George Ella Lyon- Kentucky's Poet Laureate



An evening with Kentucky's Poet Laureate 2015-16

George Ella Lyon

Wednesday March 28th 5:00 - 6:30

Grand Reading Room

Crabbe Library

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). Originally from the mountains of Kentucky, Lyon 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.


Refreshments will be provided by the Appalachian Studies Program