Philip Gerard, 25th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Philip Gerard

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Featured Participant

Festival Date



Mills Godwin 102

Author/Artist Bio

Philip Gerard has published fiction and nonfiction in numerous magazines, including New England Review, Bread Loaf Quarterly, Creative Nonfiction, Hawaii Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, and The World & I. He is the author of three novels: Hatteras Light, Cape Fear Rising, Desert Kill; two books of nonfiction, Brilliant Passage...a schooning memoir and Creative Nonfiction - Researching and Crafting Stories of Real Life, and Writing a Book that Makes a Difference. His most recent book is Secret Soldiers, about the first and last battlefield deception outfit ever authorized by the U.S. Army. Gerard has written shows for public television and radio. He teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.


Wednesday, October 2nd, 2002 at 11:00 a.m.

Including personal essays, memoirs, historical narratives, and literary journalism, creative nonfiction is, perhaps, the most diverse of literary genres. David Fenza, Philip Gerard, and Valerie Miner, all seasoned award-winning writers, read from their own work and discuss the renaissance in nonfiction and the changes and challenges confronting writers of nonfiction.

Co-sponsored by the Associated Writing Programs


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