MSU MFA http://wkms.org en 'Spit' Poet Lee Reads at Murray State MFA Series http://wkms.org/post/spit-poet-lee-reads-murray-state-mfa-series <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Two-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize, Esther Lee, is the author of the poetry collection <em>Spit</em>, which received the 2010 Elixir Press Poetry Prize. Having won many other literary awards, Lee is also Kundiman fellow. Kundiman is a national organization dedicated to the creation and cultivation of Asian American creative writing. lee' son faculty at Agness Scott College in Atlanta and reads her poetry tomorrow night (July 17) at 7:30 in the Clara Eagle Gallery of Doyle Fine Arts. Kate speaks with Dr. Lee on <em>Sounds Good</em>.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:49:30 +0000 Kate Lochte 42138 at http://wkms.org 'Spit' Poet Lee Reads at Murray State MFA Series 'Savvy Storyteller' D'Souza Reads at Murray State's MFA Series http://wkms.org/post/savvy-storyteller-dsouza-reads-murray-states-mfa-series <p>Former U.S. Peace Corps rural AIDS educator, Tony D'Souza is tonight's presenter for the Murray State MFA Residency Reading Series that's open to all at 7:30 in Clara Eagle Gallery. &nbsp;His fictional works, like <em>Mule: A Novel of Moving Weight</em>&nbsp;grow from non-fictional stimuli, and have won him prestigious literary awards, national publication, and academic fellowships.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:58:40 +0000 Kate Lochte & Matt Markgraf 42109 at http://wkms.org 'Savvy Storyteller' D'Souza Reads at Murray State's MFA Series Acclaimed Nashville Writer Kicks Off MFA Reading Series http://wkms.org/post/acclaimed-nashville-writer-kicks-mfa-reading-series <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two decades after his debut collection "Here We Are in Paradise" heralded Tony </span>Earley<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as one of the most accomplished writers of his generation, his latest work coming out in August re-affirms his story-telling prowess. We meet Mr. </span>Earley<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on <em>Sounds Good</em> today, in advance of his 7:30 p.m. Sunday presentation for the Murray State MFA Reading Series.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:24:34 +0000 Kate Lochte & Matt Markgraf 42010 at http://wkms.org Acclaimed Nashville Writer Kicks Off MFA Reading Series Acclaimed Poet Alan Shapiro Reads at Murray State http://wkms.org/post/acclaimed-poet-alan-shapiro-reads-murray-state <p>Highly lauded poet, Boston native, UNC-Chapel Hill Professor Alan Shapiro reads from his latest book at Murray State this Thursday (April 3) in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery. Shapiro has won numerous awards for his work including two from the National Arts Foundation. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation. On Sounds Good, Shapiro reads from his work and talks about how he became a poet after his high school basketball career ended.</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:56:52 +0000 Kate Lochte 39613 at http://wkms.org Acclaimed Poet Alan Shapiro Reads at Murray State Essayist Previews First Book at Murray State's MFA Reading Series http://wkms.org/post/essayist-previews-first-book-murray-states-mfa-reading-series <p>Essayist, journalist and translator Riley Hanick is Murray State's Watkins Chair in Creative Writing. Next Wednesday, January 8, he is among featured writers for the MSU/MFA in Creative Writing Reading Series. His work has appeared in The Sonora Review, Seneca Review, No Depression and other publications. Kate Lochte spoke with Hanick for <em>Sounds Good</em> to learn more about his first book.</p><p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 20:09:30 +0000 Kate Lochte 37751 at http://wkms.org Essayist Previews First Book at Murray State's MFA Reading Series YA Novelist and Poet Cristina Garcia Comes to MSU for Reading Series http://wkms.org/post/ya-novelist-and-poet-cristina-garcia-comes-msu-reading-series <p>The darkly comic novel&nbsp;<em>King of Cuba</em>&nbsp;is Cristina Garcia's latest work. Garcia &nbsp;is one of the writers featured at next week's Murray State MFA in Creative Writing January Reading Series. She reads Tuesday, January 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Clara Eagle Gallery, sixth floor, &nbsp;Doyle Fine Arts Building. Born in Havana, and raised in New York City, Garcia has written six novels; she's edited two anthologies; she's authored works for young readers; a collection of poetry, and a young adult novel. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 17:20:00 +0000 Kate Lochte 37684 at http://wkms.org YA Novelist and Poet Cristina Garcia Comes to MSU for Reading Series Poet Laureate of Wisconsin Comes to Murray State for Reading Series http://wkms.org/post/poet-laureate-wisconsin-comes-murray-state-reading-series <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new year opens next week with the Murray State Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program's first reading series. The readings are open to the public in Clara Eagle Art Gallery, sixth floor Doyle Fine Arts at Fifteenth and Olive Streets. We meet writer Max Garland who lives and teaches in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. </span></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:11:01 +0000 Kate Lochte 37682 at http://wkms.org Poet Laureate of Wisconsin Comes to Murray State for Reading Series Holiday Poems from Murray State's MFA in Creative Writing Director Ann Neelon http://wkms.org/post/holiday-poems-murray-states-mfa-creative-writing-director-ann-neelon <p>Murray State's MFA in Creative Writing Program Director Ann Neelon visits Kate Locte on Sounds Good to read a selection of favorite poems for the holiday season. They also talk about the upcoming MFA residency, visiting writers, and the latest issue of the New Madrid literary journal.</p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:21:56 +0000 Kate Lochte 37298 at http://wkms.org Holiday Poems from Murray State's MFA in Creative Writing Director Ann Neelon Ann Neelon on Murray State's MFA Program and New Madrid http://wkms.org/post/ann-neelon-murray-states-mfa-program-and-new-madrid <p>Today on <em>Sounds Good</em>,&nbsp;MSU’s New Madrid Journal of Contemporary Literature Editor and MFA Program Director Anne Neelon drops by to review the Summer 2013 edition and preview the next publication. She speaks with Kate about the "paradigm shift" of evolving the MFA Program and how it caters to distance learning students in a 'budget-tight' environment. Also, how one can submit work to New Madrid, and the theme for the next issue: The Great Hunger. <a href="http://www.newmadridjournal.org/">See more about the New Madrid Journal</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:22:58 +0000 Kate Lochte 33715 at http://wkms.org Ann Neelon on Murray State's MFA Program and New Madrid MFA Reading Wednesday Night Brings This American Life Essayist to Murray http://wkms.org/post/mfa-reading-wednesday-night-brings-american-life-essayist-murray <p>Murray State's MFA Reading Series' fourth and final visiting author Davy Rothbart has achieved celebrity status for contributions to <em>This American Life</em> and for being interviewed by David Letterman and appreciated by Jon Stewart. This year a musical titled Found is premiering, based on Rothbart's decade of producing Found Magazine. He's also an essayist and memoirist. Some say he's a modern day Jack Kerouac for the rap generation. Rothbart presents Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Clara Eagle Gallery of Doyle Fine Arts on campus, a reading that's open to all. Kate Lochte asked Davy Rothbart about his work.</p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:30:17 +0000 Kate Lochte 32899 at http://wkms.org MFA Reading Wednesday Night Brings This American Life Essayist to Murray