Creative Writing http://wkms.org en Test your 'Mad' Writing Skills at Madisonville Community College http://wkms.org/post/test-your-mad-writing-skills-madisonville-community-college <p>Madisonville Community College faculty member Scott Vander Ploeg&nbsp;joins Tracy to talk about a Flash Fiction Workshop coming up Saturday, November 2, and featuring Kentucky authors Constance Alexander, Normandi Ellis, and Steven R. Cope.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:44:43 +0000 Tracy Ross 35976 at http://wkms.org Test your 'Mad' Writing Skills at Madisonville Community College Kids Write Poetry & More at the Young Authors Camp http://wkms.org/post/kids-write-poetry-more-young-authors-camp <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week, several children from across the region, between the ages of 8 and 12, came to the campus of Murray State University for the annual Young Authors Camp. These young authors practiced writing for fun in a variety of styles from poetry to fictional stories, skits, and more, under the direction of classroom instructors. For more about this year's Young Authors Camp, </span>WKMS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Youth Radio Producer Matt </span>Markgraf<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;speaks with Camp Director Brooke Lovett.</span></p><p><strong>Recordings from the Young Author's Camp:&nbsp;</strong></p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:38:13 +0000 Matt Markgraf 32269 at http://wkms.org Kids Write Poetry & More at the Young Authors Camp Kentucky Monthly Seeking Submissions for 6th Annual Writers' Showcase http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-monthly-seeking-submissions-6th-annual-writers-showcase <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Kate Lochte speaks with Steve Vest, the owner and publisher of Vested Interest Publications - Kentucky Monthly magazine’s parent company, who gives us the scoop on how to enter its 6th Annual Literary Showcase. Kentucky Monthly is seeking fiction, creative-non fiction and poetry submissions from Kentucky writers, which includes anyone who currently lives in Kentucky, or has lived in Kentucky and uses it as their subject matter.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.kentuckymonthly.com/magazine/news-contests/literary-contest/" style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif;">See how to submit your work on the Kentucky Monthly website</a><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 16:09:58 +0000 Kate Lochte 31782 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Monthly Seeking Submissions for 6th Annual Writers' Showcase Love Poems Sound Good! Read the Top 10 http://wkms.org/post/love-poems-sound-good-read-top-10 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thank you to everyone who sent us a love poem as part of our First Ever Love Poems Sound Good Contest. We hope to make it an annual tradition, so be sure to keep us in your minds and hearts. Today, on a special Valentine's Day edition of Sounds Good, Tracy Ross and </span>Bec<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Feldhaus<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;read the ten finalists with much adulation and affection. The top ten poets received a box of chocolates from The Chocolate Factory in downtown Paducah! Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:39:44 +0000 Matt Markgraf 28070 at http://wkms.org Love Poems Sound Good! Read the Top 10 Long-Time MSU English Professor Reflects on Writing and the Value of Poetry http://wkms.org/post/long-time-msu-english-professor-reflects-writing-and-value-poetry <p>Dr. Charles Daughaday, long-time faculty member of the Department of English at Murray State University, visits Sounds Good to reflect on his writing life and the value of poetry today. &nbsp;He shares one of his poems and attests to his strong belief in the value of the Humanities and literature.</p><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 21:31:20 +0000 Kate Lochte 27536 at http://wkms.org Long-Time MSU English Professor Reflects on Writing and the Value of Poetry New College Textbook Attempts to Re-Invigorate Writing Instruction http://wkms.org/post/new-college-textbook-attempts-re-invigorate-writing-instruction <p>Two well-published poets who both teach at The University of West Georgia near Atlanta, Chad Davidson and Gregory Fraser, give a reading of their works in Clara Eagle Gallery, starting at 6 p.m.Thursday. Then on Friday, they take the bull by the horns and offer two presentations about teaching and learning basic composition. Davidson and Fraser have co-authored two books: <em>Writing Poetry: Creative and Critical Approaches</em> and <em>Analyze Anything: A Guide to Critical Reading and Writing</em>. Kate Lochte wanted to learn more about how they approach teaching writing at the college level.</p><p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 22:20:44 +0000 Kate Lochte 27377 at http://wkms.org New College Textbook Attempts to Re-Invigorate Writing Instruction Environmental Technology Professor Finds Joy in Writing Detective Fiction http://wkms.org/post/environmental-technology-professor-finds-joy-writing-detective-fiction <p>Steve Schneiderman teaches in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Murray State. In the wee hours of the morning he goes to his office for the solitude of after-hours and chuckles as he writes the continuing adventures of technically proficient but otherwise feckless detective Louie Leppedimay (a.k.a. Lippodoodle, Lippadoomie, and other similar attempts at the name). Schneiderman credits Mel Brooks as one of his inspirations.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:25:26 +0000 Kate Lochte 27300 at http://wkms.org Environmental Technology Professor Finds Joy in Writing Detective Fiction 'Five Writers Talk' at Murray State University http://wkms.org/post/five-writers-talk-murray-state-university <p>Murray State’s Watkins Chair in Creative Writing Instructor, Martin Roper, asked other Creative Writing faculty colleagues to answer about their art before a live audience who had submitted questions in advance. Kate Lochte of WKMS asks the questions. During Sounds Good today we feature the entire forum as recorded October 29th in Performing Arts Hall. Dale Ray Phillips, Anne Neelon, Carrie Jerrell and Squire Babcock join Mr. Roper on stage.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 22:20:38 +0000 Kate Lochte 24132 at http://wkms.org 'Five Writers Talk' at Murray State University