Karen Salyer McElmurray, 24th Annual ODU Literary Festival

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center

Author/Artist Bio

Karen Salyer McElmurray is Writer-in-Residence at Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia. Her first book was a novel entitled Strange Birds in the Tree of Heaven (October, 1999, Hill Street Press) and her memoir, forthcoming in March from Hill Street, is Mother of the Disappeared: An Appalachian Birth Mother's Journey. McElmurray has received grants from the NEA and the Kentucky Foundation for Women. This summer she received the Lillie Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing.


McElmurray read on Friday, October 5, 2001 at 4:00 p.m.

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