Writing News

Find more info and interviews with MTSU creative writers and guests on the In Process blog.feather

Creative Writing Events

  • Poetry in the Boro events continue throughout the summer. Visit their website for the latest info.
  • *In Process Series: Allen Hibbard (creative nonfiction). Thursday, September 1, at 4:30 pm at the Ingram Building MT Center. Free and open to the public.
  • *In Process Series: Georgia Middleman (songwriting). Thursday, September 8, at 4:30 pm at the Ingram Building MT Center. Free and open to the public.
  • *In Process Series: Jesse Graves (poetry) hosted by Dr. Gaylord Brewer. Thursday, September 15, at 4:30 pm at the Ingram Building MT Center. Free and open to the public.
  • *In Process Series: Open Mic and Café hosted by Dr. Fred Arroyo. Thursday, September 22, at 4:30 pm at the Ingram Building MT Center. Free and open to the public.
  • *In Process Series: Special Event in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month: Michael Mejia (ficiton) hosted by Dr. Fred Arroyo. Thursday, September 29, at 4:30 pm at the Ingram Building MT Center. Free and open to the public.
  • *In Process Series: Alicia Haymer (playwriting); Heavy, a staged reading of a play-in-progress directed by Toriya Burford. Thursday, October 6, at 4:30 pm at the Ingram Building MT Center. (Note that Heavy is a full-length play, and this event will include a talkback with the playwright, so this event will run later than usual.) Free and open to the public.
  • *In Process Series: Jeff Zentner (YA fiction) hosted by Dr. Ellen Donovan. Thursday, October 20, at 4:30 pm at the Ingram Building MT Center. Free and open to the public.
  • *In Process Series: Andrea Jurjević (poetry and translation). hosted by Prof. Amie Whittemore, at 4:30 pm at the Ingram Building MT Center. Free and open to the public.
  • *In Process Series: Margaret Hoffman (TV writing): a staged reading of a TV script directed by Makenzie Johnson. Thursday, November 3, at 4:30 pm at the Ingram Building MT Center. Free and open to the public.
  • *In Process Series: Open Mic and Café hosted by Dr. Fred Arroyo. Thursday, November 10, at 4:30 pm at the Ingram Building MT Center. Free and open to the public.
  • *In Process Series: Multi-Genre Celebration featuring Fred Arroyo, Claudia Barnett, Jennifer Wachtel Kates, and Amie Whittemore. Thursday, November 17, at 4:30 pm at the Ingram Building MT Center. Free and open to the public.

 * In Process: A Creative Writing Event Series is free and open to the public thanks to the support of the Virginia Peck Trust Fund, Distinguished Lectures, and the English Department. In Process meets most Thursday afternoons in the Fall at 4:30 pm. Most events last 70-90 minutes. 

Calls for Student Writing

  • Poetry in the Boro welcomes submissions from Rutherford County poets, photographers, and visual artists for the 2023 wall calendar. Deadline is July 5. For more information, visit their website.
  • Outrageous Fortune, the country’s first nationwide online literary magazine for and by undergraduates, is currently accepting submissions of all genres: fiction, non-fiction, drama, film, art, photography, and poetry, and digital files such as video-recorded spoken word and short films. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, but the deadline to be included in the Spring 2022 issue is March 30. See their website for submission guidelines.
  • "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.

 

To have your event or call for student writing added to this page, contact Dr. Claudia Barnett.