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Robert Penn Warren Circle planned for March 27-29

Austin Peay State University Department of Languages and Literature will host a meeting of the Robert Penn Warren Circle from Thursday, March 27-Saturday, March 29.

Warren, who was born and raised in nearby Guthrie, Ky., and who attended high school in Montgomery County, became the first Poet Laureate in the U.S. A three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, Warren received the prize twice for poetry and once for his landmark novel, All the Kings Men. His record has never been broken.
Austin Peay State University Department of Languages and Literature will host a meeting of the Robert Penn Warren Circle from Thursday, March 27-Saturday, March 29.

Warren, who was born and raised in nearby Guthrie, Ky., and who attended high school in Montgomery County, became the first Poet Laureate in the U.S. A three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, Warren received the prize twice for poetry and once for his landmark novel, “All the King's Men.” His record has never been broken.

The Robert Penn Warren Circle maintains affiliation with the Center for Robert Penn Warren Studies at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, and with the Robert Penn Warren Birthplace Museum, Guthrie. The Circle was founded as a national organization devoted to the dissemination, discussion and interpretation of scholarship and research concerning the works of Warren. Membership is open to anyone interested in Warren's works.

According to Dr. Steven Ryan, professor of languages and literature, there will be a reception at 5 p.m., March 27 at Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill. The group will spend Friday in Guthrie, with lunch provided by the Warren Birthplace Museum. A private party is planned in Clarksville that evening.

From 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, March 29, the Circle will meet in the Morgan University Center, Room 307 for presentations and discussions. Lunch will be served. A dinner is planned for the evening.

Rooms have been reserved at the Riverview Inn. To make reservations, please call (877) 487-4837 and identify yourself as part of the Warren Circle.

For more information, contact Ryan by telephone at (931) 221-7871 or e-mail ryans@apsu.edu. -- Dennie B. Burke