Author's Biography 


Jay Allison is an independent journalist and leader in public broadcasting. He produces The Moth Radio Hour and has created dozens of documentary programs and series. Over the past 35 years, he has been a frequent contributor to NPR news programs and This American Life, and is is a six-time Peabody Award winner. He hosted and produced This I Believe on NPR and co-edited the bestselling companion books. He is founder of the public media websites, and the Public Radio Exchange (, and of WCAI, the public radio station on Cape Cod where Allison lives with his family.
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Welcome Weekend Schedule of Events

 Saturday, August 23, 2014
President's Opening Ceremony, 5:30pm, Floyd Stadium
President's Picnic and Author Book Signing, 6:30pm, Floyd Stadium

The Distinguished Lecture Committee has invited Jay to address our students as our 14th Summer Reading keynote speaker.
This event will kick off of the new school year and all MTSU students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to attend.


Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 3:30pm

Jay will visit Murfreesboro's Linebaugh Library for a book signing and to speak to the community book clubs that will be reading the book.