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Welcome Sherry Garland!

posted Aug 2, 2018, 2:39 PM by txword wrangler
Word Wrangler would like to welcome Sherry Garland to the Festival!

Sherry Garland was one of nine children in a family of fifth-generation Texans. As a child, she enjoyed climbing trees and playing with animals, and she made up complicated stories in her head to entertain herself. Inspired by an enthusiastic high school English teacher, Garland entered and won a local writing contest, and she used her prize money to help pay for college. But though she wanted to be a writer, she lacked the confidence, and it would be some time before she would publish again. Garland earned a bachelor's degree in foreign languages and completed graduate courses in linguistics and English at the University of Texas at Arlington, then went on to work as a librarian and a secretary when she married and was raising her children.

Sherry Garland created the Voices Series to provide personal narratives of moments in America’s past.