Odetta Wright
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Odetta Wright, a native of Richmond Virginia, is an entrepreneur who uses her talents to help empower others to realize their dreams. She holds a Bachelorís Degree in Rhetoric and Communication Studies from the University of Virginia and a Masterís Degree in Adult Education from the University of Phoenix. She is pleased to be pursuing her second Masterís Degree in Special Education from Regent University. Odetta is passionate about writing, acting and working with youth to provide them with opportunities to develop their talents and abilities.

Even while studying in those halls of academia, Odetta found her passion for playwriting. With over 30 plays and other literary works to her credit, Odetta feels that writing is truly one of her God given talents. Her plays have been performed in various community centers, The Empire Theatre, The Firehouse Theatre and the Carpenter Center in Richmond, Virginia. She also co-wrote a play with Eleanor Earl entitled Father Figure, which was showcased in New York City at Musical Theatreworks. It was also showcased as a Fatherís Day weekend production in Richmond, Virginia.

Odetta has appeared in various plays such as A Raisin in the Sun and Theatre IVís production of Harriet Tubman. She appeared in a one-woman show entitled Old Souls that had its inaugural debut at the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival in Scotland.

Odetta has many interests that are inspired by her writing. Her book, Is Black Love Lost? contains poetry and short stories that focus on varied life themes and experiences from the African-American perspective. It was a featured read in one of the English classes at Hampton University for Fall of 2008. Odetta lives by the meaning behind the acronym L.I.O.N.: Love, Inspire, Order, and Nurture. In all her pursuits, her intentions are clear: ďWriting is a responsibility that must not be taken for granted. For if I choose to inspire others then I must write from the very depths of my soul.Ē

You can contact Ms. Wright via e-mail at odettawright@gmail.com or by sending an e-mail to TimBookTu and it will be forwarded.


Works on TimBookTu by Odetta Wright

Fiction

Emerald Destiny
Getting Back to the Root


Poetry

Don't Be So Cold
Lily


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