Jo-Anne Smetherham, 36th Annual ODU Literary Festival

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Author/Artist Bio

Jo-Anne Smetherham is an award-winning journalist who began her career working for the Cape Times, the English morning daily newspaper in Cape Town. She also worked in Dublin on the Irish Independent. Her writing has appeared in all daily Independent titles in South Africa as well as South Africa 's Sunday Independent, Ireland on Sunday, the Irish Independent, and many magazines including Men's Health, Best Life, Femina, Marie Claire and Weg!/Go!. The Nevergiveups is her first book, and was inspired by the characters of the grandmothers who are featured in it.


Smetherham read with Eric Miller on Wednesday, October 7th, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.


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