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Story by Steve Barnum / Staff Writer With spring break right around the corner, students finally have a moment to relax. A good book may be the perfect way to unwind. Here are some recommendations that come from students across campus: Sydney Smith, a senior majoring in physics and philosophy, recommended “Anthem” by Ayn Rand. Smith …

Photo Courtesy of Flickr Story by Steve Barnum / Staff Writer It’s time for some more weekly reads! All over campus, students from all walks of life can be found enjoying a good book, and many will gladly share their top recommendations if you just ask. If you need a new read, here are this …

Photo Courtesy of Flickr Story by Steve Barnum / Staff Writer Whether you just finished reading your latest novel or have been thinking about picking up some reading in your free time, here are some books that come highly recommended from students all around campus. Tara Schlacter, a first-year graduate student, recommends “Think of a …

Photo Courtesy of Flickr Story by Steve Barnum / Staff Writer MTSU is home to many bookworms. One can usually find a student around every corner, swallowed up in a good book. If you want to read more, but aren’t sure what to pick up, check out our new weekly series, “‘What are you reading? Wednesday” to …

“I didn’t want short stories; I wanted to write a novel,” said award-winning novelist Ann Patchett, the keynote speaker for this year’s Southern Literary Festival. Speaking to the crowded Student Union Ballroom, the Nashville author detailed her personal journey as a writer, from her inspirations, to how she ended up speaking at so many university convocations. People …

Minton Sparks SLF

She’s been dubbed everything from the love child of Flannery O’Connor and the ghost of Hank Williams, to the only non-country Country singer. A wearer of many hats, entertainer-writer Minton Sparks brought her artistry to Middle Tennessee State University this weekend for the 2016 Southern Literary Festival with her workshop, “Burn Through Your Story: Come Set Your …