Montgomery 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.
Montgomery 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Hopkinsville, 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).
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Nashville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Austin Peay State University to have Author Kate Schmitt to read from “beautiful and heartbreaking” memoir on October 23rd
Clarksville, 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.
The resulting work, “Singing Bones,” won the 2013 Zone 3 Press Creative Nonfiction Award. «Read the rest of this article»
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