So it was about a month ago when I was attending one of our Spring Saturday Seminars hosted by Jennie Webb, an LA playwright and a charismatic speaker. She was a blast to listen to and provided not only some really neat insights about playwriting, but also just creative writing in general. She gave us … More Learning to Write Badly
My work with MTSU Write has provided me with one certainty: my last semester at MTSU will remain in my memory indefinitely. We’re a little more than halfway through the Fall 2017 semester, a fact I find difficult to accept. But I know the reason for time’s rapid passing: I’m far too busy learning. The … More It’s Not All Coffee Runs
What a year it has been! Since last September, MTSU Write has grown and expanded. In spring we launched our Spring Saturdays series, reaching dozens of new local writers in master classes led by Dorothy Allison, Susannah Felts, Holly Tucker, and our own alum Tiana Clark. We wrote personal memoirs, learned how to use research, … More Now. Write Now.
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
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
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