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October 3, 2021 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

Meeting Location:
  • In-Person
The Green Onion
1603 Colley Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23517 United States

ODU LitFest: Opening Reception (with Reading by Elaine Fletcher Chapman & Greg Larson)

Join The Muse Writers Center and Old Dominion University as we gather for an opening reception for the 44th Annual ODU Literary Festival: Afterwards.
Presenters, participants, and attendees of the festival along with students, teachers, and friends of The Muse and the ODU MFA in Creative Writing program are welcome to enjoy hors d’oeuveres and conversation (with a cash bar).
A brief reading by Elaine Fletcher Chapman and Greg Larson will begin the reception.
The event is free and open to the public.
Elaine Fletcher Chapman is the author of two volumes of poems, Reservoir and Hunger for Salt and a letterpress chapbook, Double Solitude. She is an Assistant Professor (Adjunct) at Old Dominion University. Chapman worked on staff at The Bennington Writing Seminars for 18 years, and she founded The Writer’s Studio where she teaches poetry and nonfiction. For the last 40 years she has worked as a psychotherapist in private practice. She is also a Certified iRest Yoga Nidra teacher. Her poems have been published in Cloudbank, Poetry Pacific, 8 Poems, The EcoTheo Review, The Cortland Review, Connotation, The Sun, Calyx, Poet Lore, and others.
Greg Larson is an author, editor, and stand-up comedian in Austin, Texas. His memoir Clubbie (University of Nebraska Press, 2021) was his graduate thesis for Old Dominion University’s Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing program. Library Journal called it “[A] necessary addition to current baseball literature.” He has since been featured by NPR, CBS Sports Radio, ESPN, and the MLB Network. As an editor, his clients’ work has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, the Wall Street Journal Bestseller List, the USA Today Bestseller List, and more.
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