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Salisbury University
A Maryland University of National Distinction

Department of English

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 Spring 2017 Events

 Wednesday, March 1st at 8pm
MelindaAward-winning author Melinda Moustakis inaugurates this spring’s Writers on the Shore literary series at SU, reading from her works 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in the Worcester Room of the Commons. Moustakis is the author of Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award and a “5 under 35” selection by the National Book Foundation. Her work has appeared in American Short FictionAlaska Quarterly ReviewGrantaKenyon Review and New England Review, among others. Her story “They Find the Drowned” won a PEN/O. Henry Prize. She is the recipient of a Hodder Fellowship from The Lewis Center of the Arts at Princeton University, a National Endowment of the Arts Literature Fellowship in Fiction and a Kenyon Review Fellowship at Kenyon College. Moustakis currently is the Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Residence at George Washington University. Sponsored by the English Department and Writers on the Shore, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6445.

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