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Johnson, Fenton

Fenton Johnson

Photo: Pedro Robredo

  • Name(s)
    • Fenton Johnson
    • John Fenton Johnson
  • Date of Birth
    • October 25, 1953
    • Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Tucson, Arizona
  • Education
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Guggenheim Fellowship,
    • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Fellowship
    • Stegner Fellowship in fiction from Stanford University
    • Michener Fellowship from the Iowa Writers Workshop
    • American Library Association (ALA) Award for best LGBT Creative Nonfiction, for Geography of the Heart, 1997
    • Lambda Literary Award for best LGBT Creative Nonfiction, for Geography of the Heart, 1996
    • Lambda Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction, for Keeping Faith
    • Kentucky Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction, for Keeping Faith
  • Employment
    • Professor of Creative Writing, University of Arizona
    • Professor, Spalding University
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Teacher
    • Writer

Johnston, Annie F.

Annie F. Johnston

  • Name(s)
    • Annie F. Johnston
    • Annie Fellows Johnson
    • Annie Fellows
    • Annie Julia Fellows
  • Date of Birth
    • May 15, 1863
    • Evansville, Indiana
  • Date of Death
    • October 5, 1931
    • Pewee Valley, Oldham County, Kentucky
    • Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Evansville, Indiana
  • Residence(s)
    • Evansville, Indiana, 1863-c.1865
    • Hometown: McCutchanville, Indiana, 1865-
    • Arizona, 1901-
    • California
    • Texas, -1910
    • Pewee Valley, Oldham County, Kentucky, 1898-1901, c.1910-1931
  • Employment
    • Private secretary, c.1885-
    • Public school teacher, Evansville, Indiana, c.1882-1885
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Teacher
    • Writer

Jones, Gayl

  • Name(s)
    • Gayl Jones
  • Date of Birth
    • November 23, 1949
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Hometown: Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • New London, Connecticut
    • Providence, Rhode Island
    • Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1975-1983
    • Germany, 1983-1988
  • Education
    • Doctorate, Brown University, 1975
    • M. A. in creative writing, Brown University, 1973
    • B. A. in English, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, 1971
    • Henry Clay High School, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Life Events
    • Married Robert Higgins, c.1976
  • Awards and Recognitions
  • Employment
    • Assistant professor, University of Michigan, 1976
    • Visiting lecturer, University of Michigan, 1975
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Teacher
    • Activist

Jones, Loyal

  • Name(s)
    • Loyal Jones
    • Loyal Edward Jones
  • Date of Birth
    • January 5, 1928
    • Marble, Cherokee County, North Carolina
  • Date of Death
  • Residence(s)
    • Marble, North Carolina
    • Brasstown, North Carolina
    • Berea, Madison County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Union College
    • M.A. in Education, University of North Carolina, 1957
    • B.A., Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, 1954
    • Hayesville North Carolina High School, 1945
  • Life Events
    • Established an annual festival of traditional Appalachian music
    • Established the Appalachian Sound Archive of music, stories, and interviews
    • Served in the United States Navy and Army
  • Awards and Recognition(s)
    • The Loyal Jones Appalachian Center named in his honor, 2008
    • Thomas Wolfe Award, WNC Historical Society
    • Mountain Spirit Award, Christian Appalachian Project
    • Laurel Leave Award, Appalachian Consortium
    • President's Medallion, Berea College
    • Appalachian Educator Award, Carson-Newman College
    • Appalachian Treasure Award, Morehead State University
    • Cratis D. William Appalachian Service Award, Appalachian Studies Association
    • Award of Special Merit, Berea College Alumni Association
    • Service to Appalachia and Berea College Award, Berea College Appalachian Fund
    • Outstanding Contributor to Appalachian Literature and Culture Award, Appalachian Writers Association
    • Denny Plattner Award for Poetry, Appalachian Heritage
    • Special W.D. Weatherford Award, Berea College
    • Service Award, Berea College
    • Jim Wayne Miller Award, Hazard Community College
    • Culture and Arts Award, East Kentucky Leadership Foundation
    • W.D. Weatherford Award for Faith & Meaning in the Southern Uplands, Berea College
    • Willie Parker Peace History Book Award, North Carolina Society of Historians
  • Employment
    • Director of the Appalachian Center (now the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center), Berea College, 1970-1993
    • Associate then Executive Director of the Council of the Southern Mountains, Berea, Kentucky
    • Teacher, Jefferson County Public Schools, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Educator
    • Writer
    • Humorist

Jones, Marcia Thornton

  • Name(s)
    • Marcia Thornton Jones
  • Date of Birth
    • July 15, 1958
    • Joliet, Illinois
  • Residence(s)
    • Hometown: Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky (since 1963)
  • Education
    • Henry Clay High School, 1976
    • BA in Education, University of Kentucky, 1980
    • MA in Education, Georgetown College, 1987
  • Awards
    • Listed as a top 100 children's book author
    • ELBA Award for Wizards Don't Use Computers, 1997
    • ELBA Award for Godzilla Ate My Homework, 2000
    • Milner Award Winner, 2002
    • Golder Archer Winner for Champ, 2008
    • KIND Children's Honor Book for Champ, 2008
    • Maud Hart Lovelace Award winner for Champ, 2010
    • Surrey Book of the Year Nominee for Champ, 2010
    • KY Bluegrass Award Nominee for Ratfink, 2012
  • Employment
    • Fayette County Public Schools
    • Carnegie Center for Learning and Literacy
  • Occupation(s)
    • Teacher
    • Author
    • Editor