Holladay will discuss themes of sisterhood in her work and in writing in general.
Writers and those interested in short fiction will enjoy this evening. Over 100 of her stories and essays have appeared in journals and anthologies of the highest regard including the Kenyon Review, New Stories from the South, Oxford American, Tin House, and many more.
Brides in the Sky: Stories and a Novella is Cary Holladay’s eighth volume of fiction. Much of her work is inspired by history and folklore, and she also explores contemporary subjects. She won an O. Henry Prize for “Merry-Go-Sorry,” a story about the West Memphis Three. She has received literary fellowships from the Tennessee Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. A native of Virginia, she teaches creative writing at the University of Memphis.