Katie Letcher Lyle

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Katie Letcher Lyle

Katie Letcher Lyle is the author of over twenty books including poetry, novels, historical non-fiction, and nature books, as well as many articles and two plays. Her short fiction has appeared in many magazines, including Viva, Shendandoah, and The Virginia Quarterly Review.

A writer, teacher, folksinger, and speaker, she taught 25 years at Southern Seminary College, has taught intermittently in the graduate Writing Program at Hollins University, and been adjunct professor at Washington and Lee University, Mary Baldwin College, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Since 1983 she has taught more than 250 Elderhostels at several Virginia colleges, including courses in creative writing, Virginia folklore and folklife, and Virginia history. She is the mother of a son and a daughter. She has been active in organizations that serve the handicapped, and has served for over a decade on the Rockbridge Area Hospice Board, where she is also an active volunteer. She lives in Lexington, Virginia.

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