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storyteller , writer

John Laurence Beach, American storyteller, writer. Certified speech, drama and English teacher, Wyoming. Member City Planning and Zoning, Rock Springs, 1990-1995; storyteller National Mormon Trail Wagon Train, Split Rock, Wyoming, 1997. Member National Council Teachers English, National Storytelling Association, Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Wyoming Writer's Inc.

Background

Beach, John Laurence was born on September 20, 1939 in Almy, Wyoming, United States. Son of Laurence Edwin Beach and Marguerite (Bowns) Kennedy.

Education

Bachelor, University Wyoming, 1963. Postgraduate, Utah State University, 1989.

Career

Announcer/program director KIXX Radio, Provo, Utah, 1959-1961, KLME Radio, Laramie, Wyoming, 1963-1965. Teacher School District # 1, Rock Springs, 1965-1995. Part-time disc jockey KRKK-KQSW Radio, 1973-1983.

Program director/news director KSIT Radio, 1984-1994. Part-time instructor Western Wyoming Community College, since 1995. Freelance storyteller/writer Books Without Covers, since 1989.

Writing assessment director School District # 1, Rock Springs, 1995-1997. Storytelling festival coordinator Wyoming Territorial Prison Park, Laramie, since 1997. Pageant director Sweetwater County Pageant Committee, Rock Springs, 1997.

Achievements

  • Certified speech, drama and English teacher, Wyoming.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Many Voices: True Tales of Americas Past, 1995. Author (recording) Children of the Journey, 1996.

Views

Someday, like everyone else, physical body will die. But spirit does not die, it goes to the spirit world, where it will continue to learn and progress and may be with loved ones who have passed on.

Membership

Member City Planning and Zoning, Rock Springs, 1990-1995. Storyteller National Mormon Trail Wagon Train, Split Rock, Wyoming, 1997. Member National Council Teachers English, National Storytelling Association, Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Wyoming Writer's Inc.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening, music, reading, travel.

Connections

Married Judith Anne Roylance, December 16, 1966. Children: Kristen, Carrie, Corey.

father:
Laurence Edwin Beach Kennedy

mother:
Marguerite (Bowns) Kennedy

spouse:
Judith Anne Roylance

children:
Kristen Beach

Carrie Beach

Corey Beach