bone; and Laughing in the Dark: A Decade of Subversive Comedy. She was a columnist for The Village Voice for twenty-five years and her work has been published in Ms. Magazine, New York Woman, The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, The Utne Reader, and Art Forum.

Stone is the recipient of grants from The New York Foundation for the Arts and The MacDowell Colony, and she received the 1996 Nona Balakain Excellence in Reviewing Award from the National Book Critics Circle. Stone is currently writing short fiction and a second novel, Apart from Sex. She will be Old Dominion’s Writer In Residence for fall 2000.


Stone read on Friday, October 6, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. Stone also was a participant on the Panel Discussion: The Future of the Book with Bino Realuyo and Tim O'Brien on Tuesday, October 3, 2000 at 2:00 p.m.

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