Session Title

The Research is the Fun Part

Presenter(s) Information

Sharyn McCrumb

Start Date

9-11-2017 2:00 PM

End Date

9-11-2017 3:00 PM

Location

Mountaineer Room

Session Description

In the course of researching her novels, Sharyn McCrumb has sat in Tennessee's electric chair; done laps on the track at Lowe's Motor Speedway at 180 mph with a NASCAR driver; learned to shoot an 1841 Springfield muzzle-loader; toured Moundsville, West Virginia's old prison; and given a "Mafia funeral" to a dead mouse, courtesy of teh Virginia Tech Department of Civil Engineering. Tales of her adventures in research beyond the bookshelves.

Intended Audience

All

Program Format

Single Speaker

Expected Fees for Mileage

XXXX miles from YYYY to Summersville, WV

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Nov 9th, 2:00 PM Nov 9th, 3:00 PM

The Research is the Fun Part

Mountaineer Room

In the course of researching her novels, Sharyn McCrumb has sat in Tennessee's electric chair; done laps on the track at Lowe's Motor Speedway at 180 mph with a NASCAR driver; learned to shoot an 1841 Springfield muzzle-loader; toured Moundsville, West Virginia's old prison; and given a "Mafia funeral" to a dead mouse, courtesy of teh Virginia Tech Department of Civil Engineering. Tales of her adventures in research beyond the bookshelves.