Welcome to MTSU Write

(formerly The Writer's Loft)


Registration is open for the Fall Term of MTSU Write. Please see tabs to left for more information.


 Creative Writers Conference of Middle Tennessee


Saturday, September 20th, 2014

James Union Building, MTSU





9:30-10 Registration—Help yourself to coffee and muffins in the Hazlewood Room.


10-10:15 Welcome—Terry Price, MTSU Write fiction mentor and former co-director.


10:15-11:15 Jeff Hardin, poet and MTSU mentor. Introduction by Amber Hart


11:30-12:30 D.T. Lumpkin, creative nonfiction. Introduction by Peggy Duke.


12:30-1:30 Lunch—Assorted boxed lunches available in the Hazelwood Room. Books available for sale by Parnassus Booksellers.


1:30-2:30 Darnell Arnoult, novelist and poet. Introduction by Kimberly Cross Teter.


2:45-3:45 Publishing panel with Jeff, D.T., moderated by Gloria Ballard, former assistant editor for Travel Section of The Tennessean, current freelancer, and fiction and non-fiction mentor for MTSU Write.


4-5 Graduate readings: Amber Hart, Casey Stohrer, and Cathleen Reid. Introductions by Linda Busby Parker, MTSU Write mentor in fiction.


Presentation of certificates to graduates: Amber Hart, Casey Stohrer, Cathleen Reid and Christy Cates by Karen Alea Ford, director.


5-6 Dinner—Buffet in the Hazlewood Room. Books available for purchase in lobby.


6-7 Keynote: Tony Earley. Introduction by Lou Mindar.


7-7:30 Final book sales by Parnassus and signings      



MTSU Write is a from-home mentorship program under the English Department. 

It is a three semester program, working with new and experienced writers in fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Our mission is simple: helping you become the writer you long to be.

Our method is direct: working one-on-one with a mentor to hone your writing skills and produce a publishable manuscript.

Our award-winning faculty have distinguished themselves in a variety of genres and styles, and we are confident we can provide you with a mentor who understands your interests, can help improve your skills, and coach you toward achieving your dream of becoming a published writer.

Program enquiries to theloftmtsu@gmail.com


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