Gioia Timpanelli, 31st Annual ODU Literary Festival

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Featured Participant

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University Village Bookstore

Author/Artist Bio

Gioia Timpanelli is one of the founders of the worldwide revival of storytelling. Often called the “Dean of American Storytelling,” she is today considered one of the world’s foremost storytellers— widely respected as both a master and scholar of the ageless art. She won two Emmy Awards for her series of programs on storytelling, “Stories from My House” on educational television, where she created, wrote, produced and appeared in eight series of literature programs shown on PBS stations across the United States. She received the 1999 American Book Award for Sometimes the Soul: Two Novellas of Sicily (W.W. Norton).


Timpanelli read with Steve Almond on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.


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