Writing News

A listing of campus and community events of interest to MTSU writers. 

  • The Lavinia Project end-of-semester literary reading will take place Thursday, April 26 at 7 pm in the brewing room of Mayday Brewery at 521 Old Salem Road in Murfreesboro. The Lavinia Project is a community literacy program comprised of survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence along with witnesses and allies. Please consider coming to show your support and help spread the word to anyone who may be interested or benefit from the event.
  • Poet's Corner featuring Amie WhittemoreScarritt Bennett Center, Fondren Hall (2nd floor), Nashville. April 26, 7-8 pm. Free and open to the public. 
  • Salon@615: Nashville Reads Finale. John T Edge discusses The Potlikker Papers, followed by  a panel discussion with Sean Brock of Husk, Maneet Chauhan of Chauhan Ale & Masala House, Tansuo, and The Mockingbird, and Caroline Randall Williams, author of Soul Food Love. May 1 at 6:15, Nashville Public LIbrary, 615 Church Street, Nashville. This even is not ticketed.

To have your event added to this page, contact Dr. Claudia Barnett.



Calls for Student Writing.

The Fourth Annual Bill Hallberg Award in Creative Writing: This year the award of $150 will be given for excellence in Creative Nonfiction. This award is open to undergraduates at colleges and universities in NC, SC, VA, and TN. Submissions should include one double-spaced essay, no more than 10 pages, in 12-point font. A reading of the winning essay will be held on September 25 at East Carolina University. Send entries to Christy Hallberg. Deadline April 30.

"Do you want to write about Movies, TV, Anime, Arts, Comics, Games,
Literature or other art forms? Do you want to get your foot in the door
and enter the big-wide world of the online media and have your work read
and shared by millions of readers? We invite you to The Artifice, an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms." Check out their website for more info.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has posted a useful guide to undergraduate journals in art and literature.