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Events & Writing Group Info

Each session, MTSU Write hosts events that nurture the writing community and celebrate literary life.  We also have facilitated writing groups, which meet on zoom. Check here for updates as events and writing groups will 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:

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Writing Groups

MTSU Write is pleased to offer writing groups for writers who want community and accountability. These writing groups are facilitated by one of our mentors, who acts as an organizer and co-participant, sharing their work alongside other members of the group. We have no more openings for summer 2024. Check back for fall availability in August 2024.

The registration fee is $100 per semester, which aligns with our mentorship session schedule.

If you’d like to join one of the groups, email [email protected]. Please share your genre of choice, a short description of the project you’re working on, and a 1-2 page writing sample. Upon acceptance to the group, you will be given a link to pay the registration fee.

Spring Saturdays

Each spring, we are pleased to offer a series of free master classes on Saturdays. Spring 2024 events have ended; Spring 2025 events will be posted later this year.

Summer Simmer

For summer 2024, we’ll kick off our Summer Simmer with a visit from writer Pauletta Hansel on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 and a book group discussion on The Way of the Fearless Writer on July 10.

Save your seat for the Book Club talk here.

Cover image of the way of the fearless writer.

The Way of the Fearless Writer Book Group Discussion

This summer, we’ll once again “simmer” on something to feed our creative spirits with an in-person book group discussion on The Way of the Fearless Writer by Beth Kempton on July 10, 6:00pm-7:30pm at the Technology Engagement Center, 306 Minerva Dr, Murfreesboro, TN, US, 37130 (This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the Rutherford County Library System). The suggested donation to participate in the book group is $10, which supports our scholarship fund. Books are not provided. To register without donating, email us at [email protected].

Questions or Comments

Please send an email to [email protected].