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LaVerne Harrell Clark exhibit, talk slated at TWU


DENTON — The Woman’s Collection at Texas Woman’s University will exhibit works by LaVerne Harrell Clark and will host a talk by the photographer and author at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in the Blagg-Huey Library on TWU’s Denton campus. The talk and the exhibit will be in the living room area on the library’s main floor. Both are free and open to the public.

The exhibit, titled “Contemporary American Poets of the 20th Century: Informal Portraits by LaVerne Harrell Clark,” runs through November and is open during regular library hours.

Harrell Clark credits a photo journalism class at TWU with sparking her interest in photography. As a student, she took a portrait photo of poet/novelist Robert Peter Tristram Coffin that later appeared in “The American Scandinavian Review” magazine. Since then, her photo credits have appeared in a variety of magazines, anthologies, reference works and textbooks.

Harrell Clark received her bachelor of arts degree in journalism in 1950 from what then was known as the Texas State College for Women. She was named a Distinguished Alumna of TWU in 1973.

Harrell Clark is known for her informal portraits of more than 500 contemporary writers, most of whom are poets. She also is the author of several books, each of which is illustrated with her photographs.

She and her husband, writer L.D. Clark, live in her hometown of Smithville.

For more information about the exhibit, call (940) 898-2665 or e-mail


For Further Information Contact:

Karen Treat
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Tel: (940) 898-3456