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Sue Freeman Culverhouse Speaks to Montgomery County Historical Society about Robert Penn Warren

 

Montgomery County Historical SocietyClarksville, TN – Author Sue Freeman Culverhouse was the featured speaker as she described the life of Robert Penn Warren at the June 15th meeting of the Montgomery County Historical Society. President Joe Filippo greeted the members and had the treasurer announce the upcoming barbeque fund-raiser to be held at the end of July.

Billyfrank Morrison gave a history of the school built on the site of the community center in South Guthrie, TN, where the event was held.

Author Sue Freeman Culverhouse speaking at the June Montgomery County Historical Society meeting.

Author Sue Freeman Culverhouse speaking at the June Montgomery County Historical Society meeting.

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Robert Penn Warren Circle annual meeting plays host to National and International Speakers

 

Clarksville, TN – Robert Penn Warren, author of over 60 books of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, is the only person to win three Pulitzer Prizes. His first in 1947 was for the novel, All the King’s Men, based on the life of Huey Long, governor of Louisiana, and according to Warren, also on the life of Julius Caesar. His next two Prizes were for books of poetry. He remains the only person to win Pulitzer Prizes in both the field on fiction and of poetry. He went to Clarksville High School for his senior year and was graduated in 1921. The next year he went to Vanderbilt University and later was made an honorary citizen of the State of Tennessee.

The Annual Meeting of the Robert Penn Warren Circle featured “Robert Penn Warren and History” as its theme this year. Hosted by Austin Peay State University and the Robert Penn Warren Birthplace, meetings featured speakers from England and a dozen states throughout the United States.

Bedford Clark, general editor of Robert Penn Warren letters, shown in the Robert Penn Warren Birthplace

Bedford Clark, general editor of Robert Penn Warren letters, shown in the Robert Penn Warren Birthplace

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Tennessee Literary Luminaries author Sue Culverhouse to Speak at Woodward Library Society program this Thursday, March 20th

 

Woodward Library Society of Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On Thursday, March 20th, at 5:30pm, Sue Freeman Culverhouse will speak at the Winter Program of the Woodward Library Society of Austin Peay State University in Room 232 of the library. Refreshments are at 5:00pm.

The event was originally scheduled for February 20th, but was canceled due to inclement weather.

Her topic will be her third book, Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren (The History Press, 2013). Culverhouse, long a staff-writer for ClarksvilleOnline.com, features in this book eleven Tennessee authors.

Tennessee Literary Luminaries book by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

Tennessee Literary Luminaries book by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

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Tennessee Literary Luminaries author Sue Culverhouse to Speak at Woodward Library Society program

 

Woodward Library Society of Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On Thursday, February 20th, at 5:00pm, Sue Freeman Culverhouse will speak at the Winter Program of the Woodward Library Society of Austin Peay State University in Room 232 of the library.

Her topic will be her third book, Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren (The History Press, 2013). Culverhouse, long a staff-writer for ClarksvilleOnline.com, features in this book eleven Tennessee authors.

Tennessee Literary Luminaries book by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

Tennessee Literary Luminaries book by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

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Robert Penn Warren and the High School Connection

 

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Robert Penn Warren

Robert Penn Warren

Clarksville, TN – Ask the average college-bound high school student who Robert Penn Warren is and you might hear that the student has no idea that he was a writer.

Most probably the student wouldn’t be able to tell you that Warren was a graduate of Clarksville High School in 1921 or that he was born in Guthrie, Kentucky.

Even fewer would know that he is uniquely the winner of three Pulitzer Prizes, one for fiction and two for poetry; no other Pulitzer Prize winner can claim this accolade. «Read the rest of this article»

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