President's Lecture Series


Roz Chast: New Yorker Cartoonist and Best-Selling Author


Roz Chast

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Ted Constant Convocation Center

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President's Lecture Series; Annual Literary Festival


President's Lecture Series speaker Roz Chast is the author of Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? (2014), the first graphic novel in National Book Critics Circle Award history to receive the prize for autobiography. Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? was also a New York Times 2014 Best Book of the Year and National Book Award Finalist. Roz Chast is the author of more than a dozen other books for adults as well as numerous books for children. She collaborated with humorist Steve Martin on The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z!. Her latest book, Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York, comes out in October 2017. When she was 24, The New Yorker added her to their roster of forty artists under contract, and the publication has published her work continuously ever since. She lives in Connecticut with her family and several parrots.

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Sponsored by the ODU English Department's Creative Writing Program and the President's Office. Introductions by festival co-director, John McManus, and Dana Heller. Event was held at the Ted Constant Convocation Center on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm.

Video produced by ODU Academic Technology Services (Vernon Carter Perry). Format: HD 720p MOV format converted through Kaltura to mp4 (H264 2500).

See also the Old Dominion University Annual Literary Festival digital collection.

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