Mary Ellen Miller, an English professor of WKU, talked about the life and literary talent of her late husband, Jim Wayne Miller, a renowned writer and pioneer of Appalachian Studies and a distinguished and revered teacher that she and Morris Allen Grubbs have written about in the book Every Leaf a Mirror: A Jim Wayne Miller Reader. The event took place in the Kentucky Museum on the evening of February 12, 2015.
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Jim Wayne Miller (1936-1996) was a renowned writer and pioneer of Appalachian Studies and a distinguished and revered teacher among his academic colleagues and students. His wife, Mary Ellen Miller and Morris Allen Grubbs, have compiled selected works from the author’s life which reveal the significance of his artistic talent and contribution to modern Appalachian Literature in “Every Leaf a Mirror: A Jim Wayne Miller Reader.” The book is divided up into poetry, fiction and nonfiction works with an introduction by Robert Morgan and an afterward by Silas House. Mary Ellen Miller, is professor of English at Western Kentucky University and has taught for 51 years since beginning her teaching career in 1963. Come join us to listen to Mary Ellen Miller at the Western Room, first floor, of the Kentucky Building on February 12, 2015 at 7 p.m. This is a WKU swipeable event. For more information call: (270) 745-6121