Christian Campbell, 41st Annual ODU Literary Festival


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Featured Participant

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University Theatre

Author/Artist Bio

Christian Campbell is the author of Running the Dusk (2010), which won the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and was a finalist for the Forward Prize for the Best First Collection and the Cave Canem Poetry Prize among other awards. Running the Dusk was translated into Spanish and published in Cuba as Correr el Crepúsculo (2015). Campbell studied at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and has received awards and fellowships from Cave Canem, the Arvon Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, Bread Loaf, and elsewhere. Campbell delivered the fifteenth annual Derek Walcott Lecture for Nobel Laureate Week in St. Lucia and won the Art Writing Award from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries for his work on Jean-Michel Basquiat. He was recently the inaugural writer-in-residence at the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at the University of Pittsburgh.


Tuesday, October 23, 2;30 p.m.

Tim Seibles, Festival Co-director, welcomed the audience and introduced Remica Bingham-Risher Remica introduced Christian Campbell.

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