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Keynote Address


Photo and story by William Green / Contributing Writer Southern Poverty Law Center Director of Outreach Lecia Brooks provided the MTSU Scholars Week Keynote Address, which focused on the current state of hate, bias and discrimination in America, in the Keathley University Center Theater on Wednesday evening. Brooks began her speech, titled “The Rhetoric of …

“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 …