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The Appalachian Mountains have long been fertile ground for imaginative regional authors. Five well-respected Kentucky authors, Gurney Norman, George Ella Lyon, Crystal Wilkinson, Anne Shelby, and Leatha Kendrick, recently conducted workshops in five rural Eastern Kentucky libraries as part of the Appalachian Circuit Writers Project.

Gurney, Betty Jo, Kaye
Betty Jo, Gurney, Kaye
George Ella Lyon
George Ella Lyon
Crystal Wilkinson
Crystal Wilkinson
Anne Shelby
Anne Shelby
Leatha Kendrick
Leatha Kendrick


Author Location Date
Gurney Norman Wolfe County Public Library May 19, 2007
George Ella Lyon Magoffin County Public Library June 16, 2007
Crystal Wilkinson Morgan County Public Library July 28, 2007
Anne Shelby Menifee County Public Library August 25, 2008
Leatha Kendrick Lee County Public Library September 22, 2007

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Writing selections from workshop participants and the authors were compiled into a book titled "Appalachian Circuit Writers: A Collection of Essays, Poems, Stories." For purchase information, please call or e-mail the AHA.

Appalachian Circuit Writers Book