Author Series Continues with Russ Walkup

25 Mar 2015 7:49 AM | Anonymous

“Had a plan”.  That is the phrase Russ Walkup used often during his hour and a half presentation at this year’s second edition of the Friends of the Marysville    Library Author Series. Russ who spent seventeen years teaching and coaching in Marysville in the 60’s and 70’s, discussed his book, “An Appalachian Odyssey” before over 80 appreciative people Tuesday evening.

His plan took him from his birthplace in West Virginia, to Illinois, New Jersey, Minnesota and many locations in between. After high school Russ wanted to work in the coal mining industry to make money to buy a truck, a gun, and a fishing pole. This plan was short lived because of the risks involved in the industry. From that experience he went to Berea College in Kentucky. After graduating in 1959 he entered the teaching profession. His book humorously follows that path.

Many in the audience knew Russ from his time in Marysville. There were teaching colleagues and students, including eight people from Marysville High School’s class of 1969. While at Marysville he also acted as the Recreation Director at the Ohio Reformatory for Women, which provided many interesting stories. The audience was very well entertained by Mr. Walkup’s presentation as evidenced by the abundant laughter in the auditorium.

The next author in the series will be Alan St. Jean, a children’s author from Ohio, on April 21, at the Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium. Ticket will be available at the door.  


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