Amanda Galvan Huynh, 44th Annual ODU Literary Festival


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Amanda Galvan Huynh is a Mexican American writer and educator from Texas. She is the author of Lotería (Sundress Publications, 2022), Songs of Brujería (Big Lucks, 2019) and co-editor for Of Color: Poets’ Ways of Making: An Anthology of Essays on Transformative Poetics (Operating System, 2019). Her writing has been supported by fellowships and scholarships from MacDowell, Vermont Studio Center, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and others. She received a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Old Dominion University, and she is a doctoral student in English at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.


Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 2 p.m.

Kent Wascom, Festival Co-director, welcomed the audience to the session featuring ODU MFA Alumni, Lynn Waltz and Amanda Galvan Huynh. Luisa Igloria, Creative Writing professor and Poet Laureate of Virginia, introduced Lynn Waltz who spoke first and then Amanda Galvan Huynh who read from her poetry.

Video Runtime: 00:46:56 -- Huynh begins at 00:24:40

File Size: 292 MB

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