Title

Desiree Cooper, 42nd Annual ODU Literary Festival

Authors

Desiree Cooper

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date

10-9-2019

Location

University Theatre

Author/Artist Bio

A 2015 Kresge Artist Fellow, Desiree Cooper is a former attorney, Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and community activist. She is an evocative speaker on the themes of racial and gender equality, reproductive freedom, family-positive public policy and the welfare of women and girls. As a full-time caregiver for her aging parents, she writes widely about women, self-care and reinvention. A sought-after creative writing instructor, she conducts readings from her flash fiction collection, Know the Mother.

Description

Cooper's reading of Know the Mother took place on Wednesday, October 9, at 1 p.m. in the University Theatre. Mary Jean Kledzik also read at this event.

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