25th Annual Literary Festival at ODU: September 30-October 5, 2002


Barbara Hurd, 25th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Barbara Hurd

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Mills Godwin 102

Author/Artist Bio

Barbara Hurd is author of Stirring the Mud: On Swamps, Bogs and Human Imagination, Objects in this Mirror, and the forthcoming Three Sources of Light. Her essays and poems have appeared in numerous journals including Best American Essays 1999, Best American Essays 2001, The Yale Review, The Georgia Review, Orion, Nimrod, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, Audubon, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Heliotrope. Hurd is the Wilson H. Elkins Professor at Frostburg State University in Maryland, where she teaches creative writing and co-edits Nightsun.


Friday, October 4th, 2002 at 2:00 p.m.

From the days of Emerson and Thoreau to the present, nature writing has fascinated readers. The experience of being in forests, mountains, caves, swamps, or anywhere in nature evokes strong emotions, energizes the imagination, and requires expression. Award-winning writers - Barbara Hurd, Robert Richardson, and Marjorie Sandor - join moderator Tom Robotham on a journey into the craft and substance of nature writing.


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