Author Margaret Britton Vaughn will perform at Martin Methodist

Friday, March 31, 2017

PULASKI, Tenn. – Tennessee Poet Laureate and Southern Storyteller Margaret Britton “Maggi” Vaughn will perform at Martin Methodist College (MMC) in April.

Vaughn has published more than a half-dozen poetry collections, wrote plays that have been performed in Nashville and elsewhere, co-wrote a musical based on the life of Minnie Pearl, and penned numerous songs for country music stars, including Loretta Lynn.

In 2003, Vaughn received the “Outstanding Tennessean Award” and was the first poet to be honored with a Mark Twain Fellowship from Elmira College’s Center for Mark Twain Studies. She was named a Literary Arts Medalist in 2007 by the Germantown Arts Alliance, Germantown, Tennessee, and was also inducted into its Writers Hall of Fame.

“We’re really pleased that Maggi is going to visit MMC and give a program,” said MMC Professor of English and sponsor of Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society Steve West. “She likes to be known as a storyteller as much as for being Poet Laureate of Tennessee. Come and be entertained by an expert.”

This event is sponsored by International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta and will be held April 3 at 7 p.m. on MMC’s campus in The Gault Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

Martin Methodist College, founded in 1870, is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Martin Methodist offers baccalaureate degrees in 39 programs of study that include English, religious studies, music and dramatic arts, mathematics and natural sciences to business, social sciences, education, criminal justice, and nursing.