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Austin Peay State University’s Amy Wright publishes new essay collection titled “Think I’ll Go Eat a Worm”

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The risotto had crickets in it. Dr. Amy Wright, Austin Peay State University (APSU) professor of languages and literature, knew the insects were dead, but something about their small faces bothered her.

“These were whole crickets, and they appeared to be looking back at us,” she said. “I said, ‘I don’t know if I can do this.”

Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Amy Wright.

Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Amy Wright.

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum October 2017 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in October at the Museum are: The X Housewife Portraits by Kit Kite, Ed Nash: Terrain, Ann Nichols: Split Focus, Tamara Reynolds: Southern Route, and Veiled Abstractions: L.A. Bachman.

LA Bachman - Tap

LA Bachman – Tap

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Customs House Museum to hold Women Writers’ Hour Event

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum will kick off the month of October with a Writers’ Hour in conjunction with the exhibit This Is My Story. The event takes place on October 1st, 2017 at 2:00pm and will include readings by some of the women featured in the show.

Women writers representing multiple decades shared their thoughts of who they are on Mother’s Day. Their writings are suspended on cloth, hung “clothesline style” in the Museum’s Jostens Gallery.

This Is My Story

This Is My Story

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APSU to hold reading with Acuff Chair of Excellence recipient Dorothy Allison April 7th

 

Acuff Circle of ExcellenceClarksville, TN – Award-winning writer, poet and novelist Dorothy Allison, the current Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence recipient, will be on the campus of Austin Peay State University on Friday, April 7th for an evening reading of her work.

The event, which takes place at 8:00pm, will be held at the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on the University campus and is free to the public.

Allison has won a number of literary awards, including two Lambda Literary Awards and the American Library Association Prize for Lesbian and Gay Writing for her 1988 short story collection, “Trash.”

Award-winning writer, poet and novelist, Dorothy Allison

Award-winning writer, poet and novelist, Dorothy Allison

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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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Austin Peay State University’s Zone 3 Press presents an editors reading on October 6th

 

Austin Peay State University's Zone 3 PressClarksville, TN – On Thursday, October 6th, Zone 3, the Austin Peay State University Center for Excellence in the Creative Arts’ literary journal, will present a reading with three of its award-winning editors, Amy Wright, Barry Kitterman and Andrea Spofford.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Room 303 of the Morgan University Center and begins at 8:00pm.

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APSU’s Zone 3 Press announces contributor Norman Dubie wins 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Zone 3 Press, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Center for Excellence in Creative Arts’ literary press, is proud to congratulate poet Norman Dubie, whose latest collection of poems, “The Quotations of Bone,” was recently awarded the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize.

Included in Dubie’s award-winning collection is the long poem, “The Fallen Bird of the Fields,” which was itself the first chapbook published by Zone 3 Press. Published in 2010, “The Fallen Bird of the Fields” represented both a literal and metaphorical uniting of themes and disciplines.

Norman Dubie. (Arizona State University)

Norman Dubie. (Arizona State University)

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Clarksville Writers’ Conference Speakers Again Are Tops

 

Clarksville Writers ConferenceClarksville, TN – From comic book contributors to best-selling romance writers to illustrators and more, the writers at this year’s Clarksville Writers’ Conference, sponsored by the Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council, was again not only informative but full of essential hints that lead would-be-writers to success.

A heavy emphasis on self-publication was a new feature for conference goers. Many of the authors were either Clarksville or Middle Tennessee natives, including the keynote speaker Jim Squires or Crockett White, a Nashville native and author of West End among several other books.

Michel Stone presenting "Pursuing Your Passon: One Novelist's Advice on Staying the Course" at the 2016 Clarksville Writer's Conference.

Michel Stone presenting “Pursuing Your Passon: One Novelist’s Advice on Staying the Course” at the 2016 Clarksville Writer’s Conference.

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Registration for 12th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference going on now

 

Clarksville Writers ConferenceClarksville, TN – The Twelfth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference will be held June 2nd and 3rd, 2016, on the campus of Austin Peay State University. The conference is put on by the Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council, in partnership with Austin Peay State University and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

We are very honored to have as this year’s keynote speaker Jim Squires, former Tennessean reporter, former Chicago Tribune editor and author of much-buzzed-about political Roman a clef West End, published under the pen name Crockett White.

Jim Squires

Jim Squires

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12th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference to be held June 2nd – 3rd, 2016

 

Former Chicago Tribune Editor and Tennessean Reporter Jim Squires to Keynote 12th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference

Clarksville Writers ConferenceClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council, in partnership with Austin Peay State University and the Tennessee Arts Commission, is pleased to announce the Twelfth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, being held June 2nd and 3rd, 2016, on the campus of Austin Peay State University.

We are very honored to have as this year’s keynote speaker Jim Squires, former Tennessean reporter, former Chicago Tribune editor and author of much-buzzed-about political Roman a clef West End, published under the pen name Crockett White.

Jim Squires

Jim Squires

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