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Montgomery County announces Black History Celebration rescheduled to February 27th

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Black History Celebration planned in collaboration with Montgomery County Government, the City of Clarksville, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville Housing Authority, and the Clarksville Hispanic American Family Foundation has been rescheduled from February 20th to Saturday, February 27th due to weather.

The event will take place in Veterans Plaza, located at 350 Pageant Lane from noon to 3:00pm.

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Black History Month Celebration in Montgomery County set for February 20th

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – On Saturday, February 20th, 2021, the Montgomery County Government along with the City of Clarksville, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville Housing Authority, and Clarksville Hispanic American Family Foundation have joined together to host an educational and fun Black History Special Event from noon to 3:00pm in Veterans Plaza, located at 350 Pageant Lane.

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Austin Peay State University’s Zone 3 Press, Goldsmith Press launch poetry competition

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Zone 3 Press in collaboration with the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Art + Design department is launching an annual poetry competition, and the winning poem will be featured on a broadside poster printed on the University’s letterpress.

Annual Poetry Competition to be held by Austin Peay State University Zone 3 Press. (APSU)

Annual Poetry Competition to be held by Austin Peay State University Zone 3 Press. (APSU)

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Hopkinsville Community College’s Literary Magazine Invites Submissions

 

Hopkinsville Community CollegeHopkinsville, KY – Hopkinsville Community College’s literary magazine, The Round Table, will be accepting submissions of original poetry, prose, or artwork through 4:30pm, Thursday, March 1st, for its 2018 edition.

The magazine’s editorial staff welcomes work from anyone in the HCC service area, which includes: Christian County, Caldwell County, Todd County, Trigg County, and Logan County in Kentucky; Fort Campbell; and Stewart County, Montgomery County and Robertson County in Tennessee as well as employees and students from Austin Peay State University (APSU).

Hopkinsville Community College is now accepting submissions for it’s literary magazine, The Round Table, for its 2018 edition.

Hopkinsville Community College is now accepting submissions for it’s literary magazine, The Round Table, for its 2018 edition.

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APSU alumna Bryanna Licciardi releases poetry book, “Skin Splitting”

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Bryanna Licciardi, a 2011 Austin Peay State University alumna, once went on a boring date with infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

“Towards the end of my Master of Fine Arts program in Boston, I fell asleep one night watching a documentary about (Gacy),” Licciardi said. “Not your typical bedtime story, I know, but I have a horror hobby.

Skin Splitting

Skin Splitting

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Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Amy Wright to publish four books in 2016

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Associate Professor of Creative Writing Dr. Amy Wright is preparing for a busy 2016, as the poet, author and teacher will publish four collections of her writing, including her fifth chapbook, “Wherever The Land Is.”

A series of nonfiction essays comprised of the author’s research into work, loss, Emily Dickinson, and entomophagy, or the human consumption of insects, “Wherever The Land Is” explores a possible answer to humanity’s growing need for food sources.

Austin Peay State University Associate Professor of Creative Writing Dr. Amy Wright

Austin Peay State University Associate Professor of Creative Writing Dr. Amy Wright

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Austin Peay State University to hold 21st annual Bread and Words reading November 23rd

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for life’s blessings, and the Austin Peay State University Department of Languages and Literature hosts an annual reading to benefit those less fortunate in the community the best way it knows how: through the written word.

The tradition continues with the 21st Annual Bread and Words reading on November 23rd in the APSU Morgan University Center Ballroom.

Austin Peay State University Morgan University Center

Austin Peay State University Morgan University Center

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Alley Poet’s Pen: “Never Too Late”

 

Alley Poet's Pen - Sandee GertzNashville, TN – “Never Too Late…” (For an MFA)

Many people wonder what it’s like to go back to school later in life to do something they were meant to do (or should have done) a long time ago. Some people dream of a long-forgotten talent being awakened, a paintbrush being lifted back up to a canvas, or delving into studies for an advanced degree in a field they’re passionate about. Thankfully, in 2010, I found out what this is like.

In my case, passion was about picking up a pen. Looking into a blank page without fear—or most often into a computer screen.

Wilkes University Cohort Members at MFA Graduation

Wilkes University Cohort Members at MFA Graduation

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APSU professor Andrea Spofford to release her first collection of poetry, titled “The Pine Effect”

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University assistant professor of creative writing and poetry Andrea Spofford is nearing the release of her first collection of poetry, titled “The Pine Effect.”

Spofford’s collection of poetry examines the intersection of person and place. Addressing themes of history, transformation and youth, this collection explores the idea of poet as alchemist and scientist, explorer and observer.

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Austin Peay State University to have Author Kate Schmitt to read from “beautiful and heartbreaking” memoir on October 23rd

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Kate Schmitt’s grandmother was in her 30s when she committed suicide. The tragic event took place long before Schmitt was born, but the death has haunted her throughout her life.

After years of struggling with this unwanted legacy, Schmitt, a skilled poet, decided to face these demons by writing a memoir addressed to her late grandmother.

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