Showing posts with label Terry Kay. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Terry Kay. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Appalachian Author, Ron Rash, speaks to students about his book Burning Bright

Ron Rash is a well known writer in our region of the world. He is from Appalachia and writes about Appalachia. His novel, Serena, is a real page turner that I enjoyed. The movie made from his book was changed a good bit. That, of course, was not his fault. Once a writer sells the rights to his book for a film, the film makers can do what they want with it.

Terry Kay, author of  To Dance with the White Dog, says once he sells his rights to his books, he forgets about them because they are no longer his. The new owner can do what he wants. Kay concentrates on his next book.

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Lady-Banks is a devoted reader of books and in her newsletter, she gives us a glimpse of Ron Rash in which he is with students at Washington High School.

The students had the opportunity to talk with Rash, author of “Burning Bright,” which is this year’s National Endowment for the Arts Big Read. 

His remarks and answers to questions are here.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Terry Kay speaks at Byron Herbert Reece Society

If you know of Terry Kay, author of To Dance with the WhiteDog, made into a Hallmark movie, and many other terrific books, you will want to read this eloquent speech he gave at the Byron Herbert Reece Society annual meeting in June. I am delighted that it was printed on the website since I was unable to be there.

Terry Kay speaks to me in his books and in this address he gave to members of the society. I am thrilled to have met him, spoken to him and had him sign one of his books for me. I even have a photo with him.

He is a novelist, but he understands Reece because they share the same background. They both grew up on a farm in Georgia (as did I) and their dreams often developed from behind a mule and a plow. Visit this link to read Kay’s entire speech. Come back and let me know what you think. OK?