Gabrielle Calvocoressi, 44th Annual ODU Literary Festival

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



University Theatre; Virtual

Author/Artist Bio

Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart; Apocalyptic Swing, which was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize; and Rocket Fantastic, winner of the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry. Calvocoressi has received numerous awards and fellowships including a Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship from Stanford University, a Rona Jaffe Woman Writer’s Award, a Lannan Foundation residency, the Bernard F. Conners Prize from The Paris Review, and a residency from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation. Calvocoressi teaches at UNC Chapel Hill and lives in Durham, North Carolina.


The reading took place on Monday, October 4, at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre and online.

Kent Wascom, Festival Co-director, welcomed the audience. He introduced the writer Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley who introduced Calvocoressi.


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