The minor is open to students majoring in any discipline. We will update this space regularly with news on events and opportunities in creative writing here at ETSU and across the region.
Feel free to browse through the website, and please contact the Director of the Creative Writing Minor, Dr. Mark Baumgartner, if you have any questions.
On November 14th, poets from across East Tennessee gathered at the Carroll Reece Museum, ETSU, to celebrate the release of The Southern Poetry Anthology Volume VI: Tennessee.
Please join as we celebrate the release of the 40th Anniversary edition of The Mockingbird and the inaugural event in the Jack Higgs Reading Series, sponsored by The Mockingbird. Hear featured poets Marilyn Kallet and Arthur Smith, get the first look at The Mockingbird 2013, and help us honor Dr. Jack Higgs, The Mockingbird's first faculty advisor. Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM, Ball Hall Auditorium, with reception and book signing immediately following, Slocumb Galleries, ETSU campus. This event is free and open to the general public.
Jesse Graves' Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine has won the 2012 Weatherford Award for Poetry, presented by Berea College and the Appalachian Studies Association. This volume has also won the Appalachian Book of the Year Award, Poetry Category, from the Appalachian Writers Association. Graves has also won the New Faculty Award from the College of Arts & Sciences for the 2011-2012 academic year. His poem, "The Kingdom of the Dead," has been featured in the online edition of The Missouri Review. Find out more on his website.
The Southern Poetry Anthology Volume VI: Tennessee is available now. Volume VI is edited by Paul Ruffin, William Wright and our own Jesse Graves. Pick up a copy today and enjoy great poetry from across the state, including some fantastic work by writers right here in East Tennessee. You can find more information on the series website, or check out a write-up from the Knoxville News Sentinel here.