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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum to feature Writers’ Hour during Annual Women’s History Month Exhibition

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – On March 31st, the Customs House Museum will present a Writers’ Hour event in conjunction with its invitational exhibit celebrating women artists.

Local authors will read from their works that are themed to the museum’s show, In the Garden.

“The museum has held several readings in the past,” states Exhibits Curator Terri Jordan. “It is interesting to hear the variety of poems and stories from our local writers. Often funny, and sometimes sad, the audience is always blown away with the talent we have in the Clarksville area.”

Women’s History Month Exhibition at the Customs House Museum to feature Writers' Hour
Women’s History Month Exhibition at the Customs House Museum to feature Writers’ Hour

The line-up this time includes seasoned readers like Sharon Mabry, Amy Wright, and Shana Thornton; Sharon Mabry is professor of music at Austin Peay State University (APSU), 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.” Amy Wright is an assistant professor of creative writing at APSU. She received her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), English Language and Literature at the University of Denver.

Her work appears in a number of journals including American Letters & Commentary and Quarterly West, and is anthologized in The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume III: Southern Appalachia. She is the prose editor of APSU’s Zone 3 Press.

Shana Thornton is publisher, author, and creator of Breathe Your OM Balance™. She was Editor-in-Chief of Her Circle Ezine, a women’s online magazine dedicated to arts and activism. She has written artist and author interviews as well as fiction and features and has done free-lance writing.

The Customs House’s Writers’ Hour will take place within the In the Garden exhibit, which features visual artists from throughout Tennessee. Set with informal salon seating, the reading event takes place at 6:00pm and is free to the public.

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

About the Customs House Museum

Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterLocated in the heart of historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee, the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is the State’s second largest general museum.

With over 35,000 square feet of the region’s best hands-on activities and special events…people of all ages agree – the Customs House Museum is well worth the stop!

The Explorer’s Gallery is packed with fun, learning and fantasy in Aunt Alice’s Attic, McGregor’s Market and kitchen, and of course – the Bubble Cave! Finally, get “all aboard” to see our fantastic model trains. Our volunteer engineers “ride the rails” every Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

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, Senior Citizens and College ID $5.00, Ages 6 to 18 $3.00, and under six years and Museum members are free.

The Customs House Museum is located at 200 South Second Street. For more information, call 931.648.5780 or visit their website at www.customshousemuseum.org

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