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Writers on the Shore

For more than thirty years the Writers on the Shore series has showcased emerging and established writers on the Delmarva Peninsula and has provided a venue for spirited and entertaining celebrations of fiction and poetry with an occasional scholarly lecture tailored to a general audience.  We have been honored over the years to have presented such writers as Raymond Carver, Robert Bly, Mary Oliver, David Bradley, Robert Stone, Lee K. Abbott, John T. Irwin, Milton R. Stern, Richard Ford, Hershel Parker, Grace Paley, Tama Janowitz, Elizabeth Spires, Madison Smartt Bell, Nyla Ali Khan, Carol Frost, James Welch, Jeffrey Skinner, Sarah Gorham, Richard Peabody, Carlos Fuentes, and John Barth, among many others.

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Upcoming Fall 2017 Events

 Wednesday, October 18th at 8pm
Erin AndersonMultimedia storyteller Erin Anderson continues this fall’s Writers on the Shore literary series at Salisbury University, reading from her works 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 18, in the Worcester Room of the Commons. Anderson is an audio producer and assistant professor in the Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh’s English Department. Her work spans genres and platforms including narrative audio, multimedia nonfiction, and gallery installations.

She is the author and producer of What Hadn’t Happened, winner of The Atavist’s 2013 Digital Storymakers Award, and Our Time Is Up, recipient of the 2016 Sarah Lawrence College International Audio Fiction Award. She also recently developed an audio installation for the Smithsonian Institution’s ACC Creativity and Innovation Festival. Anderson has published scholarly essays and multimedia works in several journals of writing, performance, and digital culture, including Liminalities, Enculturation, Reconstruction and Kairos. Her co-authored chapter (with Dr. Trisha N. Campbell), “Ethics in the Making,” will appear in Making Things and Drawing Boundaries: Experiments in the Digital Humanities, forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press. Her website can be found at

Sponsored by the English Department and Writers on the Shore.

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