Interview with Anne Shelby, October 22, 1997

Project: Kentucky Writers Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Shelby begins the interview by discussing her childhood, as well as the influence of music upon her writing. Shelby's education is summarized, from elementary school to undergraduate college years. Subsequently, the interviewee's first and second marriages are explored. Then, Shelby's identity as a writer and enrollment in graduate school are illustrated. The interviewee's writing during this time is also considered. Following this, Shelby's publishing history, goals for writing, the illustration of children's books, and the writing of children's books are examined. Additionally, Shelby's experiences with playwriting are relayed. Next, teaching creative writing and the nature of creativity are contemplated. To conclude the interview, Shelby talks of her writing schedule and career, advice for new writers, the writing process, future writing projects, and her son.

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1997oh070_kw084

Interviewee Name

Anne Shelby

Interviewer Name

L. Elisabeth Beattie

Interview Date

1997-10-22

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Shelby, Anne Interview by L. Elisabeth Beattie. 22 Oct. 1997. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Shelby, A. (1997, October 22). Interview by L. E. Beattie. Kentucky Writers Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Shelby, Anne, interview by L. Elisabeth Beattie. October 22, 1997, Kentucky Writers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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