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Wilkes, J. D.

J. D> Wilkes

  • Name(s)
    • J. D. Wilkes
    • Joshua D. Wilkes
  • Date of Birth
    • April 18, 1972
    • Baytown, Texas
  • Residence(s)
    • Baytown, Texas
    • Hometown: Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • B.A. in Studio Art, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Is a Kentucky Colonel
  • Employment
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Musician
    • Writer

J.D.'s Tasteless Chill Tonic, Legendary Shack Shakers, 1996

"Go Hog Wild b/w She's Gone Haywire" 45, Legendary Shack Shakers, 1997

Hunkerdown With Those Legendary Shack Shakers, Legendary Shack Shakers, 1998

Tomahawk, Tomahawk, 2001

Dressed in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash, with Hank Williams III, 2001

Sharp Dressed Men: A Tribute to ZZ Top, with Hank Williams III, 2002

Cockadoodledon't, Legendary Shack Shakers, 2003

Believe, Legendary Shack Shakers, 2004

Pandelirium, Legendary Shack Shakers, 2006

"No Such Thing b/w Born Again Again" 45, 2006

"Cock o' the Walk b/w Devil's Prayerbook" 45 The Dixiecrats, 2006

The Bluegrass Sessions, Merle Haggard

Swampblood, Legendary Shack Shakers, 2007

The Dirt Daubers, The Dirt Daubers, 2009

True Blood Soundtrack Season One, 2009

Twistable, Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein, with Todd Snider, 2010

AgriDustrial, Legendary Shack Shakers, 2010

Wake Up, Sinners, The Dirt Daubers, 2011

Kitchen Tapes, 2012

Wild Moon, J.D. Wilkes and The Dirt Daubers, 2013

Dump Road EP, Legendary Shack Shakers, 2014

Go Hog Wild/Tickle Your Innards 45, Legendary Shack Shakers, 2015

The Southern Surreal, Legendary Shack Shakers, 2015

Cattle in the Cane, with Charlie Stamper, 2015

After You've Gone, Legendary Shack Shakers, 2017

Fire Dream, Solo Album, 2018

Wilkinson, Crystal

Crystal Wilkinson

  • Name(s)
    • Crystal Wilkinson
  • Date of Birth
    • 1962
    • Hamilton, Ohio
  • Residence(s)
    • Indian Creek, Bourbon County, Kentucky
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky, 2003
    • B.A. in Journalism, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, 1985
  • Life Events
    • Founding member of the Affrilachian Poets
  • Awards and Recognitions, selected
    • Named Kentucky Poet Laureate, 2021-2022
    • USA Artist Fellowship Recipient, 2020
    • Appalachian Heritage Writer's Award for The Birds of Opulence, 2019
    • Finalist for the John Dos Passos Prize for The Birds of Opulence, 2019
    • Nominated for a Pushcart Prize
    • Judy Gaines Young Book Award for The Birds of Opulence, 2017
    • Weatherford Award for Appalachian Fiction for The Birds of Opulence, 2017
    • 10th Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for The Birds of Opulence, 2016
    • Named Southerner of the Year by Southern Living Magazine, 2016
    • Appalachian Book of the Year in Fiction Award for The Birds of Opulence, 2016
    • Short List Finalist for The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Water Street, 2003
    • Long List Finalist for The Orange Prize for Fiction for Water Street, 2003
    • Paul and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Literature for Blackberries, Blackberries, 2002
    • Blackberries, Blackberries Named Best Debut Fiction by Today's Librarian Magazine, 2001
  • Employment
    • Associate Professor of English, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • Taught Creative Writing at Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky, 2007-2013
    • Taught Creative Writing at Indiana University-Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana, 2004-2007
    • Writer-in-Residence, Appalachian College Association, Cumberland College in Princeton, Kentucky, Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky, and Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, 2004
    • Taught Creative Writing at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, 2002-2003
    • Taught at the Governor's School for the Arts, Lexington, Kentucky, 1997-2001, 2008
    • Assistant Director for the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, Lexington, Kentucky, 1997
    • Public Information Officer and Community Relations Manager, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, 1989-1995
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Poet
    • Writer
    • Teacher
    • Professor

Willcutt, J. Robert

J. Robert Willcutt

  • Name(s)
    • J. Robert Willcutt
    • Bob Willcutt
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • M.A. in Social Work, University of Kentucky, Lexington, 1973
  • Life Events
  • Employment
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Musician
    • Business Owner
    • Writer
    • Photographer

Williams, Lowell Allen

Lowell Allen Williams

  • Name(s)
    • Lowell Allen Williams
    • Lowell A. Williams
    • Al Williams
  • Date of Birth
    • January 3, 1907
    • Elmer, Macon County, Missouri
  • Date of Death
    • March 24, 1995
    • Carlisle, Nicholas County, Kentucky
    • Buried in the Cunningham Memorial Garden, Cunningham, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Elmer, Macon County, Missouri
    • Walnut Creek, Macon County, Missouri
    • La Plata, Macon County, Missouri
    • Fulton, Fulton County, Kentucky
    • Paducah, McCraken County, Kentucky
    • Carlisle, Nicholas County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Missouri Valley College
    • LaPlata High School, LaPlata, Missouri, 1926
  • Life Events
    • Married Gladys Lovelace Williams, 1935; two children
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Named Kentucky Poet Laureate, 1956
  • Employment
    • Teacher, Creative Writing and Landscape Gardening, West Kentucky Vocation School, Paducah, Kentucky
    • Inspector, Martin Marietta
    • Engineer, Oak Ridge Atomic Plant
    • Engineer, Kentucky Ordnance Works
    • Various: radio entertainer, dock worker, laborer, life guard, locomotive fireman
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Engineer
    • Poet
    • Teacher

Williams, Michael

  • Name(s)
    • Michael Williams
  • Date of Birth
    • December 17, 1952
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Vermont
    • New York
    • New Jersey
    • Wisconsin
    • Ireland
    • England
  • Education
    • Ph.D., Humanistic Studies, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 2007
    • M.A., English Language and Literature, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
    • B.A., English Language and Literature, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
  • Life Events
  • Employment
    • Teaches Humanities and Liberal Arts, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 1986-present
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Gamer

Dragonlance is a fantasy world that was originally created as a setting for Dungeons & Dragons, a tabletop role-playing game. Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman wrote the original storyline, followed by numerous other authors who have contributed short stories, novels, and histories that span the years before, during, and after the main events. Michael Williams has contributed several novels, short stories, and poems to the franchise. His novels are listed below, and a complete record of his contributions can be found at the Wikipedia List of Dragonlance Novels.

Williams, Sheila

Sheila Williams

Photo: AALBC.com

  • Name(s)
    • Sheila Williams
    • Sheila J. Williams
  • Date of Birth
    • [1948]
    • Columbus, Ohio
  • Residence(s)
    • Columbus, Ohio
    • Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
    • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • The Secret Women named a Top Summer 2020 Beach Read Pick by Time Magazine and Parade, 2020
  • Employment
    • Legal secretary
    • Corporate paralegal
    • Mutual fund product manager
    • Worked in various law firms
    • Worked for a Fortune 500 corporation
    • Worked for two banks
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Librettist
    • Paralegal

Wilson, Angene

Angene Wilson

  • Name(s)
    • Angene Wilson
    • Angene Hopkins Wilson
  • Date of Birth
    • January 3, 1939
    • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Residence(s)
    • Cleveland, Ohio
    • Monrovia, Liberia
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, 1961
  • Life Events
    • Served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia, 1962-1964
    • Married Jack Wilson
  • Employment
    • Professor Emerita of Education, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 29 years
      • Chair of the secondary social studies program
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Professor
    • Teacher
    • Writer

Wilson, Mike

Mike Williams

  • Name(s)
    • Mike Wilson
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Chaffin/Kash Prize from the Kentucky State Poetry Society, 2019
  • Employment
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer

Wilson, S. G.

S. G. Wilson

  • Name(s)
    • S. G. Wilson
    • Steve Wilson
    • Stephen Geoffrey Wilson
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky
    • Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky
    • New York
    • Austin, Texas
  • Education
    • B.A. in English and Journalism, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
  • Life Events
  • Employment
    • Freelance Writer
    • Writer and Contributor, 1996-present
      • New York Times
      • GQ Magazine
      • Entertainment Weekly
      • Newsweek
      • Travel & Leisure
      • Smithsonian
      • Salon
      • Village Voice
    • Editor of Publications, St. Edward's University, 2006-2010
    • Assistant Editor, Cowles Business Media, 1993-1996
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Journalist
    • Editor

Wiser, Steve

Steve Wiser

  • Name(s)
    • Steve Wiser
    • Stephen A. Wiser
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • B.A. in Architecture, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1980
    • St. Xavier High School
  • Life Events
    • Co-Founder of the Street Banner Program
    • President of the Louisville Historical League for three terms
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Oberwarth Award from Kentucky's AIA (American Institute of Architects)
    • Recognized as a "Fellow" of the AIA, 2017
  • Employment
    • Architect, JRA Architects
    • Senior Project Architect, META Associates, 2000-2006
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Architect
    • Writer
    • Speaker