Alice Randall, 35th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Alice Randell

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Author/Artist Bio

Alice Randall is the author of The Wind Done Gone, Pushkin and the Queen of Spades, Rebel Yell, and Ada's Rules. Born in Detroit she grew up in Washington, D.C. After majoring in English at Harvard, she headed south to Music City and founded Midsummer Music with the idea to create a new way to fund novel writing and a community of powerful storytellers. In the process, she became the first black woman in history to write a No. 1 country song. Four novels later, the award-winning songwriter with over 20 recorded songs to her credit and frequent contributor to Elle magazine, is writer-in-residence at Vanderbilt University where she teaches courses on Country Lyrics in American Culture, Creative Writing, and Soul Food in text and as text.


Randell read on Friday, October 5th, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.


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