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Young Ray Hicks Learns the Jack Tales

Lynn Salsi

ISBN 10: 0970652755 / ISBN 13: 9780970652751
Published by Forza Renea
Condition: VERY GOOD Hardcover
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Title: Young Ray Hicks Learns the Jack Tales

Publisher: Forza Renea

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:VERY GOOD

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Ray Hicks was America's most celebrated master storyteller. In the 70s and 80s he was the inspiration for the revival of storytelling in the United States. His gift for yarn spinning past to him, through generations of Hicks and Harmons, all the way back to the 1770s. He was known throughout the world for saving his grandfather's and great grandfather's traditional tales about a boy named Jack. Ray experienced twenty-five years as a the star of the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, TN. The crowds loved hearing his Appalachian dialect, although Ray often commented that he suffered from "Stage Fever."

This book was written from a collection of childhood stories that Ray told the author.

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Lynn Salsi earned an MA and MFA in creative writing from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She is the author of 18 books and 10 plays. In 2009 she was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for The Life and Times of Ray Hicks, Keeper of the Jack Tales. Other awards include the North Carolina Historian of the Year, the Jacqueline Lougheed World Understanding Lecturer (International Alpha Delta Kappa), an American Library Association Notable Book Award, eight Willie Parker Peace History Book Awards, a Stars and Flags gold medal, and a silver medal from the Military Writers Society of America. She is taking a break from her college teaching assignments to complete two books.

Lynn's expertise includes the Jack Tales and mountain culture. Her ongoing research about Appalachian story origins has taken her to 18 countries. Her forthcoming book New Age of Storytelling: Narrative Across Media will be released this fall. She writes popular fiction, children s books, and literary non-fiction. In a former life, she was executive director (and playwright) of a youth touring theater.

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