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October 5, 2017

Contact: Nathan Turner
Oklahoma Territorial Museum, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-282-1889

 Oklahoma Territorial Museum to Host “Writing from Historical Objects” Workshop with Jeanetta Calhoun Mish

GUTHRIE, Okla. — Current Oklahoma State Poet Laureate Jeanetta Calhoun Mish will lead a free writing workshop at the Oklahoma Territorial Museum in Guthrie on Monday, October 23, at 6 p.m. Workshop participants will write poetry and prose inspired by items in the museum’s collection. Participants should bring paper and a writing utensil.

Jeanetta Calhoun Mish is a scholar, poet and prose writer who is the 2017–2018 Oklahoma state poet laureate. Her most recent books are “What I Learned at the War,” a poetry collection (West End Press, 2016) and “Oklahomeland: Essays” (Lamar University Press, 2015). Dr. Mish is director of the Red Earth Creative Writing MFA at Oklahoma City University where she also serves as advisor to Red Earth Review and as a faculty mentor in writing pedagogy, professional writing and the craft of poetry.

The Oklahoma Territorial Museum is located at 406 E. Oklahoma Ave. in Guthrie. For more information about the workshop or the museum, please call 405-282-1889 or email guthriecomplex@okhistory.org.

The Oklahoma Territorial Museum is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.


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