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“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 …

The MTSU Honors College kicked off this semester’s series of lectures with a speech on Mississippi novelist Eudora Welty by Vanderbilt English professor Michael Kreyling. Honors College Associate Dean Philip Phillips described the series’ theme by saying “consider the role of space and place in the creative imagination.” A scholar of Southern literature from the …