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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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11th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference to be held June 4th and 5th

 

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 Eleventh Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, being held June 4th and 5th, 2015, on the campus of Austin Peay State University.

We are very honored to have as this year’s keynote speaker Sharyn McCrumb, award-winning Southern writer best known for her Appalachian “Ballad” novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Ballad of Tom Dooley and She Walks These Hills, and the forthcoming Prayers the Devil Answers.

Sharyn McCrumb to keynote 11th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference.

Sharyn McCrumb to keynote 11th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference.

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11th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference announces New York Times Bestselling Author Sharyn McCrumb as Keynote Speaker

 

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 Eleventh Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, being held June 4th and 5th, 2015, on the campus of Austin Peay State University.

We are very honored to have as this year’s keynote speaker Sharyn McCrumb, award-winning Southern writer best known for her Appalachian “Ballad” novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Ballad of Tom Dooley and She Walks These Hills, and the forthcoming Prayers the Devil Answers.

Sharyn McCrumb to keynote 11th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference.

Sharyn McCrumb to keynote 11th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference.

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Austin Peay State University’s Barry Kitterman awarded prestigious National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Barry Kitterman, Austin Peay State University professor of creative writing, has been awarded a prestigious Creative Writing Fellowship in fiction from the National Endowment of the Arts.

Only 38 writers received the award, with Kitterman being Tennessee’s sole NEA fellow for 2014. His work was selected from among more than a thousand writers as deserving of the honor, which brings with it an award of $25,000.

Austin Peay State University professor Barry Kitterman.

Austin Peay State University professor Barry Kitterman.

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Austin Peay Professor awarded prestigious Fellowship

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN –  Barry Kitterman, Austin Peay State University professor of creative writing, has been awarded a prestigious Creative Writing Fellowship in fiction from the National Endowment of the Arts.

Only 38 writers received the award, with Kitterman being Tennessee’s sole NEA fellow for 2014. His work was selected from among more than a thousand writers as deserving of the honor, which brings with it an award of $25,000.

Austin Peay Professor Barry Kitterman awarded Fellowship (APSU)

Austin Peay Professor Barry Kitterman awarded Fellowship (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University fiction writer Kitterman to read from new book on December 7th

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Barry Kitterman, an Austin Peay State University creative writing professor, had what might be called a typical, Midwestern upbringing. He grew up in the small town of Ivanhoe, populated by farmers and situated hundreds of miles from anything resembling a large city.

But this Midwestern childhood actually occurred not too far from the Pacific Ocean, in northern California, causing a few people to scratch their heads when Kitterman tells them about his past.

Barry Kitterman to read from his latest book December 7th at the Austin Peay Music/Mass Communication Building’s Concert Hall.

Barry Kitterman to read from his latest book December 7th at the Austin Peay Music/Mass Communication Building’s Concert Hall.

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APSU professor’s novel to be on display at Library of Congress

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – If you’re in Washington, D.C., later this fall and you happen to stop by the Library of Congress to get a look at an early draft of the Declaration of Independence or an original Gutenberg Bible, be sure to keep your eyes out for a copy of “The Baker’s Boy,” a novel by Austin Peay State University professor Barry Kitterman.

The book will be on display inside the world’s largest library, with more than 22 million catalogued books, as part of the newly established Peace Corps Writers Collection.

Austin Peay State University professor Barry Kitterman

Austin Peay State University professor Barry Kitterman

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Three APSU professors to sign books at Borders on Saturday

 

Austin Peay State UniversityThree Austin Peay State University professors who are also published authors will be at the Borders Bookstore in Clarksville Saturday to sign copies of their books.

Dr. Antonio S. Thompson, assistant professor of history, Barry Kitterman, languages and literature professor, and Kell Black, professor of art, will all be signing and discussing their books at the store between 11:00am and 7:00pm. «Read the rest of this article»

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Barry Kitterman reads debut novel, “The Baker’s Boy”

 

APSU creative writing professor shares insights and reflections on his debut novel. Personal input and experience part of the writing experience for local author.

Cover- "The Baker's Boy"As the City of Clarksville raced to complete preparations for its annual music showcase, Riverfest, Austin Peay State University Creative Writing Professor Barry Kitterman gave a reading and discussion of his debut novel, The Baker’s Boy, with an enthusiastic gathering in the APSU Mass Communication/Music Center.

An admiring and warm introduction by fellow APSU English Department colleague David Till, professor emeritus, preceded Kitterman’s address. A tall man, bearded, with a confident voice and demeanor,  Kitterman guided his audience through his presentation with a comfortable and engaging style. «Read the rest of this article»

 

The Clarksville Writer’s Conference: exploring writers and their work

 

Writer Debbie Boen offers Clarksville Online readers a view of the participating authors in the recent Clarksville Writers Conference at APSU. Each author discusses the work, the ideas and influences of their writing, and suggestions for aspiring writers.

Barry Kitterman: Editor, playwright, professor of literature and author of The Baker’s Boy

Always exposing Clarksville to creative writing through his classes at APSU and the visiting writers series is Barry Kitterman. He told us the background of and read a passage in his book, The Baker’s Boy. It is a story set in Belize where we explore the world of a school teacher Tanner Johnson, who is in the Peace Corp. Taking the first steps into the school Tanner saw two boys fighting and it wasn’t even breakfast yet. He sees a boy disciplined by being beaten with a rope. The 15 boys in his class are wild birds suddenly in a cage when they are indoors. Out doors they re-energized as if fingers were in sockets. Tanner is a man who is painfully aware of his personal limitations and who, in present time, is incapable of being very responsible because of the doubt in himself. This is his story of how the past follows him. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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