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Custom House Museum continues the Celebration of Women with Writers’ Panel

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – On Saturday, April 14th, the Customs House Museum will host a writers’ panel discussion in the Turner Auditorium, starting at 1:00pm.

This free public event will be moderated by Shana Thornton and Mitzi Cross, guest speakers will discuss three topics including “the muse”, self publishing versus “old school”, and challenges when writing about history.

Included on the panel is poet Georganne Harmon. Her poems have appeared in various journals and she has been the recipient of six Tennessee Writers Alliance awards and an award from Tennessee Mountain Writers. A longtime teacher of English, French, and creative writing in Nashville schools, Georganne continues to conduct writing workshops for young people and adults. She now writes full-time in Nashville.

Author June Hall McCash has been a fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Education as well as the recipient (of her university’s, which university?) Distinguished Research Award (1996) and Career Achievement Award (2003) along with Agnes Scott College’s Outstanding Alumna Award (1996). She has served as chair of Humanities Tennessee and trustee of the Jekyll Island Foundation. She is now at work on novels and poetry as she divides her time between Tennessee and Georgia.

Amy Wright is the Nonfiction Editor of Zone 3 Press and the author of two chapbooks, Farm (Finishing Line Press: 2010) and There Are No New Ways to Kill a Man (Apostrophe Books: 2009). Her prose and poetry appear in numerous literary journals, including Western Humanities Review, Drunken Boat, American Letters & Commentary, Bellingham Review, Quarterly West, and The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume III: Southern Appalachia.

Jacqueline Crouch has worked with many non-profit organizations. She has organized writers for the Mid-Cumberland Art League’s Annual Book & Author Dinner, and has served on the Friends of the Library Board for the past eight years.
Jacqueline assisted the Customs House Museum with research and catalogs for several exhibitions including the award-winning “Reelfoot Lake: Tradition, Mystery, and Lore” and the Olen Bryant Retrospective.

Sharon Mabry is professor of music at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN where she received the university’s highest awards the Richard M. Hawkins Award, for creativity and the Distinguished Professor Award, for teaching. From 1985 through 2009, she was a featured writer for the NATS Journal of Singing, with her column “New Directions”.

She has also been a featured writer for The New Grove Dictionary of Music, Pan Pipes and the IAWM Journal. Her forthcoming book, The Performing Life: A Singer’s Guide to Survival will be published by Scarecrow in late 2012.

About the Customs House Museum

Located at the corner of Second and Commerce Streets, the Customs House Museum is the second largest general museum in Tennessee. Regular museum hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Sundays. Adult admission is $7.00, Sr. Citizens and College ID $5.00, Ages 6 to 18 $3.00, and under six is free.

For more information on above event contact Terri Jordan, Exhibits Curator, at 931.648.5780 or terri@customshousemuseum.org.

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