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What’s New With Goldenrod Poetry Festival?

Tonight’s the night for all you poetry fanatics! The Goldenrod Poetry Festival is tonight, and the winner will be selected by Saeed Jones from among these finalists: “A Walk After Midnight on Repeat” by Sara Ann Alexander “Coffee and Chai” by Shay Barlow “SomewhereInAmerica” by James Buchanan “John Lennon: A Day in the Rye” by Derek Ellis “Cartoon Ghost” by Kirby Fields
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[Updated] WKU Alumnus = Visiting Goldenrod Poet

Wouldn’t it be great if there were an opportunity to meet someone who graduated from WKU and has made it in the literary world? They could give you real world advice on how to get from where you are as a student in Bowling Green, KY to national recognition and success. Wait, there’s actually one of those opportunities just around
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Science Fiction and Suspense at the Kentucky Writers Conference

A collaborative post between Andria Nealis and Tiffany Hughes. The Southern Kentucky Writers Conference and Bookfest is one of the largest annual literary events. It hosts thousands of potential writers each April. This past Bookfest was held Friday and Saturday, April 25 & 26. During this event, there were several writing workshops on Friday, April 25th, where authors that had books available for
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Terry Bisson: On Writing, Reading, and Realism

On Wednesday, March 26th, Terry Bisson visited Western Kentucky University for the Creative Writing Reading Series. By 7 p.m. Cherry Hall 125 was packed full of students, professors, readers, writers, and friends of Terry Bisson to hear him read some of his award-winning science fiction. I have to admit, it was probably the best Reading Series event I’d been to,
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Goldenrod Festival: Write On!

As my fellow students slowly filled the Cherry Hall auditorium, I took my seat at the front to have the perfect view. That wonderful view was the back of the spikey-haired head of Matt Hart, the poet invited by the English Club to headline at the Goldenrod Poetry Festival. (“Matt Hart is the author of five books of poetry, most
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Submissions for Goldenrod Now Being Accepted in the English Office

The 2014 Goldenrod Poetry Festival is upon us, and the deadline for the contest is sooner than you think! The top ten poets will participate in a private workshop with visiting poet, Matt Hart, who will give a reading during the Goldenrod Poetry Festival on February 18th at 7pm. This event is free and open to the public. Be sure
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17th Annual Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing This Sunday

The Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing is a contest hosted annually by WKU and is open to students in an English major or minor as well as those in creative writing classes. This event is free and open to the public and includes a reading by Silas House, followed by a reception and book signing. Join us! For more
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Jim Wayne Miller Fiction Contest: Congratulations to the Ten Finalists!

Congratulations to the ten finalists for the Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing Fiction Contest! Dr. Mary Ellen Miller proudly provided the list of authors and their titles: Isiah Fish: WHAT MAKES US MEN Rachel Hoge : THE GIRL IN THE YELLOW RAINCOAT, for Ernest Hemingway Jenn Hulsey: ARE WE HUMAN OR ARE WE DANCER? Jarred Johnson: EIGHTY CANDLES Georgina Kleinhalter:
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Goldenrod Poetry Festival: The Winners!

I’m thrilled to announce the 2013 winners of the Goldenrod Poetry Festival: 1st place: Tracy Jo Ingram, for her poem “Elegy to a Child’s Sleep in the Midnight Hour” 2nd place: Maggie Woodward, for her poem “Six Years Later, a Love Letter” 3rd place: Elizabeth Gatten, for her poem “In a Land Far, Far Away” We began the afternoon with
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Poetry Readings This Week!

  What a week for poetry at WKU!  First we have tomorrow night’s Goldenrod Poetry Festival, featuring guest poet Nickole Brown who will give a reading. The festival will begin at 7 p.m. with the presentation of Goldenrod finalists and winners! As one of the finalists I am extremely excited about tomorrow night, and hope to see many of you
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