46th Annual Literary Festival at ODU: October 1-5, 2023


Marianne Chan, 46th Annual ODU Literary Festival

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



University Theatre

Author/Artist Bio

Marianne Chan grew up in Stuttgart, Germany, and Lansing, Michigan. After she earned her B.A. in English from Michigan State University, she went on to study poetry at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she earned her MFA.

Marianne is the author of All Heathens, which was the winner of the 2021 GLCA New Writers Award in Poetry, the 2021 Ohioana Book Award in Poetry, and the 2022 Association for Asian American Studies Book Award for Outstanding Achievement. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Magazine, New England Review, Kenyon Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Between 2017-2019, she served as poetry editor for Split Lip Magazine. She is a Kundiman fellow.

She lives in Norfolk, Virginia . She is married to the fiction writer Clancy McGilligan.


The reading took place on Monday, October 2, 2023, at 4 p.m. in the University Theatre at Old Dominion University. Chan read as part of the Faculty Readings session which included Jane Alberdeston.

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