Re: Welcome, Lee & Joy Pennington; good post, Terry re: Atlantic Confernece DVD's
- Hi Steve,
Thanks. I must say Joy and I were in awe of the Atlantic Conference
in Nova Scotia. What a great job you and others did pulling it
together. I took more notes there than I've ever taken at any
conference! Now that you and your group have produced that six set
DVD of the conference, I'm in seventh heaven. I'm watching while
holding onto my notes and making additions and corrections. Really,
Steve, the confrence was of the very highest level and the DVD set
the best I have seen done on any conference.
Also, I want to mention that Terry Deveau's archaeological tour
afterwards was amazing. Joy and I have been coming to Nova Scotia
since 1970 (our first trip out of the U.S. together)and Terry had
information/sites we never would have found otherwise. A great touch
to have that tour set up after the conference. Nova Scotia, we feel,
was both a jump on and jump off spot for sailors traveling the
Atlantic in ancient and not so ancient times.
By the way, during that trip in 1970, I was able to photograph and
gather information for an article on Oak Island. I was able to find
ca copy of the article, and negatives and copies of those nearly
forty year-old photos and have shared them with Danny Hennigar (who
gave a presentation at the conference).
Busy times right now. That's just the way we like it!
And so it goes.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Stan St. Clair"
>opportunity to spend much time with you, and was unawwre of your
> Hi Lee and Joyce,
> When I met you at the Atlantic Conference I didn't have the
wonderful work. It's good to know that you are now on this list!
>good post, Terry re: Atlantic Confernece DVD's
> Stan St. Clair
> --- On Fri, 11/14/08, Susan <beldingenglish@...> wrote:
> From: Susan <beldingenglish@...>
> Subject: [ancient_waterways_society] Welcome, Lee & Joy Pennington;
> To: email@example.com, Lee and Joy Pennington whom some here know
> Date: Friday, November 14, 2008, 12:41 AM
> A hearty welcome from our group to retired University of Kentucky
through conferences or their international
travels filming documentaries on early historic, ancient and sacred
sties. See History page of their web site, scroll to list of films:
http://www.joleprod uctions.com/ history.html
>Society gathering last May in the Keweenaw Peninsula (open invitation
> Lee and Joy were the focal point around our Ancient Waterays
to all here). Nearly twenty folks spent a three day weekend
together at a resort on Lake Superior just south of Copper Harbor.
Included were AWS members Char Bruns, Rick and Pat Osman, Vince and
Sherry Barrows, and geologist/author Scott Wolter and scuba diving
friends who hauled out an agate the size of a softball, retired
professor Jim Scherz and two HoChunk tribal members, Jeffers
Petroglyph photographer/ engineer Chuck Bailey, author Roger Jewell
(Pennsylvania) , author/historian Fred Rydholm, writer David Hoffman,
myself, and others....
>for the Atlantic Conference, Terry Deveau's field trips, and filming
> In August the Penningtons drove out for two weeks in Nova Scotia
around some of the provinces. Lee and Joy consider Nova Scotia their
>Culture & Old Waterways researcher, Fred Rydholm. To the delight
> They recently completed a documentary tribute to ancient Copper
of Fred, his wife June and conference attendees, the Penningtons
premiered the DVD two weeks ago at the three day AAPS Conference &
>his poetic images of Eastern Kentucky and Appalachia. Pennington's
> A surprise to me is this web site of Kentucky's Poet Laureates:
> http://www.kdla ky.gov/resources /kypoetlaureate. htm
> 1984 Lee Pennington (b. 1939 - d.)
> A native of White Oak in Greenup County, Pennington is known for
interest in writing began in his teens, while he was attending McKell
High School when Jesse Stuart was principal. Pennington's work is
often compared to the easy lyrical style of Stuart. Like Stuart,
Pennington is a also renowned storyteller, named Chairman of the
Board of a national order of storytellers. In 1977, his book of
poetry, I Knew a Woman, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. A writing
instructor at Jefferson Community College, Pennington has had more
than 1,300 poems published. During the early 1980's, his students
lobbied the legislature to have Pennington named Poet Laureate; he
was so designated in 1984.
>Call number: K811.54 Penn
> Thigmotropism. Louisville: Green River Writers/Grex Press, c1993.
> The following is for all of you at this site who could verywell some evening find yourself at a coffeehouse or campfire with the
Penningtons during a conference, or filming on-
location almost anywhere in the world where there are early historic,
ancient, or sacred sites. Fitting for an Ancient Waterways
Society, Lee and Joy founded in the 70's the Corn Island Story
Telling Festival named after 'the tiny Corn Island, now covered by
the murkey waters of the Ohio River, where George Rogers Clark led
Louisville's first settlers.':
> http://www.cornisla ndstorytellingfe stival.org/ fest05.htmand what fun that could be for upcoming conferences should some of
> I've not even touched upon their Appalachian folk music background
you remember to bring along an instrument or two.
> ____________ _________ _________ _________ ___as much as I and others who emailed that they also received the set
> I'm sure the Penningtons are enjoying the Atlantic Conference tapes
of DVD's from Steve St. Clair during the past day or two.
Good post, Terry, and please keep the commentaries coming about the
tapes. I just completed Tape#2 with talks by Scott Wolter and Quebec
tribal leader Stephen Augustine, the latter of which I missed
altogether when called out of the room helping with small conference
details). Soon as I finish the DVD's, they will be available for
loan to members of this group, I'd suggest for a couple of weeks at a
time and the cost of postage. Thanks Steve (St. Clair), Stan and
other organizers, sponsors, speakers, and young man filming the
tapes for this highly professional set of DVD's and teaching tools.