Lynn Waltz 44th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Lynn Waltz


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Lynn Waltz is a writer, journalist, and professor of journalism at Hampton University. She is the author of Hog Wild: The Battle for Workers’ Rights at the World’s Largest Slaughterhouse, which exposes 16 years of labor law violations by Smithfield Foods. Twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, her work freed a wrongly imprisoned man and exposed abuses by a Virginia legislator. Her feature about a death row chaplain was judged among the top three newspaper stories in the country. Her story about a wrongly convicted student won first place in news writing from the National Association of Black Journalists. She is a graduate of Old Dominion’s MFA Creative Writing Program.


Wednesday, October 6, 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 about her book Hog Wild.

Video Runtime: 00:46:56 -- Waltz spoke until 00:24:40

File Size: 292 MB

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