New Anthology Celebrates Delaware Writers

On the Mason-Dixon Line: An Anthology of Contemporary Delaware Writers

    The University of Delaware Press announces the publication of On the Mason-Dixon Line:  An Anthology of Contemporary Delaware Writers edited by Billie Travalini and Fleda Brown. 

    On the Mason-Dixon Line is the first major collection of its kind and contains over fifty poems, short stories, essays, and excerpts from novels and memoirs by writers who live in Delaware, or who have lived in Delaware long enough to have been influenced by its people, cities, beaches, rivers, and farms.

    Among the contributors are well-known authors including Gibbons Ruark, Jeanne Murray Walker, Fleda Brown, Marissa de los Santos, Cruce Stark, Drury Pifer, and Pulitzer Prize winner W.D. Snodgrass.

    Billie Travalini is founding Director of the New Castle Writers’ Conference and a fiction editor for the Journal of Caribbean Literatures.  She also serves as Adjunct Professor at Wilmington University and Lincoln University.

    Fleda Brown is Professor Emerita of the University of Delaware and former Poet Laureate of Delaware.

    The University of Delaware Press will sponsor a program on Tuesday, September 16, 2008, at 4:30 p.m. in the Reserve Room of the Morris Library to celebrate the publication of On the Mason-Dixon Line.  Billie Travalini, Fleda Brown, and others will speak.  The event is also supported by the Office of the Provost, the English Department, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Faculty Senate Committee on Cultural Activities and Public Events, and the University of Delaware Library.  The program which is open to the public will be followed by a reception. The event is open to the public and interested persons can request a printed invitation by sending an email to or by telephone at 302-831-2231.
    On the Mason-Dixon Line will be available for purchase from the University of Delaware Bookstore which will be in attendance both before and after the program.  In addition On the Mason-Dixon Line can be purchased prior to the event at the Bookstore.