30th Annual Literary Festival at ODU: October 1-4, 2007


Michael Blumenthal, 30th Annual ODU Literary Festival

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Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center

Author/Artist Bio

Formerly director of creative writing at Harvard University, award-winning author of numerous poetry collections and prose works, Michael Blumenthal holds the Mina Hohenberg Darden Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at Old Dominion University. An essayist and commentator for National Public Radio, Blumenthal has lived and taught in Hungary, Israel, Germany, and France. His most recent book is the memoir, All My Mothers and Fathers, and his seventh poetry collection, And, is forthcoming in 2009. Blumenthal’s work appears in the New Yorker, and well as in numerous literary journals.


Blumenthal read on Monday, October 1, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.


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