Elaine Fletcher Chapman, 42nd Annual ODU Literary Festival

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



University Theatre

Author/Artist Bio

Elaine Fletcher Chapman (formerly Elaine Walters McFerron) is the author of a volume of poems, Hunger for Salt (Saint Julian Press) and a letterpress chapbook, Double Solitude (Green River Press). She is an adjunct assistant professor teaching literature at Old Dominion University. Chapman worked at the Bennington Writing Seminars at Bennington College for 18 years. She founded The Writer’s Studio where she teaches poetry and nonfiction, provides editing services and organizes poetry readings and writing retreats on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. For the last 38 years, she has worked as a therapist in private practice and is a certified iRest Yoga Nidra meditation teacher. Her poems have been published in Rabid Oak, The Tishman Review, The EcoTheo Review, The Cortland Review, Connotation, The Sun, Calyx, Poet Lore, 5AM and Salamander. She was guest blogger on the Best American Poetry Blog and The Solstice Literary Magazine blog. She lives near the James River in Newport News and spends a great deal of time in the San Francisco Bay Area. Trailer and poetry videos for Hunger for Salt: www.vimeo. com/elainefletcherchapman or www.elainefletcherchapman.com


Chapman read from Hunger for Salt on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in the University Theatre. Noah Renn also read at this event.


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