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


Van Vaneendenburg, 46th Annual ODU Literary Festival

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



University Theatre

Author/Artist Bio

Van Vaneendenburg served as an analyst during her 30-plus-year naval career, retiring as a captain, and holds a master’s from the University of Southern California. She is the inaugural S.C.R.Y. Fellow in Literature (Scry Creative Residencies; scrymagazine.com) and a National Endowment for the Arts Military Veteran Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. A graduate of the ODU MFA program, Van’s work has appeared in Navy Blues, a collection of personal essays pushing against individual and bureaucratic identities of the post-Vietnam Navy, and Sisters in Arms: Lessons We’ve Learned (2023).


The reading took place on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 4 p.m. in the University Theatre at Old Dominion University. Van read as part of the "Alumni Readings" which included Amanda Galvan Huynh, Richard Leise, Bob Kunzinger, and Tracy Rice Weber.

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