Published: January 24, 2018
On Tuesday, Feb. 6, The University of Tampa's Writers at the University series continues with a reading by fiction author Cary Holladay. The reading begins at 7 p.m. in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 310 North Blvd., and is free and open to the public.
Holladay is the author of seven volumes of fiction, including Horse People: Stories, The Deer in the Mirror, The Quick-Change Artist: Stories and The Palace of Wasted Footsteps: Stories, and more than 80 of her stories and essays have appeared in journals and anthologies. Her awards include fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her 1999 story, Merry-Go-Sorry, based on the West Memphis Three murder case, was selected by Stephen King for an O. Henry Award.
Holladay grew up in Virginia and Pennsylvania. She earned an A.B. at The College of William and Mary and an M.A. at the Pennsylvania State University, where she studied fiction writing with the novelists Robert C. S. Downs, Thomas Rogers and Paul West, and poetry with John Balaban and John Haag. Holladay is a professor of English at the University of Memphis.
For more information, contact Donald Morrill, Dana professor of English and associate dean of graduate and continuing studies, at email@example.com.