Writing News

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

  • Elizabeth Strout will discuss her new novel, Anything Is Possible, in conversation with Ann Patchett. Salon@615 at Parnassus Books (Nashville). April 27 at 6:30 pm. 
  • The Lavinia Project end-of-the-year reading will take place Thursday, April 27, at 6:30 pm at Just Love Coffee (129 MTCS Drive, Murfreesboro). The reading will feature original poems, storytelling, and music. The Lavinia Project is an expressive writing workshop group and community literacy project comprised of survivors of sexual and/or domestic abuse along with their witnesses and allies. They hold meetings every Monday at MTSU. For more info, contact Matthew Brown.
  • Poet's Corner with James C. Collins at the Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville (Fondren Hall, 2nd floor). Thursday, April 27, 7-8 pm. Free and open to the public.
  • Ingram New Works Festival: staged readings of new plays five playwrights, including Ingram Fellow Christopher Durang. May 10-20. For the complete schedule and information about each play, visit the Nashville Repertory Theatre website.
  • David Grann, a staff writer at the New Yorker, will discuss his new book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. Salon@615 at Parnassus Books (Nashville). May 8 at 6:30 pm. 
  • Poet's Corner with Brenda Butka at the Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville (Fondren Hall, 2nd floor). Thursday, May 25, 7-8 pm. Free and open to the public.

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



Calls for Student Writing.

Calling all emerging student filmmakers: The AT&T Entertainment Project is an open challenge seeking imaginative, undiscovered short films from talented storytellers across the US who want their voices heard. The deadline is May 26 or once they receive 1,000 entries. 

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