Writing News

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

  • Salon@615 with Lisa Scottoline, bestselling author of Feared. August 16 at 6:30 pm at Parnassus Books, 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville. Tickets are free.
  • Poet's Corner featuring Kerri French. August 23, 7-8 pm, Scarritt Bennett Center, Fondren Hall, Nashville. Free and open to the public.
  • In Process Series: Steve Kistulentz will read from his novel-in-progress The General Secretary. Thursday, September 6 at 4:30pm in the Ingram MT Center. Free and open to the public.*
  • The Symposium on Sound, Rhetoric, and Writing will be held at Belmont University and MTSU on September 7 and 8 (respectively). Registration is free for MTSU faculty, staff, and graduate students if you fill out this survey. For more information, or to volunteer to help with the conference, contact Dr. Eric Detweiller.
  • In Process Series: Ethan Castelo will read from his novel-in-progress. Thursday, September 13 at 4:30 pm in the Ingram MT Center. Free and open to the public.*
  • The MTSU Write 2018 Fall Creative Writing Conference, a full day of writing inspiration, will take place Saturday, September 15, from 9 am until 4:30 pm in the MTSU Student Union Building. This year's theme is The Writing Life, and the keynote speaker is Ruta Sepetys. Additional speakers include Sybil Baker, Jen Chesak, Dorin Schumacker, Sandy Spencer Coomer, John Goslee, Marcus Jackson, Corabel Shofner, Kenley Smith, Nathan Spoon, and Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder. Conference registration is $60, with a discounted rate of $40 for MTSU faculty and students. Current (2018) MTSU Write students and mentors may attend at no cost. Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and all sessions. For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Wachtel Kates.
  • In Process Series: Open Mic and Café hosted by Dr. Fred Arroyo. Free and open to the public. Thursday, September 20 at 4:30 pm in the Ingram MT Center. Free and open to the public.*
  • Salon@615 Special Edition with Sally Field. September 24 at 6:15 pm at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville. Tickets are $38.50 and include a signed copy of her book.
  • In Process Series: Corabel Shofner will read her new middle-grade contemporary fiction. Thursday, September 27 at 4:30 pm in the Ingram MT Center. Free and open to the public.*
  • Poet's Corner featuring Richard Nelson. September 27, 7-8 pm, Scarritt Bennett Center, Fondren Hall, Nashville. Free and open to the public.
  • In Process Series: A staged reading of a new drama by visiting playwright Laura Maria Censabella, featuring Nashville actor Molly Breen (and others TBA). Thursday, October 4 at 4:30 pm in the Ingram MT Center. Free and open to the public.*
  • Salon@615 Special Edition with Markus Zusak, author of Bridge of Clay. October 15 at 6:15 pm at Hume-Fogg Academic High School in Nashville. Tickets are $29.50 and include a copy of the book.
  • In Process Series: Fred Arroyo will read his latest multi-genre writing. Thursday, October 18 at 4:30 pm in the Ingram MT Center. Free and open to the public.*
  • Salon@615 with Nathaniel Philbrick, New York Times bestselling author of Hurricane's Eye. October 22 at 6:15 at the Main Library, 615 Church Street, Nashville. Tickets are free.
  • Poet's Corner featuring Jenny Sadre-Orafai. October 24, 7-8 pm, Scarritt Bennett Center, Fondren Hall, Nashville. Free and open to the public.
  • In Process Series: Lisa Dordal will read her latest poetry. Thursday, October 25 at 4:30 pm in the Ingram MT Center. Free and open to the public.*
  • In Process Series: Staged readings of new plays by C. Kay 'Andy' Landis and Arabelle Pollick. Directed by Robbie Ramirez. Thursday, November 1 at 4:30 pm at the Ingram MT Center. Free and open to the public.* 
  • Salon@615 with Kate DiCamillo, author of Lousiana's Way. November 3 at 2 pm at the Main Library, 615 Church Street, Nashville. Tickets are free. 
  • In Process Series: Allen Hibbard will read from his memoir and translations. Thursday, November 8 at 4:30 pm in the Ingram MT Center. Free and open to the public.* 
  • In Process Series: Open Mic and Café hosted by Dr. Fred Arroyo. Free and open to the public. Thursday, November 15 at 4:30 pm in the Ingram MT Center. Free and open to the public.*
  • Poet's Corner featuring Catherine Moore. November 15, 7-8 pm, Scarritt Bennett Center, Fondren Hall, Nashville. Free and open to the public.
  • Poet's Corner featuring Christina Stoddard. December 20, 7-8 pm, Scarritt Bennett Center, Fondren Hall, Nashville. Free and open to the public.

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

*For more information about MTSU's new In Process Series, check out our blog.

 

 

Calls for Student Writing.

Outrageous Fortune, the country’s first nationwide online literary magazine for and by undergraduates, is currently accepting submissions for our fall issue. We accept all areas of work, including digital files such as video-recorded spoken word. Each semester we look for fiction, non-fiction, drama, art, photography, and poetry. While we operate on a rolling submissions basis, we’re accepting submissions under consideration for our Fall 2018 issue until November 25th. Visit our website for more info.

"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." Visit our website for more info. 

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