The Mississippi Humanities Council and the Itawamba Community College Honors Council will present “Mississippi Writers: Alive and Well” at 6 p.m., Oct. 21.
Blue Mountain College Learning Center Director Anna Quinn of New Albany will present the event in the Crubaugh Technical Education seminar room at the ICC Fulton campus.
Quinn, a recently retired English teacher, has taught in the public and private schools of Mississippi for 39 years. She earned the bachelor’s degree from Blue Mountain College and the master’s degree in English from the University of Mississippi as well as additional work in the area of composition and rhetoric.
Quinn also serves as a consultant in writing with the University of Mississippi Writing Project. During her teaching career, she received numerous awards including Star Teacher of New Albany High School twice, Master Teacher at Northeast Mississippi Community College and Most Outstanding Faculty Member at Blue Mountain College in 2002.
In her retirement, she works part-time at Blue Mountain as interim director of the Learning Center and teaches a class of English composition each semester. She has worked as a volunteer with the Tallahatchie RiverFest literary activities since its inception. She is serving her second year of a three-year term as executive director of the Southern Literary Festival Association, and the next festival will be at Blue Mountain College in the spring of 2011. She is married to retired New Albany Schools superintendent Kenneth Quinn. They have two children, Sherri Bullard and Charles Quinn, and one grandchild, Natalie Bullard.