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AmazonKindle Books by Garry Barker!

Available now are Copperhead Summer, Rank Strangers, Blue Moon, and Gumbottom; all but Copperhead are newly published books. They are all available for download from Amazon.Com, choose Kindle Store, type in Garry Barker or book title, pay the bill, and a few seconds later you’ll have the complete book. It is a different reading experience. Try a free sample first

Read  “Thanksgiving Visitor”, the fictional version of Garry Barker’s birth in Otway, Ohio, during a flood.

Shown above at Minnie Adkins’ Folk Art Day In The Country,  Garry Barker has spent over 35 years working for and with the artists and craftspeople of Southern Appalachia.  He is a Life Member and past president of the Southern Highland Craft Guild; and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Appalachian Artisans Center

    He was director of the Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen and director of the Berea College Student Crafts Program before coming to Morehead. Barker  received the 2003 Arts & Culture Award from the East Kentucky Leadership Foundation and the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

Read Garry Barker’s poem “My Grandfather Belonged to the Ku Klux Klan,” as used in the new textbook Touching All Bases: A Rhetoric of Self Discovery, published by Kendall/Hunt Publishing, Dubuque, Iowa.

The Jesse Stuart Foundation, regional book publishers, has released a reprint of Mountain Passage and Other Stories, Garry Barker’s 1986 collection of short fiction.

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Wind Publications in Nicholasville, Ky., is an independent publisher whose books include works by Ed McClanahan, Bob Sloan, and others.

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