Creative Writing

Arts
5:44 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Test your 'Mad' Writing Skills at Madisonville Community College

Madisonville Community College faculty member Scott Vander Ploeg 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. 

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Education
1:38 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Kids Write Poetry & More at the Young Authors Camp

Young Authors Camp 2013 Group Photo
Brooke Lovett, Camp Director, Young Authors Camp

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, WKMS Youth Radio Producer Matt Markgraf speaks with Camp Director Brooke Lovett.

Recordings from the Young Author's Camp: 

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Arts
11:09 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Kentucky Monthly Seeking Submissions for 6th Annual Writers' Showcase

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. See how to submit your work on the Kentucky Monthly website.

Culture
1:39 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Love Poems Sound Good! Read the Top 10

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 Bec Feldhaus 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! ...And here they are in their printed glory:

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Arts
3:31 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Long-Time MSU English Professor Reflects on Writing and the Value of Poetry

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.  He shares one of his poems and attests to his strong belief in the value of the Humanities and literature.

Education
4:20 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

New College Textbook Attempts to Re-Invigorate Writing Instruction

Chad Davidson (Left), Gregory Fraser (Right)
Credit westga.edu

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: Writing Poetry: Creative and Critical Approaches and Analyze Anything: A Guide to Critical Reading and Writing. Kate Lochte wanted to learn more about how they approach teaching writing at the college level.

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Environment
10:25 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Environmental Technology Professor Finds Joy in Writing Detective Fiction

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.

Culture
4:20 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

'Five Writers Talk' at Murray State University

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.

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