Writers on the Shore

Writers on the Shore

Each year the Salisbury University English Department hosts Writers on the Shore, a series of readings by contemporary writers.  Writers on the Shore offers readings by fiction writers, poets, playwrights, memoirists, and a number of other writers.  The series includes established voices and fresh new voices who are emerging in the national writing mileu.  Find out more about this year's Writers on the Shore featured writers by clicking on the links below:

Meredith Davies Hadaway

Meredith Davis Hadaway--February 15, 8:00 p.m.

Meredith Davies Hadaway is the author of two collections of poetry, The River is a Reason (January, 2011) and Fishing Secrets of the Dead (2005), both issued by Word Press in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hadaway has received two Pushcart nominations and fellowships from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts as well as a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award. In addition to publishing poetry in numerous literary journals, she is a frequent contributor of book reviews to Poetry International and serves as poetry editor for The Summerset Review. Hadaway holds an MFA in poetry from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is vice president for college relations & marketing at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, where she also enjoys teaching as an adjunct instructor in English.


Paul Lisicky--March 8:00 p.m.

Paul Lisicky is the author of Lawnboy, Famous Builder, The Burning House (2011) and the forthcoming book Unbuilt Projects (2012). His work has appeared in Ploughshares, The Iowa Review, StoryQuarterly, The Seattle Review, Five Points, Subtropics, Gulf Coast, and many other anthologies and magazines. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he’s the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the James Michener/Copernicus Society, the Henfield Foundation, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where he was twice a fellow. He lives in New York City and Springs, New York, and has taught in the graduate writing programs at Cornell University, Rutgers-Newark, and Sarah Lawrence College. He currently teaches at NYU.


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Nyla Khan--May 3, 8:00 p.m. in The Worcester Room

Dr. Nyla Ali Khan is the granddaughter of Sheik Abdullah, Prime Minister of Kashmir (1948-1953) and one of the most important political figures in the modern history of the Indian subcontinent. Khan is currently Visiting Professor in the Department of English, University of Oklahoma. The title of her talk is "Rethinking Nation and Religion: South Asia and the World." She is the author of The Fiction of Nationality in an Era of Transnationalism (Routledge, 2005) and Islam, Women, and Violence in Kashmir: Between India and Pakistan (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). Khan’s writings have earned critical acclaim from internationally renowned scholars in a range of disciplines, including South Asian studies. Ashis Nandy, Senior Fellow at India’s prestigious Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, and listed in 2008 by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the world’s top hundred public intellectuals, states, “Once a community experiences the trauma of state formation at its expense, its capacity to envision a different kind of political arrangement weakens. Happily, the myth may not have yet gelled in Kashmir. This is where Nyla Khan comes in.”