Dawnie Walton

dawnie walton

Dates: Thursday, Nov 10, 2022 – 

Dawnie Walton, and her debut novel, The Final Revival of Opal & Nev, is the winner of the 2022 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award.  Walton’s work explores identity, place, and the influence of pop culture. Formerly an editor at Essence and Entertainment Weekly, she has received fellowships from MacDowell and Tin House, and holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband.

Sponsor(s): VCU's M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program in partnership with the James Branch Cabell Library Associates and VCU Libraries. Additional sponsors are the VCU Department of English, Barnes & Noble @ VCU and the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences.

Event contact: Department of English, english@vcu.edu