Fall Writing Series: George Ella Lyon & Diane Gilliam
(Performing Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, ...))
George Ella Lyon has published award-winning books for readers of all ages, and her poem, "Where I'm From," has been used as a model by teachers around the world. Recent titles include "She Let Herself Go" (poems) and the following picture books: "Which Side Are You On? The Story of a Song" and "All the Water in the World" (both CCBC Choices), "The Pirate of Kindergarten" (Schneider Award) and "You and Me and Home Sweet Home" (Jane Addams Honor). more information...
Originally from the mountains of Kentucky, Lyon was the Kentucky Poet Laureate from 2015-2016. She works as a freelance writer and teacher based in Lexington, where she lives with her husband, writer and musician Steve Lyon. They have two grown sons.
Diane Gilliam is the author of the lyric narrative "Dreadful Wind & Rain" and three collections of poetry: "Kettle Bottom," "One of Everything" and the chapbook "Recipe for Blackberry Cake." She is the recipient of the Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing, a Pushcart Prize and the Gift of Freedom literary prize from the A Room of Her Own Foundation.
Afternoon Conversation: 3 p.m., LookOut! Gallery, Snyder Hall
Reading (with 2017 Benvenuto High School Poetry Competition winners): 7 p.m., RCAH Theater
Reception following, LookOut! Gallery, Snyder Hall.