Ruston-based writer Glynn Harris speaks to Winnfield High School students

Glynn Harris, left, is pictured at his recent appearance at Winnfield High School with Winn Parish Schools Superintendent Steve Barlett. (Courtesy photo)

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Veteran writer, published author, outdoors columnist and radio personality Glynn Harris recently spoke to aspiring writers from Winnfield Senior High School.

Winnfield High students presented Mr. Harris with many questions, including his writing methods and his personal development in his writings. Harris also shared great ways to get started and how to keep going with writing.

Harris has been an outdoor writer for the past 49 years with weekly outdoor columns appearing in publications across north Louisiana.

He has served as field editor for “LA Game and Fish” magazine with credits in several other outdoor magazines including “Louisiana Sportsman,” “North American Whitetail,” “BassMaster,” “Turkey Call,” “Field and Stream,” “Outdoor Life” and “Sports Afield.”

Harris is also author of the book “Talking Outdoors.”

He has been writing script for and broadcasting outdoor radio for the past 38 years including hosting Glynn Harris Outdoors, a live radio broadcast for the past 12 years.

One of the founders of popular Sportsman’s Jamboree held in Ruston for more than 30 years, he has served as Master of Ceremonies at each annual event.

Harris is a longtime member of the National Wild Turkey Federation and is an avid turkey hunter having completed a Wild Turkey Grand Slam.

He is an active member and holder of positions from vice president, board member and ethics committee member of Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA) and a long-standing active member of Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association (LOWA).

Harris is a past recipient of the Arthur Van Pelt Lifetime Achievement Award presented by LOWA, and is also a past recipient of more than 60 excellence in craft awards for his writing, broadcasting and photography from the SEOPA and LOWA.

He has served as a guest speaker at dozens of wild game banquets hosted by churches in north Louisiana and has been honored as the first outdoor writer to be included in membership of Sports Greats of North Louisiana.

Harris was a Legends of the Outdoors Louisiana recipient in 2020.

He is also a deacon at First Baptist Church in Ruston.

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