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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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Karen Salyer McElmurray

Karen Salyer McElmurray


(p.700) Karen Salyer McElmurray
Writing Appalachia
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
University Press of Kentucky

Born in Topeka, Kansas, where her father was serving in the air force, Karen Salyer McElmurray has deep Kentucky roots, with family connections to Floyd and Johnson Counties. The first person in her family to attend college, McElmurray earned a BA from Berea College, an MFA from the University of Virginia, an MA from Hollins University, and a PhD from the University of Georgia. McElmurray left a tenure-track position at a university—an uncommon step for an academic—to teach writing in more varied settings and to pursue a career as an author of fiction and nonfiction and as an anthologist....

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