Corky Williams: Cowboy Poet of the Cariboo Chilcotin

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Caitlin Press
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6.05 X 9.07 X 0.56 inches | 0.76 pounds
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About the Author
Luther Corky Williams grew up in the West Texas town of Van Horn along the Mexican border. After getting a degree in theatre arts at Texas Tech University, he and his wife, Jeanine, and son, John, moved to Los Angeles where he pursued a career in acting. Eventually the family bought a ranch in a remote corner of British Columbia's Chilcotin Plateau. Fifteen years later Corky resumed his acting career as a cowboy poet at Expo 86 in Vancouver, and various film, television and stage productions in Canada and the US. Jeanine Seals Williams was born in a small town in Central Texas. She met Corky on a blind date at Texas Tech University and quickly became enamoured with the theatre arts student who already had a degree in Spanish. "This was an unusual combination for a cowboy," she says, "and I was impressed." Jeanine loved the lifestyle of the rustic West Chilcotin but moved to Williams Lake so her children could get a proper education. She returned to Texas for a brief period of time but came "home" to British Columbia to be close to her grandson, Bryan. Sage Birchwater is the author of "Chiwid," "Williams Lake: Gateway to the Cariboo Chilcotin" and "Flyover: British Columbia's Cariboo Chilcotin Coast" (Country Light Publishing, 2012). He was a staff writer for the "Williams Lake Tribune" until 2009, and was the editor of "Gumption & Grit: Extraordinary Women of the Cariboo Chilcotin" (Caitlin Press, 2009). He was also a co-writer of "The Legendary Betty Frank" (Caitlin Press, 2011). Sage lives in Williams Lake, BC.