blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Fourth Annual VCU First Novelist Award Reading

In February of 2006, novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lorraine Adams visited Virginia Commonwealth University to receive the Fourth Annual VCU First Novelist Award. Dr. Robert Holsworth, Acting Dean of VCU’s College of Humanities & Sciences, introduced the event; Clint McCown of VCU’s MFA Program in Creative Writing introduced Adams; and Adams read from her award-winning novel, Harbor (Knopf, 2004). During Adams’s visit, Michaux Dempster of Blackbird spoke with her about the making of Harbor and her transition from journalism to fiction.