Tom Robotham, 25th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Tom Robotham

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Featured Participant

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Mills Godwin 102

Author/Artist Bio

Tom Robotham is the editor of Port Folio Weekly, a news and opinion magazine serving southeastern Virginia. Before joining Port Folio in 1998, Robotham worked as a freelance writer and video producer. He is the author of five books, including a volume on the 19th century American landscape painter, Albert Bierstadt, and a book on early photographs of American Indians. Robotham holds an M.A. in American Studies from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.


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 Majorie Sandor - join moderator Tom Robotham on a journey into the craft and substance of nature writing.


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