In Loving Memory of Ginny Kitchens
Georgia Writers Museum is sad to share news that museum volunteer and supporter, Virginia (Ginny) Kitchens, passed away on Saturday, August 21. Ginny’s career as a schoolteacher/educator in Gwinnett County Georgia made her a valuable member of the GWM Education and Programs Committee. Retired but forever a teacher at heart, she was quick to sign up to work with local schools and students on writing clubs and activities. She was a natural at connecting with students, at talking about their work and encouraging them. Her experience helped the committee focus on the best ways to deliver programs to students and to avoid unexpected pitfalls.
Along with a cheerful willingness to do whatever was needed, was a unique curiosity. Ginny was never shy to ask questions of anyone; a fellow committee member, a bestselling author, a college professor or a child with whom she was working. She wanted to understand and learn things and did that to the end of her life. Her curiosity contributed to her love of reading. An avid reader of many genres, she participated in a local book club with friends, the Flannery O’Connor Book Club, and the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame reader’s group at the museum.
Those of us at the Georgia Writers Museum will fondly remember Ginny for her work in helping connect with young people, in particular, and for her contribution to our outreach to readers and writers, young and old.
The Kitchens family has asked those wishing to honor Ginny’s memory to consider a donation to Georgia Writers Museum in her name. You can do that by clicking here.