MSU MFA

Good Reads
3:26 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

'American Afterlife' Author on the Oddities of Death, Reads at Murray State

Credit americanafterlifebook.com

Atlanta NPR station WABE's award winning news reporter and author of American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning, Kate Sweeney, visits Murray State University to give a reading tomorrow (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. in Clara Eagle Gallery. The University of Georgia Press publication is about memorialization of death, both current and historic. Kate Lochte speaks with Sweeney on Sounds Good about the work of creative non-fiction.

Read more
Arts
2:56 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Murray State MFA Grad Publishes YA Novel on Identity and Bullying

Credit book cover, Amazon.com

Murray State MFA graduate and writer Christine Bailey published her first young adult fiction novel Girl in the Middle, a story of identity and bullying. Before teaching English at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, Bailey worked as a journalist, marketing/public relations writer and freelance writer. She reads from her book on Sounds Good.

Read more
Arts
2:28 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

MSU Professor Receives One of Six Fellowships for Individual Artists in Kentucky

Credit murraystate.edu

Murray State University Professor of English Carrie Jerrell has received an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. She is one of six writers chosen for demonstrating a high level of excellence and creativity in their literary ares careers. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Jerrell, reading form her newest work. 

Read more
Arts
3:49 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

'Spit' Poet Lee Reads at Murray State MFA Series

Credit Courtesy of Esther Lee

Two-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize, Esther Lee, is the author of the poetry collection Spit, 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 Sounds Good.

Read more
Arts
4:58 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

'Savvy Storyteller' D'Souza Reads at Murray State's MFA Series

Credit tonydsouza.com, cropped

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.  His fictional works, like Mule: A Novel of Moving Weight grow from non-fictional stimuli, and have won him prestigious literary awards, national publication, and academic fellowships.

Read more
Arts
4:24 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Acclaimed Nashville Writer Kicks Off MFA Reading Series

Credit vanderbilt.edu

Two decades after his debut collection "Here We Are in Paradise" heralded Tony Earley 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. Earley on Sounds Good today, in advance of his 7:30 p.m. Sunday presentation for the Murray State MFA Reading Series.

Read more
Arts
1:56 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Acclaimed Poet Alan Shapiro Reads at Murray State

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.

Read more
Arts
2:09 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Essayist Previews First Book at Murray State's MFA Reading Series

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 Sounds Good to learn more about his first book.

Read more
Arts
11:20 am
Tue December 31, 2013

YA Novelist and Poet Cristina Garcia Comes to MSU for Reading Series

Credit cristinagarcianovelist.com

The darkly comic novel King of Cuba is Cristina Garcia's latest work. Garcia  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,  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.

Read more
Arts
2:11 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Poet Laureate of Wisconsin Comes to Murray State for Reading Series

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.

Read more

Pages