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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 …

Southern Literary Festival 2016

History is in the making this year — no, we’re not talking about the presidential election. For the first time in its 79-year run, MTSU is hosting the 2016 Southern Literary Festival this weekend, March 24-26. MTSU only just registered to become a member school two years ago. “We are beginning to be recognized as …

Story by Shaleyn Anderson // Contributing Writer Aziz Ansari’s Modern Romance is an observational analysis on how the task of finding love has evolved over the past 30 years into what we consider now to be “modern dating.” If you are expecting a book full of humorous entries about love based off of the comedian’s …

Harper Lee Go Set A Watchman

If sledding and snowmen aren’t your thing, and you’re more inclined to curl up next to a fireplace and read a good book, give one of these snow day reads a try. 1. Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee Take it back to the days of high school assigned-reading assignments of To Kill A Mockingbird. …