Lucy Beck Memorial Award

An annual recognition of Wisconsin storyteller who has contributed to the achievement and nurturing of storytelling in Wisconsin. 

The 1988 Get-Together was dedicated to the loving memory of Kenosha Children’s Librarian and storyteller Lucy Beck.  Annually we honor Lucy’s inexhaustible support of storytelling in Wisconsin by presenting the Award to a peer-selected storyteller for noteworthy contributions and service to the Wisconsin storytelling community.

Winners of the Lucy Beck Award

2022 – Debra Morningstar
2021 – Kathy Prestidge
2020 – Kay Elmsley Weeden
2019 – Sadarri Saskill
2018 – Karen Wendt
2017 – Art Beaudry
2016 – Tom Clark
2015 –
2014 – Teju Ologboni
2013 – Kristia Wildflower
2012 – Karen and Jim Decker
2011 – Virginia Hirsch
2010 – Terry Visger
2009 – Marge Loch-Wouters
2008 – Sarah Slayton
2007 – Rob Reid
2006 – Miss Chris (Joan Christopherson)
2005 – Kay Heyer
2004 – Susan Gilchrist
2003 – No Get-together
2002 – Elizabeth Matson
2001 – Judy Farrow Busack
2000 – Hardy Garrison
1999 – Jean Andrew
1998 – Karl Halsten
1997 – Mary Norris
1996 – Maggie Melvin
1995 – Mark Wagler
1994 – August Rubrecht
1993 – Susan Cook
1992 – Reid Miller
1991 – Kathleen Thomson
1990 – Debby Bliss
1989 – Nancy Lanyon
1988 – Lucy Beck

Paul Akert. Photo by Karen Wendt

Debra Morningstar. Photo by Karen Wendt

Pauline Beck. Photo by Karen Wendt