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English
Holloway Hall

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

An Evening with Richard Ford
Wednesday, April 23, Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center, 8 p.m.

fordRichard 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 2000.

Photo: Laura Wilson

 


Matt Kirkpatrick: A Reading in Celebration of the Publication of Scarab
Monday, May 5, Commons, Worcester Room, 8 p.m.
Kirkpatrick 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. 410-543-6250.  jpwenke@salisbury.edu.

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