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Posted: January 23, 2014
Cara Blue Adams is featured author for ‘Words to Say it’ series

  Cara Blue Adams  
Author Cara Blue Adams, former co-editor of The Southern Review, will read from her work for Coastal Carolina University’s “The Words to Say It” visiting writers series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Adams, assistant professor of English at CCU, is best known for her essays and short stories. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Smith College and an MFA from the University of Arizona, where she also taught creative writing.

Adams work has been featured in journals such as Narrative, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, The Sun and Epoch. She has also been honored with The Kenyon Review Short Fiction Prize and was named one of Narrative's "15 Below 30." Adams worked as co-editor at The Southern Review, the distinguished literary quarterly, from 2011 until June 2013, when she decided to pursue her teaching career at CCU.

The Edwards College is located at 133 Chanticleer Drive W. in Conway. A reception with refreshments will follow the reading.

For more information on this event, contact Joe Oestreich, professor of English, at 843-349-2433 or

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