Georgia Green Stamper

Georgia Green Stamper, a seventh-generation Kentuckian, grew up in North Central Kentucky on an Owen County tobacco farm that has belonged to one member or another of her family for almost two centuries. The oral tradition of storytelling that thrived not only in her home but also throughout the rural Kentucky culture of her childhood lives on in Stamper’s writing. She is the author of three creative non-fiction books. You Can Go Anywhere (Wind 2008) and Butter in the Morning (Wind 2012) were both jury selected in their respective years of publication for inclusion in the reading series “New Books by Great Kentucky Writers” at Lexington’s Carnegie Center. Small Acreages is her third collection of essays. Stamper’s essays have appeared in multiple anthologies, and she contributes work regularly to Kentucky Humanities and other periodicals and newspapers. Ever a teacher, ever a storyteller, Stamper speaks frequently to audiences throughout the region. She is a graduate of Transylvania University and lives in Lexington, Kentucky.