Murfreesboro’s New Laureate Program

Murfreesboro is booming. This year, it was in Forbes’ list of America’s Top 25 Fastest Growing Cities, and it’s honestly no surprise. Over the last 20 years, our population has doubled (1) (2) as folks take advantage of our town’s great housing market, strong community vibes, and our proximity to Nashville. Middle Tennessee State University also brings people … More Murfreesboro’s New Laureate Program

Poetry in the Boro

May is one of my favorite months of the year. Not only does it house a few personal milestones of mine, but it also sits in the very heart of spring, the season of beginnings. So it only makes sense that my very first poetry night happened in May, just as my internship with MTSU Write was taking off.

One of MTSU Write’s goals is to bolster the writing community, connecting writers and popularizing local talent, especially here in the Murfreesboro area – MTSU’s hometown. That’s why we very proudly sponsor a monthly event for Murfreesboro poets called Poetry in the Boro, an open mic night where anyone can share their work and meet other writers. … More Poetry in the Boro

Meet the Mentees

It’s none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.  – Ernest Hemingway –   MTSU Write is a program with one, simple mission: to help aspiring writers achieve their dreams and to become the writers they wish to be. With the help, advice, … More Meet the Mentees

Light Your Fire

A little girl climbs into bed, her Bug’s Life pajamas on. A stack of Junie B. Jones, Magic Tree House, and The Babysitters Club books rest on her night stand. She has in one hand a journal and in the other a no.2 pencil. She is writing down the titles of all her books, so … More Light Your Fire

Rumor Has It

There’s a rumor going round…have you heard it?  They say that something is happening in Murfreesboro, the little town in the middle of Tennessee.  They say there’s a rumbling, a shifting, some sort of growth.  A renaissance.  No one knows exactly how it started, but somehow the geographic center of the state has started to … More Rumor Has It

2016 Creative Writing Conference Schedule

It’s finally here! The full schedule for the 2016 Creative Writing Conference is now available. Please see below for details! Registration information can be found here: http://www.mtsu.edu/write/conference.php We look forward to seeing you next month! _________________________________________________________________ Morning Breakout Sessions: 9:30-11:00 Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor “Writing the “Not Me”: Dramatic Monologue and Persona Poems” When we think of … More 2016 Creative Writing Conference Schedule

Meet the Mentors

men·tor /menˌtôr,ˈmenˌtər/ noun 1. an experienced and trusted adviser. For Harry Potter, there was Dumbledore. For Frodo Baggins, there was Gandalf. For Luke Skywalker, there was Obi Wan Kenobi. Every great character has a mentor alongside them to guide them through a long yet rewarding journey. A mentor is someone who pushes us to reach … More Meet the Mentors