Events

Each session, MTSU Write hosts events that nurture the writing community and celebrate literary life.  Check here for updates as events change from season to season.

Throughout the year, MTSU co-sponsors Poetry in the Boro, a monthly reading and open mic event.  Follow the schedule and learn more about featured writers here:  https://www.facebook.com/PoetryInTheBoro/?fref=ts

Spring Session

February 21: SHIFT, Volume 2 Launch Party 

February 22: Spring Saturdays with Amie Whittemore 

March 7: Storytelling Workshop with Mark Lamb

March 22: Spring Saturdays with Melissa Maxwell 

April 11: Spring Saturdays with Fred Arroyo

April 11: Book Launch party celebrating Fred Arroyo's new book Sown in Earth: Essays of Memory and Belonging

April 14: Rutherford County Arts Alliance Meeting, hosted by MTSU Write

Spring Saturdays Series

Spring Saturdays Master Classes are held in the MT Center, Sam Ingram Building, on the MTSU Campus, from 9 am until noon. Come ready to write!

February 22: Amie Whittemore

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Portraits & Personas:

How do we write about ourselves without navel-gazing? How do we write in other voices without appropriating others’ lives? We’ll explore these tough questions through serious play, by discussing example self-portrait and persona poems and experimenting with writing prompts that will encourage poets to write about themselves and others with verve and precision.

Amie Whittemore

Amie Whittemore is the author of the poetry collection Glass Harvest (Autumn House Press) and the 2020 Poet Laureate of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Her poems have won multiple awards, including a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, and her poems and prose have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Nashville Review, Smartish Pace, Pleiades, and elsewhere. She is the Reviews Editor for Southern Indiana Review and teaches English at Middle Tennessee State University.

March 22: Melissa Maxwell

April 11: Fred Arroyo

MTSU Write continues to sposor Poetry in the Boro, a monthly community poetry reading and open mic event here in Murfreesboro.

Summer Session

Coming soon...

 MTSU Write continues to sposor Poetry in the Boro, a monthly community poetry reading and open mic event here in Murfreesboro.

Fall Session

Coming soon...

MTSU Write continues to sposor Poetry in the Boro, a monthly community poetry reading and open mic event here in Murfreesboro. 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 
Questions or Comments

Please send an email to mtsuwrite@mtsu.edu.