Suzanne Strempek Shea 43rd Annual ODU Literary Festival

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Author/Artist Bio

Suzanne Strempek Shea has written six novels, including Selling the Lite of Heaven and Make a Wish But Not for Money; and three memoirs, including Songs From a Lead-lined Room: Notes - High and Low - From My Journey Through Breast Cancer and Radiation. She also wrote This is Paradise: An Irish Mother's Grief, an African Village's Plight and the Medical Clinic That Brought Fresh Hope to Both. Her journalism and fiction have appeared in many magazines and newspapers, and her body of work won the 2000 New England Book Award. She is writer in residence at Bay Path University and teaches at the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast MFA program.


The reading took place on Thursday, October 8, at 12:30 p.m. online.

Katherine Jackson welcomed the audience and introduced Reindetta Vaneendenburg, ODU MFA Creative Writing student, who introduced the speaker, Suzanne Strempek Shea.


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