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
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
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
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
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
Each Fall, MTSU Write celebrates its mission by hosting the Creative Writing Conference on the MTSU campus. The Conference brings together students, mentors, alumni, and members of the community for breakout sessions, a keynote, lunch, and graduation to recognize those students who have completed three trimesters with the program. This year’s conference will be held … More Registration Now Open!
It was my kindergarten graduation, a time to celebrate my step forward in life, when the director came around with a microphone asking us “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The same replies would ring out: “I want to be a teacher!” “I want to be a doctor!” “I want to … More Just Write