Maggi Vaughn, songwriter, playwright, and Poet Laureate of Tennessee spoke at the February meeting of the Chattanooga Writers Guild, one of our best attended meetings in recent years. Maggi shared stories of how she started her career, how she has published her own poetry and that of fellow poets, how she grew up listening to country music and has written lyrics sung by Loretta Lyn, Conway Twitty, and others. She encouraged each member of the audience to find their voice, and to keep writing. Her unique use of humor made her presentation both informative and enjoyable. At the end of the presentation, numerous members of the audience lined up to purchase her books, but the most common comments were, “let her keep talking,” and “bring her back sometime.”
Listen to a podcast of Maggi, interviewed by Michael Edward Miller of WUTC at this link.