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Award-winning writer Dorothy Allison to visit Austin Peay State University as Acuff Chair of Excellence

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In any form, writing is the expression of an author’s view of the world. Some write to educate or entertain, while others write simply to document the people, places and events of the time.

Still, others can see the potential of the medium for something else; the really special ones see writing as a way to provoke uncertainty, and maybe make sense of the nonsensical along the way.

An award-winning writer, poet and novelist, Dorothy Allison

An award-winning writer, poet and novelist, Dorothy Allison

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2014 APSU Acuff Chair of Excellence recipient Scott McCloud, noted Comic Book Artist and Theorist

 

Acuff Chair of ExcellenceClarksville, TN – In issue No. 6 of the comic book “Superman Adventures,” the story begins with the destruction of the city of Metropolis. It’s a stark opening, but then Scott McCloud, the author of that issue, does something ingenious with the narrative. He moves backward through time, taking the Man of Steel to the source of the disaster.

“Scott McCloud has got to be just about the smartest guy in comics,” Frank Miller, author of graphic novels “300” and “The Dark Knight Returns,” said.

Comic Book Artist Scott McCloud to be 2014 APSU Acuff Chair of Excellence.

Comic Book Artist Scott McCloud to be 2014 APSU Acuff Chair of Excellence.

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First Thursday Art Walk to be held on April 4th, 2013

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU to honor local artists and arts supporters during March 17th Ovation Awards

 

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – On Wednesday evenings, you might know him as Bucky Dawes, manager of the fictional country music star Rayna James on the ABC drama “Nashville.” Later this month, when Nicole Kidman’s new psychological thriller “Stoker” hits theaters, he’ll be the minister dressed in black with a white collar

But most people in Clarksville know him as the Julliard-trained actor David Alford, an Austin Peay State University graduate who has never forgotten his alma mater.

David Alford is the recipient of this year's George Mabry Award.

David Alford is the recipient of this year’s George Mabry Award.

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18th Annual Bread and Words reading at Austin Peay State University November 20th

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Every November, on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, the Austin Peay State University Department of Languages and Literature hosts a benefit reading that not only celebrates the written word, but also raises public awareness of hunger in the local community.

This year, the tradition continues with the 18th Annual Bread and Words reading on November 20th in the APSU Morgan University Center Ballroom. «Read the rest of this article»

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Acuff Chair of Excellence recipient and Award Winning Writer David Huddle to read at APSU on November 8th

 

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – Every autumn, the Library of Virginia honors some of the nation’s top writers with its annual Virginia Literary Awards. Previous winners include such noted authors as Richard Bausch, Barbara Kingsolver and Geraldine Brooks.

Earlier this month, the Library presented its 2012 Emyl Jenkins Sexton Literary Award for Fiction to another esteemed writer – Austin Peay State University’s 2012-13 Acuff Chair of Excellence recipient David Huddle.

David Huddle

David Huddle

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APSU Acuff Chair of Excellence holder for 2012-13 to be Noted Writer David Huddle

 

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APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – Earlier this year, the award-winning writer David Huddle was contacted by Dr. Amy Wright, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of creative writing. Both writers hailed from rural Wythe County, VA, and after a bit of reminiscing about local haunts they both knew, Wright asked Huddle a question.

How would he, a two-time National Endowment of the Arts fellow and author of more than 17 books of poetry, fiction and essays, like to spend a few months this fall and next spring in Clarksville, working with APSU creative writing students? «Read the rest of this article»

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Renowned flutist William Bennett in concert at APSU Thursday, June 28th

 

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APSU Department of MusicClarksville, TN – In 1995, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth presented flutist William Bennett with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his distinguished services to music.

He has been called the “greatest living flute player in the world,” and musicians across the globe dream of someday studying under his guidance. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Chamber Singers Tour Tennessee and Kentucky

 

The APSU Music DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Chamber Singers, Austin Peay State University’s premiere choral ensemble, is hitting the road this week in order to bring high caliber performances to four communities in Tennessee and Kentucky.

“It’s a free concert, and it allows individuals in those communities to see and experience the fantastic music department at APSU,” Korre Foster, assistant professor of music at APSU and conductor of the ensemble, said. «Read the rest of this article»

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Classical composer Schoenfield visits APSU as Acuff Chair of Excellence

 

Clarksville, TN – The classical composer Paul Schoenfield is known for his daring combinations of musical forms. It isn’t unusual for works to be infused with jazz or ragtime, alongside more cultivated and conventional elements. It’s what causes his compositions to be considered so wildly original and accessible, and has lead Schoenfield to be called one of the finest American composers working today.

On January 18th, Schoenfield will come to Austin Peay State University for a weeklong visit as one of this year’s Acuff Chairs of Excellence for the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts. His visit will culminate in a free concert of his work, “The Music of Paul Schoenfield,” at 7:30pm on January 24th, in the Music/Mass Communication Building’s Concert Hall. The event will be part of APSU’s Dimension’s Concert Series. «Read the rest of this article»

 


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