Laurie Cannady, 41st Annual ODU Literary Festival


Laurie Cannady


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University Theatre

Author/Artist Bio

Laurie Cannady has published personal essays on poverty, domestic violence, and military sexual trauma in a number of publications, including The Rumpus, Good Housekeeping, and Ink and Letters. She has presented talks, lectures, and workshops at numerous organizations, including the KGB Literary Bar, Girls Write Now, The Women's Initiative, and West Point Military Academy. The Root online magazine listed her memoir, Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul, as one of the best nonfiction books by black authors in 2015. Kirkus Reviews described Crave as a "bold, honest, and courageous memoir." Foreword Reviews listed Crave as an Indiefab Book of the Year 2015 finalist in the autobiography/memoir category. Additionally, Crave was named a finalist for the Library of Virginia People's Choice Award for Nonfiction. Cannady is a professor of English at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and creative writing faculty in the Wilkes University MA/MFA low-residency Creative Writing Program.


Monday, October 22, 7: p.m

Remica Bingham-Risher introduces Woman Studies Professor Jennfier Fish who introduce Laurie Cannady.

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