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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


(p.405) George Ella Lyon
Writing Appalachia
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
University Press of Kentucky

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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