Writing News

In Process: A Creative Writing Event Series

Livestreaming Event (almost) Every Thursday!

In Process meets Thursday afternoons at 4:30 at the Ingram Building MT Center. The Series is free and open to the public, but seating is limited due to social distancing. Masks are required. Students enrolled in ENGL 3635 and 3635-Honors have priority seating.


A listing of campus and community events of interest to MTSU writers.   

  • In Process welcomes Jette Halladay and Story Bandits on Thursday, October 1, at 4:30 pm. The In Process Series meets Thursday afternoons at 4:30 at the Ingram Building MT Center. The Series is free and open to the public, but seating will be limited due to social distancing. Masks are required. Students enrolled in ENGL 3635 or 3635-Honors will have priority seating. Livestreaming here!
  • Saturdays at Todd presents Kory Wells: From Impulse to Impact Poetry Workshop: Writing What Matters to You in a Way That Speaks to Others. October 3, 12:30-3 pm via Zoom. Free and open to the public.
  • In Process presents an Open Mic & Café hosted by Dr. Fred Arroyo. Thursday, October 8, at 4:30 pm. The In Process Series meets Thursday afternoons at 4:30 at the Ingram Building MT Center. The Series is free and open to the public, but seating will be limited due to social distancing. Masks are required. Students enrolled in ENGL 3635 or 3635-Honors will have priority seating. Note that this event will not be livestreamed.
  • In Process welcomes poet Amie Whittemore on Thursday, October 15, at 4:30 pm. The In Process Series meets Thursday afternoons at 4:30 at the Ingram Building MT Center. The Series is free and open to the public, but seating will be limited due to social distancing. Masks are required. Students enrolled in ENGL 3635 or 3635-Honors will have priority seating. Livestreaming here!
  • MTSU Write is hosting its Fall Creative Writing Conference on Zoom: Saturday, October 17-Sunday, October 18. Workshop leaders include Hank Early, Linda Busby Parker, Christian Anton Gerard, Marcus Jackson, Michael Taylor, John Minichillo, Jessica Folk, Charlotte Rains Dixon, Alex Terrell, Constantine Jones, Anna Weinstein, and Karen Alea Ford. Registration is $20 per session, $60 for five sessions, or $80 for the entire conference. 
  • In Process welcomes poet and songwriter Keith Flynn on Thursday, October 22, at 4:30 pm. The In Process Series meets Thursday afternoons at 4:30 at the Ingram Building MT Center. The Series is free and open to the public, but seating will be limited due to social distancing. Masks are required. Students enrolled in ENGL 3635 or 3635-Honors will have priority seating. Livestreaming here!
  • Saturdays at Todd presents Kara Jill Kemp: The Stories We Tell, a virtual, two-hour workshop exploring ways to craft personal narratives through writing exercises. October 31 (time TBA) via Zoom. Free and open to the public. 
  • In Process welcomes fiction writer (and playwright) McAdoo Greer on Thursday, November 5, at 4:30 pm. The In Process Series meets Thursday afternoons at 4:30 at the Ingram Building MT Center. The Series is free and open to the public, but seating will be limited due to social distancing. Masks are required. Students enrolled in ENGL 3635 or 3635-Honors will have priority seating. Livestreaming here!
  • In Process presents a staged reading of Theodosia Redux, a play-in-progress written by Claudia Barnett and directed by Lauren Shouse. Thursday, November 12, at 4:30 pm. The In Process Series meets Thursday afternoons at 4:30 at the Ingram Building MT Center. The Series is free and open to the public, but seating will be limited due to social distancing. Masks are required. Students enrolled in ENGL 3635 or 3635-Honors will have priority seating. Livestreaming here!
  • In Process presents an Open Mic & Café hosted by Dr. Fred Arroyo. Thursday, November 19, at 4:30 pm. The In Process Series meets Thursday afternoons at 4:30 at the Ingram Building MT Center. The Series is free and open to the public, but seating will be limited due to social distancing. Masks are required. Students enrolled in ENGL 3635 or 3635-Honors will have priority seating. Note that this event will not be livestreamed.

 To have your event added to this page, contact Dr. Claudia Barnett.

Calls for Student Writing/Awards.

The world may be upside down but the Southern Literary Festival Undergraduate Writing Contest cannot be stopped! Each year, SLF allows each member school TWO submissions in each category to be judged in a regional competition. Winners' work will be published in the SLF anthology, and they will receive cash prizes and the opportunity to read their work at the 2021 Festival event (all virtual this year). Please submit your best work in the following genres:
1. short story
2. creative nonfiction
3. poetry
4. formal essay
5. one act play
6. e-zine
This year, all submissions will be virtual via Submittable, where students can find full submission guidelines. Deadline: December 1.
Contact Dr. Jennifer Kates for more information

 

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