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Vanderbilt faculty, alumni to present at Southern Festival of Books

Oct. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt faculty and alumni are featured at the free Southern Festival of Books, happening this weekend at War Memorial Plaza and the downtown Nashville Public Library.

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MFA alumna Tiana Clark is one of poetry’s most exciting new voices

Jun. 25, 2018—Before alumna Tiana Clark emerged as an electrifying new voice in poetry, before a flock of literary agents started calling, and before 'The New Yorker' magazine published her poem “Nashville” to acclaim last fall, she’d been stung so badly by rejection that she’d stopped writing for an entire year. Read more of the story from the latest issue of 'Vanderbilt Magazine.'

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NPR podcast visits Immersion seminar on literary arts

Apr. 19, 2018—Eleven students shared stories about their first-year Vanderbilt experiences with Nashville poets, and the conversations were transformed into meaningful poems during a literary arts seminar.

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Writer of ‘Best Book of the Year’ to speak at Central Library Oct. 17

Oct. 12, 2017—Martin Seay, author of the acclaimed novel "The Mirror Thief," will discuss the future of reading at the Central Library Oct. 17.

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2017 Southern Festival of Books, C-SPAN to feature Vanderbilt authors

Oct. 12, 2017—Two Vanderbilt Law School professors who are among featured authors at the Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word will be on panels to be broadcast live on C-SPAN Oct. 14.

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Lorrie Moore named 2017 Cullman Center fellow

Apr. 28, 2017—Distinguished fiction writer and professor Lorrie Moore has been awarded a prestigious fellowship at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.

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MFA graduate named NEA Creative Writing Fellow

Dec. 16, 2016—Edgar Kunz, a 2015 graduate of Vanderbilt's MFA Program in Creative Writing, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship in poetry for 2017.

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Listen: Selected portraits of Nashville’s creative community focus of Curb Center exhibition

Aug. 31, 2016—The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy will host a public art exhibition inspired by a recent book on some of Nashville's most innovative entrepreneurs.

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Curb Public Scholars develop evidence-based public policies

May. 25, 2016—The "People's Guide to Nashville," an album of children's music with prosocial messaging, and the inaugural Accessibility Map-a-Thon at Vanderbilt are among projects created and implemented by the 2015-16 Curb Center Public Scholars.

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Writers-in-residence impact, inspire first-year students

Apr. 29, 2016—The Writers-in-Residence program at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons mixes students from Vanderbilt’s highly regarded MFA creative writing program with students from the university’s first-year living and learning community to explore fiction and poetry.

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2015 Southern Festival of Books features Vanderbilt faculty

Oct. 7, 2015—The Vanderbilt community will be well-represented at the 2015 Southern Festival of Books, with several faculty and alumni discussing their work.

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Vanderbilt MFA student wins top poetry prize

Sep. 21, 2015—Tiana Clark, a first-year poetry student in Vanderbilt’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, has won first place and $10,000 in a leading poetry journal’s annual competition.

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