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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Glenda Bailey-Mershon  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT 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.

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-- *1987 Award of Merit from the Illinois Historical Society