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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Karen Salyer McElmurray

Karen McElmurray is an award-winning creative nonfiction author who is well noted for her many essays, novels and short stories. Her work has been supported by numerous grants, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Her most recent novel, The Motel of the Star, was selected as editor’s pick by Oxford American.