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Jim May

Jim May

An Emmy award-winning storyteller and writer, Jim May’s stories are hilarious, touching, and filled with the many characters who populated the Illinois farming community where his family has lived since the 1840s. 

His story collection, The Farm on Nippersink Creek, won a best book award from the Public Librarian Association, and his new book, Trail Guide for a Crooked Heart, Stories and Reflections for Life’s Journeys received a 2017 Storytelling World award.  May has shared his work throughout the U.S. and abroad, and is the recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award. 

“You could call Jim May a modern-day Homer if the Greek had told stories about farm life.”  – The Chicago Sun-Times

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*Photo by Ahoj Productions