About Coleen Salley
About Coleen Salley


Colleen Salley Endowment Fund
Coleen Salley Endowment Fund

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Walter Mayes

Carmen Agra Deedy

Caroline Herring

Trout Fishing in America

Mary Hamilton

Rita Auerback

Tim Tingle

Pat Mora

Coleen attended the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival at the University of Southern Mississippi for 40 years. Her famous milk punch party held in her hotel room was legendary!

To honor Coleen and the many authors she brought to the Book Festival, the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation established in 2010 the Coleen Salley Endowment Fund which funds and promotes the Coleen Salley Storytelling Award at the annual Book Festival. This award honors the memory of Coleen as a supporter of the book festival, storyteller and children's literature advocate. Each year the award recognizes a storyteller whose ideals and dedication to the field reflect that of Coleen.

Here is a list of the recipients of the Coleen Salley Storytelling Award:

2010: Walter Mayes, aka "Walter the Giant Storyteller", https://www.facebook.com/Walter-the-Giant-Storyteller-276609266991/

2011: Carmen Agra Deedy, www.carmenagradeedy.com

2012: Caroline Herring, www.carolineherring.com

2013: Trout Fishing in America, www.troutmusic.com

2014: Mary Hamilton, www.maryhamilton.info

2015: Rita Auerbach

2016: Tim Tingle, www.timtingle.com

2017: Pat Mora, www.patmora.com

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the Coleen Salley Endowment Fund, click here: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1149/foundation/index.aspx?sid=1149&gid=1&pgid=830&cid=1718&dids=420&bledit=1. If you have any questions, contact the USM Foundation at (601)266-5210. Thank you for your contribution!

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