Alicia Defonzo

4040 Batten Arts & Letters
Norfolk, 23529

M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Old Dominion University, (2014)

M.A. in English, Old Dominion University, (2007)

B.A. in Mass Communications, University of South Florida, (2001)


Banned Books, Post-Apocalyptic Literature, Pop Culture Writing, Study Abroad: Food and Cultural Identity, Animal Rights and Welfare, Study Abroad: Harry Potter
Creative Writing
Nonfiction narrative


DeFonzo, A. "Twisting Facts to Suit Theories": In Defense of Sherlock . Urbinoir 2019.
Defonzo, A. (2018). "The Letters". 0-Dark-Thirty: The Review.
Defonzo, A. (2017). "France in June". War, Literature, and The Arts 29.
Defonzo, A. (2014). "Sunday". Extract(s) Anthology II.
Defonzo, A. (2014). "The Camps". The Montreal Review.


(May , 2018). “Retracing the Past through the Present” Keynote/Plenary Address Norfolk, VA.
(April , 2018). "Muggles Abroad" Other "With Good Reason" National.
(November , 2017). Veterans Day Edition Reading of Creative Work/Performance "Hearsay with Cathy Lewis" Norfolk, VA.
(October , 2015). "Fire is Catching: Censorship and The Hunger Games" Keynote/Plenary Address Banned Books Week Norfolk, VA.
(October , 2015). Banned Books Lecture Institute for Learning in Retirement .
(May , 2015). How to Save Animals and Stir Students Lecture Faculty Summer Service Learning Institute .
(September , 2014). Burn the Books: The Fight for Free Expression Keynote/Plenary Address Constitution and Citizenship Day .
Defonzo, A. (February 22, 2012). Banned Books: What you Weren’t Allowed to Read in Public School Last Lecture Series Norfolk, VA.
Defonzo, A. (September 27, 2011). Banned Books: Sex, Lies, and Wizards Honors College Lecture Norfolk, VA.
Defonzo, A. (June 17, 2011). Wild About Harry! Growing Up with the Boy Wizard Hearsay with Cathy Lewis .
  • 2017: Shining Star Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2016: Arts and Letters, Interdisciplinary Award nominee, Old Dominion University
  • 2016: Arts and Letters, Stern Award nominee, Old Dominion University
  • 2016: Shining Star Award, ODU
  • 2015: Shining Star Award, ODU
  • 2014: Most Inspiring Faculty, Arts and Letters, ODU
  • 2014: Most Inspiring Faculty, University, ODU
  • 2014: Gettysburg Review Conference Award in Nonfiction, Gettysburg Review
  • 2014: University Graduate Student Travel Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2011: Shining Star Award,
  • 2010: Shining Star Award,
  • 2009: Shining Star Award,