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McCafferty, Barbara Taylor

Barbara Taylor McCafferty

  • Name(s)
    • Barbara Taylor McCafferty
    • Taylor McCafferty
    • Pseudonym: Tierney McClellan
  • Date of Birth
    • October 15, 1946
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Estero, Florida
  • Education
    • B. A. magna cum laude, University of Louisville, 1980
    • Valley High School, Louisville
  • Life Events
    • Has an identical twin sister, Beverly June Taylor Herald
    • Married Richard Clark Taylor, two sons one daughter, divorced
    • Married John Alexander McCafferty, 1982
  • Employment
    • Writer
    • Art Director and Copywriter, Schneider, Demuth Advertising, Louisville, 1980-1988
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Editor
    • Art Director

McClanahan, Ed

  • Name(s)
    • Ed McClanahan
    • Edward Poage McClanahan
  • Date of Birth
    • October 5, 1932
    • Brooksville, Bracken County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Brooksville, Bracken County, Kentucky
    • Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky, -1948
    • Corvallis, Oregon, 1958-1962
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • M. A. in English, University of Kentucky, 1958
    • Attended Stanford University for graduate studies in English, 1955-1956
    • B. A. in English, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1955
  • Life Events
    • Founder and chairman of the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana Writers' Roundtable
    • Married Katherine Andrews, 1957; three children
    • Married Cia White, 1975; two children
    • Married Hilda [McClanahan?]
  • Awards and Recognitions 
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, 2019
    • Wallace Stegner Fellowship, Stanford University, 1962-1963
    • Received two Yaddo fellowships
    • Al Smith Fellowship
  • Employment
    • Visiting Lecturer, Northern Kentucky University, 1979-1980
    • Professor, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, 1973-1976
    • University of Kentucky, 1972-1973, and later guest-lecturerships
    • Jones Lecturer, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1962-1972
    • Taught composition and creative writing, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 1958-1962
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Teacher
    • Writer

McCoy, Jay

Jay McCoy

  • Name(s)
    • Jay McCoy
  • Date of Birth
    • Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, 2014
    • Massage Therapy, Cincinnati School of Medical Massage, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2007
    • M.A.Ed in Educational Administration, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, 1991
    • B.A. in English and Biology, Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, 1989
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Nominated for a Pushcart Prize for "Distinguishing Characteristics in Four Polaroids" from The Occupation, 2016
  • Employment
    • Freelance Writer and Editor, 2014-present
    • Writing Instructor, Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning, Lexington, Kentucky, 2012-present
    • General Manager and Bookseller, Morris Book Shop, 2012-2017
    • Proposal Manager, ResCare, 2013-2014
    • Executive Vice-President, Bestaff Arcadia, 2007-2012
    • Project Manager, trustaff, 2004-2007
    • Recruiter, Travel Nursing, Allied Health Group, 2001-2004
    • IT Recruiter, Maxim Group / Allegis Group, 1999-2001
    • Store Manager, Gap, 1995-1999
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Teacher
    • Writer

McCurry, Christopher

  • Name(s)
    • Christopher McCurry
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
    • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Valvoline Teacher Achievement Award from The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc., 2021
    • Nominated for two Pushcart Prizes
    • Nearly Perfect Photograph named a Best Book of 2016 by NPR
  • Employment
    • English Teacher, Lafayette High School, Lexington, Kentucky, c.2011-present
  • Occupation(s) /Field(s) of Activity
    • Teacher
    • Educator
    • Writer
    • Poet
    • Publisher

McDaniel, Karen Cotton

Karen Cotton McDaniel

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  • Name(s)
    • Karen Cotton McDaniel
    • Karen Jean Cotton
  • Date of Birth
    • November 16, 1950
    • Newark, New Jersey
  • Residence(s)
    • Newark, New Jersey
    • Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Ph.D. in History, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • Women's Studies Certificate, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • M.L.S., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1975
    • B.S. in Business Administration, Berea College, 1973
  • Life Events
    • Married Rodney McDaniel, three children
    • Organizations
      • HBCU Library Alliance Board
      • 1890 Library Deans/Directors Association
      • Southeastern Library Network Board of Directors
      • Women's History Coalition of Kentucky
      • American Historical Association
      • Association for the Study of African American Life and History
      • Association of Black Women Historians
      • National Women's Studies Association
      • Kentucky Historical Society
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Kentucky Historical Society Publication Award for Kentucky African-American Encyclopedia, 2016
    • Thomas D. Clark Medallion Book Award for Kentucky African-American Encyclopedia, 2015
    • Carter G. Woodson Lecturer, University of Kentucky, 2001-2002
    • Distinguished Alumna Award, University of Kentucky School of Library and Information Science, 1999
    • Named in Who's Who in the South and Southwest
    • Named in Who's Who Among African Americans
  • Employment
    • Professor Emeritus, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, Kentucky
    • Director of Libraries, Kentucky State Library, Frankfort Kentucky, 1989-2005
    • Assistant Professor, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, 2010-2011
    • Visiting Professor, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, 2007-2010
    • Progress Coordinator, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, 1985-1989
    • Law Librarian, Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, 1983-1985
    • Assistant Librarian, Kentucky State University, 1975-1983
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Professor
    • Educator
    • Librarian
    • Writer
    • Editor

McDonald, Andrew T.

Andrew T. McDonald

  • Name(s)
    • Andrew McDonald
    • Andrew T. McDonald
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Los Angeles, California
    • Berea, Madison County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Masters in Public Administration, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  • Life Events
  • Employment
    • Reporter/Columnist/Researcher, Richmond Register and KYNews.org, Berea, Kentucky, 2006-present
    • Journalist, Lexington Herald-Leader
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Journalist
    • Writer

McDonald, Verlaine Stoner

Verlaine Stoner McDonald

Photo: Berea College

  • Name(s)
    • Dr. Verlaine McDonald
    • Verlaine Stoner McDonald
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Sheridan County, Montana
    • Seattle, Washington
    • Washington, D.C.
    • Los Angeles, California
    • Berea, Madison County, Kentucky, 1995-present
  • Education
    • Ph.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    • M.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A., Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington
  • Life Events
  • Employment
    • Professor of Communication, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, 1995-present
    • Professor, Seattle Pacific University
    • Assistant Lecturer, University of Southern California
    • High School Teacher, Northern California
    • Office Manager, Washington D.C.
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Professor
    • Teacher
    • Writer

McElmurray, Karen Salyer

  • Name(s)
    • Karen Salyer McElmurray
    • Karen McElmurray
  • Date of Birth
    • September 12, 1956
    • Topeka, Kansas
  • Residence(s)
    • Topeka, Kansas
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky
    • Berea, Madison County, Kentucky
    • Charlottesville, Virginia
    • Hollins, University
    • Athens, Georgia
  • Education
    • Ph.D. in American Literature, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 1997
    • M.A. in English and Writing, Hollins University, Hollins, Virginia, 1989
    • M.F.A. in Fiction, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1986
    • B.A. in Philosophy and Literature, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, 1980
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions (selected)
    • Emory and Henry College Fall Conference Honoree, 2014
    • Annie Dillard Award for essay, "Strange Tongues" in The Bellingham Review, 2013
    • Distinguished Alumni Award, Berea College, 2013
    • Novel of the Year Award, Lit Life, for The Motel of the Stars, 2009
    • Nominee, Weatherford Award for Fiction for The Motel of the Stars, 2009
    • Georgia Author of the Year Award for Memoir for Surrendered Child: A Birth Mother's Journey, 2005
    • Appalachian Book of the Year Award, Appalachian Writers Association, for Surrendered Child: A Birth Mother's Journey, 2005
    • Finalist, Shenandoah Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers, 2005
    • National Book Critics Circle Notable Book for Surrendered Child: A Birth Mother's Journey, 2005
    • Kentucky Educational Television (KET) Book Club Selection for Strange Birds in the Tree of Heaven, 2005
    • Award in Creative Nonfiction, Association of Writers and Writing Programs, 2003
    • Lillie Chaffin Award for Appalachian Literature, Morehead State University, 2001
    • Nominee, Pushcart Prize for "June 23, 1973" in Turnings: Transformations in Women's Lives, 2001
    • James A. Huston Excellence in Scholarship Award, Lynchburg College, 2000
    • Nominee, Pushcart Prize for "The Logic of Angels" in The Alaska Quarterly Review, 1994
    • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Fellowship in Literature, 1993
    • James Purdy Prize for Fiction, 1989
    • Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council
    • Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women
  • Employment
    • Teacher, Low Residency Program, West Virginia Wesleyan College
    • Writer-In-Residence, Hollins University, Hollins, Virginia, Waleska, Georgia
    • Creative Writing Faculty, Reinhardt University,
    • Visiting Associate Professor, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvannia, 2015-2016
    • Editor
      • Arts & Letters
      • Prism
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Teacher
    • Editor

McMeekin, Clark

Clark McMeekin

  • Education
  • Employment
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity

McMeekin, Isabel McLennan

  • Name(s)
    • Isabel McLennan McMeekin
    • Clark McMeekin (joint pseudonym with Dorothy Park Clark)
  • Date of Birth
    • November 19, 1895
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • September 4, 1973
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    • Westover School, Middlebury, Connecticut
  • Life Events
    • Member and Director of the Filson Club of Louisville
    • Member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
    • Married Samuel H. McMeekin, 1921
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Julia Ellsworth Ford Foundation Award for Journey Cake, 1942
  • Employment
    • Pine Mountain Settlement School, Harlan County, Kentucky, 1919
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Playwright

McQueen, Keven

  • Name(s)
    • Keven McQueen
  • Date of Birth
    • Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky
    • Berea, Madison County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • M.A. in English, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, 1991
    • B.A. in English, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, 1989
  • Life Events
  • Employment
    • Instructor, Department of English and Theater, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, 1989-present
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Teacher
    • Writer

McWilliams, Lucas

Lucas McWilliams

  • Name(s)
    • Lucas McWilliams
  • Date of Birth
    • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Residence(s)
    • Garrard County, Kentucky
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer

McWilliams, Sophia

Sophia McWilliams

  • Name(s)
    • Sophia McWilliams
  • Date of Birth
    • Missouri
  • Residence(s)
    • Berea, Madison County, Kentucky
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • Garrard County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • B.A., Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, [2022]
    • Garrard County High School, Garrard County, Kentucky, 2018
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Regional Scholastic Writing Gold Key Awards
    • Regional Scholastic Writing Silver Key Awards
  • Employment
    • Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Student
    • Writer
    • Speaker