Reading 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 Nation's Report Card Shows Stagnant Scores For Reading, Math http://wkms.org/post/nations-report-card-shows-stagnant-scores-reading-math The government released the latest national test scores on Wednesday, and the news isn't good: 12th-graders are headed toward graduation, but many don't have the skills they need to succeed in college or work.<p>The test is the <a href="http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/">National Assessment of Educational Progress</a>, often referred to as "the nation's report card."<p>It measured reading and math skills of 92,000 high school seniors in 2013 and found that reading skills of those 12th-graders have gone unchanged since the last time the test was given, in 2009, and they're lower than those Wed, 07 May 2014 14:10:35 +0000 Juana Summers 40395 at http://wkms.org Nation's Report Card Shows Stagnant Scores For Reading, Math 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 Summer Activities at the Calloway County Public Library http://wkms.org/post/summer-activities-calloway-county-public-library <p>Calloway County Public Library’s Sandy Linn visits <em>Sounds Good</em> for an update on activities there, including art workshops for kids, a book to movie club, staff reads coming soon to WKMS, and a book sale on July 27th. <a href="http://www.callowaycountylibrary.org/">See more about events at Calloway County Public Library</a>.</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:32:05 +0000 Kate Lochte 33084 at http://wkms.org Summer Activities at the Calloway County Public Library Summer Starts at Calloway County Public Library http://wkms.org/post/summer-starts-calloway-county-public-library <p>Chad Lampe has an update on activities happening this summer at the Calloway County Public Library. he speaks with Acquisitions and Programming Director Sandy Linn about adult and teen summer reading programs, special guests to the library for kids like puppet theatres and magicians, and summer family movie afternoons. <a href="http://www.callowaycountylibrary.org/">Visit Calloway County Public Library online to see the calendar</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 22 May 2013 21:37:59 +0000 Chad Lampe 31733 at http://wkms.org Summer Starts at Calloway County Public Library Childrens Author Lin Oliver Comes to Madisonville http://wkms.org/post/childrens-author-lin-oliver-comes-madisonville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lin Oliver is the author of the </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Who Shrunk Daniel Funk</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> series, and the co-author, with Henry Winkler, of the bestselling </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Hank Zipzer </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">series. She is a writer and producer of movies, books, and television series for children and families. The co-founder and executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and sons. On Sounds Good, we learned more about the event in </span>Madisonville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with Lin and fellow writer Theo Baker.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://linoliver.com">Visit her at linoliver.com</a>.</span></p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 18:20:56 +0000 Kate Lochte 29023 at http://wkms.org Childrens Author Lin Oliver Comes to Madisonville Parenthood Project: Reading to Your Child http://wkms.org/post/parenthood-project-reading-your-child <p>In the second interview of the WKMS Parenthood Project, WKMS Membership Coordinator&nbsp;Jenni Todd interviews Dr. Sharon Gill of Murray State's Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, about the importance of reading to your child.</p><p><strong>Accompanying links:</strong></p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 23:00:51 +0000 Jenni Todd 28923 at http://wkms.org Parenthood Project: Reading to Your Child