PPD 2017 Special Guest – Jack G. Montgomery

Pagan Pride Day 2017
Special Guest


Jack G. Montgomery

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Jack G. Montgomery

Jack G. Montgomery, originally from South Carolina is a Professor and Collection Services Coordinator, at Western Kentucky University Libraries.   He earned his B.A. from the University of South Carolina in 1976 and an MLS at the University of Maryland–College Park in 1987.  Since 1987, Jack has worked as a law librarian in Virginia, Ohio, Missouri and an academic librarian in Kentucky.

Jack has been a professional speaker since 1989 and conducts professional seminars on conflict and change management as well as Emotional Intelligence to library groups nationwide.

In addition, Jack has studied world religions academically and personally since the early 1970s and is an amateur folklorist.  His book, American Shamans: Journeys with Traditional Healers, was published in 2008 by BUSCA Press.  The book has sold well in the U.S., U.K., and Europe and as far away as Japan and South Africa.  Jack regularly gives workshops at various festivals and gatherings about traditional healers and the various aspects of American folk magic.

Jack has been a professional musician since 1969 and has released four CDs of his original and his arrangements traditional folk music.  His four CDs, Onward to Avalon, Everywhere I Look, Tradition with a Twist and Watersprite have enjoyed commercial success in the US and abroad, and he plays regularly at festivals and coffeehouses in the Southeast with his band Watersprite.

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