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.
Upcoming Spring 2014 Events
with Richard Ford
Wednesday, April 23,
Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center, 8 p.m.
Ford will read from his work on Wednesday, April
23 at 8 p.m. in the Wicomico Room of the
Guerrieri University Center. Ford ranks among a
short list of America’s preeminent contemporary
novelists and short story writers.
Independence Day (1995) won the Pulitzer
Prize and the Pen/Faulkner Award. His most
recent novel, Canada (2012), is without
question a masterpiece. Ford will be making his
third appearance in the Writers on the Shore
series. His previous visits were in 1988 and
Photo: Laura Wilson
Matt Kirkpatrick: A Reading in Celebration of
the Publication of Scarab
Monday, May 5, Commons, Worcester Room, 8 p.m.
is the author of Light without Heat and
The Exiles. His writing appeared in
Denver Quarterly, the Notre Dame Review,
Five Chapters and elsewhere. He earned
his Ph.D. at the University of Utah and is an
assistant professor of English at North Central
College in Naperville, IL.
All events are free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact John Wenke, Department of
English, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD 21801.