Glenda Bailey-Mershon

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General Information

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Name: Glenda Bailey-Mershon

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Born: 1949 in Anderson, South Carolina



Illinois Connection

Bailey-Mershon lived in Palatine, Illinois. She received her B.A. at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, her M.S. from Governors State University in University Park, Illinois and her postgraduate work at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Glenda Bailey-Mershon is a writer, editor and historian. She is a native of South Carolina and has lived in the Midwest and the South. She is the author of Sa-co-ni-ge/Blue Smoke: Poems from the Appalachians, Bird Talk: Poems and A History of the American Women's Movement: A Study Guide.

Glenda is a founding member of Jane's Stories Press Foundation’s Writer’s Cooperative and is a former consultant to the Illinois Humanities Council. Jane's Stories Press has released four anthologies.

Published Works

  • The History of the American Women`s Movement, Wild Dove Studio & Press, Inc., 1997
  • Bird Talk: Poems; A History of the American Women’s Movement: A Study Guide, Wild Dove Studio & Press, Inc., 1998
  • Sa-co-ni-ge/Blue Smoke: Poems from the Southern Appalachians, Jane Publications,

Titles at Your Library

Literary Awards

  • 1987 Award of Merit from the Illinois Historical Society

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes, contact publisher:

Jane's Stories Press Foundation

P.O. Box 687

Mt. Prospect, Illinois 60056


External Links

Glenda Bailey-Mershon on WorldCat

Jane's Stories Press Foundation


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