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Though risk continues to remain low on campus and erring on the side of caution, Catawba College has postponed the Brady Authors Symposium, scheduled for March 19. The popular event, this year featuring author Salley McAden McInerney, will be rescheduled. On a case-by-case basis, Catawba announced today the delay of College-sponsored in-person events taking place on-campus or off-campus between now and April 12 because of the novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

The college is offering ticket holders these options:
  • You wish for your ticket to be transferred to the rescheduled date.
  • You wish to receive a full refund for ticket cost.
  • You wish to apply your ticket cost as a donation to Catawba College towards the Brady Authors Symposium.

NOTE: All books purchased will be mailed out by the week of March 16th.

Please send your selection from the options below to Mindy Miller, Senior Director of Development, at by March 19, 2020.

Catawba College acts consistently with public health officials' recommendations and the actions taken by many universities and colleges across the country.



2020 Symposium 

The 34th Annual Brady Author's Symposium featuring author Salley McAden McInerney previously set for March 19th has been postponed. Updates and details will be released in the very near future here and directly to those who have registered.

McInerney is the entertaining and accomplished author of Journey Proud and is currently working on her second book. 

new Agenda this year!

  • 11:30am-12:30pm -  Lecture and Q&A

  • 12:30-1:30pm - Luncheon with Author 


Patron Ticket Package


Those who purchase a Patron ticket receive the following:

    1. Admission to the lecture 
    2. Admission to the luncheon 
    3. A copy of Journey Proud by Salley McAden McInerney
    4. A special gift available only at this year's symposium! 


Hedrick Little Theatre (Robertson College-Community Center) at Catawba College


Ticket sales will resume when the event has been rescheduled - please stay tuned! Be sure to join our mailing list for updates!  For more information, call 704-637-4393. 



Salley McAden McInerney is a journalist and freelance writer.  Her columns and stories have won many journalism awards, as well as many Press Association awards for her humor columns, feature writing, and column writing.  She studied fiction writing with novelists Jill McCorkle and Richard Bausch and trained under the tutelage of Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Kathleen Parker. 

In 1989, while at The State, she was a contributing columnist to a series of stories about Hurricane Hugo, which was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in General News Reporting. 

McInerney was raised in Columbia, S.C. and currently lives in northeast Georgia.



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