Bard of the South Short Bio & List of Venues He’s Worked With

Pittman Bio & Resume

Rickey E. Pittman, the Bard of the South, is a storyteller, author, and folksinger. He was the Grand Prize Winner of the 1998 Ernest Hemingway Short Story Competition, and is originally from Dallas, Texas. Pittman presents his stories, music and programs at schools, libraries, organizations, museums, historical reenactments, restaurants, banquets, and Celtic festivals throughout the South. An adjunct college English instructor with an M.A. from Abilene Christian University, he has fourteen published books, four music CDs and several single releases. Writer for Heartbeat radio program 1992-94, Abilene, TX.

Some Festivals, Conferences, Workshops and Other Events Featuring Pittman as Music Performer, Storyteller, or Speaker:

*St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Hot Springs, AR
*French Quarter Festival, New Orleans
*Northeast Louisiana Celtic Fest, Monroe LA Mississippi Celtic Fest, Jackson MS
*Salado Scottish Festival, Salado TX
*Arlington Scottish Festival, Arlington TX
*Highland Games, Jackson, LA
*North Texas Irish Festival, Dallas
*Cowtown Celtic Festival, Fort Worth (2011)
*Bedford Texas Celtic Festival
*Sam Houston Folklife Festival, Huntsville TX
*Houston Scottish Festival
*Arkansas Scottish Festival, Batesville AR
*Patrick Cleburne Festival, Cleburne TX.
*St. Patrick Festival, Dublin TX
*St. Patrick Festival, Sidney, AR
*Corney Creek Festival, Bernice LA
*Tartan Festival, Minden, LA
*St. Andrews Banquets & Robert Burns Suppers
*Museum & Library Presentations
*Florida, Arkansas & Louisiana Reading Associations, Louisiana Library Association
*Red Brick Tavern, Conroe TX
*Storytelling and music, Gladyss Porter Zoo, Brownsville, TX
*Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo, Monroe LA Brown Bag Concerts
*Opened for Bobby Bridger’s Lakota, April 2013 AGEXPO, West Monroe LA
*Farmers Markets churches, Rotary and Lions Club presentations, Veterans Organizations
*Presenter at HESTEC Community Day Literacy Event. (2013) South Texas Literacy Coalition
*American Indian Arts Celebration, Seminole Reservation, Clewiston FL
*Storyteller, performer, & reenactor at Okeechobee Florida Battlefield Historical Event

Other Author Events: Books ‘n Authors ‘n All that Jazz (Weatherford TX; Young Authors & Illustrators Killeen TX; Pulpwood Queens Girlfriend Weekend; Young Authors of Rapides Parish; Laredo Book Festival; Director of Harlingen, TX Book Festival (2013); Ozark Creative Writers Conference; Texas Educational Service Centers, I, II, III, VIII, XI; LOS NINOS, Head Start Conference; Rotary & Lion’s Club Presentations.

Published Books by Rickey Pittman

Louisiana Animals ABC *Rio Grande Valley ABC *Cajun ABC *Louisiana Night Before Christmas (Three of these books were featured at the Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge)
*The Scottish Alphabet *The Irish Alphabet *Ariel: Therapy Dog of the Rio Grande Valley *Jim Limber Davis: A Black Orphan in the Confederate White House. (Accelerated Reader  selection) *Stonewall Jackson’s Black Sunday School. Accelerated Reader & Award from the Colonial Dames of America *Stories of the Confederate South * Under a Comanche Moon & Other Stories *The Confederate Alphabet *Red River Fever
*Under the Witch’s Mark *Book of Facts About the Scots Irish, & Other Celts
*Blood Diamonds of the Lost Bazaar

Contact Information:

Rickey E. Pittman
1105 N. 8th Street Monroe LA 71201
(318) 547-2906
Member: Twin City Rotary, Monroe, LA & Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators