If you have any questions regarding any of the
College of Liberal Arts upcoming events, please contact
Connie Huddleston at 615-494-7628
In honor of National Poetry Month and Autism Awareness Month, I'd like to invite you
and your students to a poetry reading featuring Kamilah Aisha Moon on Thursday, April
24, at 4:00 pm in the JUB Hazelwood Dining Room. Ms. Moon is a Nashville native,
and many of the poems in her first collection, She Has a Name (Four Way Books, 2013),
speak to her experience growing up as the sibling of a person on the autism spectrum.
She will read and sign books on Thursday at MTSU, then read at Mix it up Blue, a benefit
for Autism Speaks in Nashville on Friday (www.events.autismspeaks.org/mixitupblue).
A recipient of fellowships to the Cave Canem Foundation, the Prague Summer Writing
Institute, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, and the Vermont Studio Center,
Moon's work has been featured in several journals and anthologies, including Harvard
Review, jubilat, Sou'wester, Poets.org,Oxford American, Lumina, Callaloo, Essence,
Bloom, Gathering Ground. Her poems and prose have been nominated for the Pushcart
Prize, the Lambda Literary Award and the Audre Lorde Award from the Publishing Triangle. She
has taught English and Creative Writing for several colleges and organizations. Moon holds an
MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College.
Many thanks to the Virginia Peck Trust Fund for funding Ms. Moon's MTSU visit, as
well as a reception in her honor immediately following the reading. If you are interested
in having Ms. Moon visit your class, you may contact me directly. Please share this
opportunity as well as the attached flyer with your students. I hope to see you there.