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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Holladay Continues SU Writers on the Shore Series Apr. 1

Cary HolladaySALISBURY, MD---Author Cary Holladay continues Salisbury University’s Writers on the Shore series 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the Montgomery Room of the Commons.

A professor of English at the University of Memphis and director of its River City Writers Series, Holladay is the author of seven volumes of fiction. They include Horse People: Stories; The Deer in the Mirror, winner of the Ohio State University Prize in Short Fiction; A Fight in the Doctor’s Office; The Quick-Change Artist: Stories; Mercury; The Palace of Wasted Footsteps; and The People Down South.

A former Salisbury resident, she also has begun writing a novel about the pirate Blackbeard.

Holladay has been a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Wichita State University. She has received fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Tennessee Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts. Her story “Merry-Go-Sorry,” based on the 1994 West Memphis Three murder trials and published in Alaska Quarterly Review, won an O. Henry Prize.

Sponsored by the English Department and Writers on the Shore, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU website at

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