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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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George Ella Lyon

George Ella Lyon

1949–

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(p.405) George Ella Lyon
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Writing Appalachia
Author(s):
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0060

Born in Harlan, Kentucky, George Ella Lyon began writing in the third grade and playing guitar in the eighth grade. As an adult, after establishing herself as a poet, Lyon was recruited to her well-known role as children’s author by influential children’s book editor Richard Jackson. In addition, Lyon is a novelist, playwright, essayist, and musician. Using word and song, she advocates for social and environmental justice. After teaching and serving as a writer in residence for many years, Lyon conducts writing workshops for children and adults throughout Appalachia....

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