South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts Commission

Arts Directory

Tally Johnson

SCAD ID - #211


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tally.johnson@gmail.com
803-209-4286
https://tallyjohnson.wixsite.com/sc-ghost-talker
Chester SC

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Discipline

  • Literature

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Geographical Availability

  • Upstate
  • Midlands
  • PeeDee
  • Low Country


About


Mr. Johnson is a graduate of Spartanburg Methodist College and Wofford College with degrees in history. He is the author of Ghosts of the South Carolina Upcountry, Ghosts of the South Carolina Midlands, Ghosts of the Pee Dee (all for The History Press) and he also has a story in An Improbable Truth: The Paranormal adventures of Sherlock Holmes (from Mocha Memoirs Press). His newest full-length release is an anthology of Southern Gothic ghost fiction titled Creek Walking from Falstaff Books. He also has stories in two anthologies from Prospective Press. Mr. Johnson was also the recipient of the first Caldwell Sims Award for Excellence in Southern Folklore from the USC-Union Upcountry Literary Festival, where he is a long-time presenter. Mr. Johnson has been active in many community groups, including Chester County First Steps, the Chester County Arts Council, and the Chester Little Theater among others. He is on the Roster of Approved Artists as an author, as well as the South Carolina School Librarians’ list of storytellers. He has been a guest at ConGregate, ConCarolinas, Fandom Fest, MonsterCon, MystiCon, AtomaCon and Imaginarium. He is also the President and Storyteller- In-Residence for Palmetto State Hangers, a hammock camping group.

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