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24th Annual Literary Festival
Old Dominion University
October 1-5, 2001


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.

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