TTR 2014/vol. 10 Launch Party
TTR to celebrate launch of 2014/vol. 10 with readings
by Editor Wayne Lee Thomas and former Editor Richard Greenfield
On Thursday, April 24, Tusculum College is hosting a reading by Wayne Lee Thomas and Joseph Borden. The event is free and open to the public and a part of Tusculum’s arts and lecture series. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Shulman Atrium on Tusculum’s Greeneville campus.
Thomas is the author of plays, fiction, and essays. He teaches creative writing at Tusculum and is the chair of the college’s fine arts department. He is editor of The Tusculum Review, and the recipient of the 2013 Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia. Thomas’s essays, stories, and plays have been seen in several literary journals and anthologies, including “Sudden Stories: The Mammoth Book of Miniscule Fiction” and “River Teeth.” In addition, he is co-editor of an anthology of Appalachian Literature, “Red Holler,” and has directed a Theater-at-Tusculum production, titled, “Experimental Theatre-10 Minute Plays.”
Borden, recently won the 2014 Billie and Curtis Owens Literary Competition’s fiction, poetry and scriptwriting categories, for a fiction piece titled “Hell or High Water” and poems titled “We Should Have Rained,” “Clockstop Blues,” “Down in the Valley,” “For Austin, Long Age,” “It’s Seasonal,” “Like Clockwork” and “On the Line.” He also submitted a script titled “Backover.” Borden is a senior at Tusculum from Lyles. He will be in the forthcoming edition of DIN Magazine and has had a review published on the Tusculum Review website.
On Friday, April 25, Tusculum College is hosting a reading by Richard Greenfield and Britany Menken. The event is free and open to the public and a part of Tusculum’s arts and lecture series. The event will be held at 4 p.m. in the Shulman Atrium on Tusculum’s Greeneville campus.
Greenfield is the author of “Tracer” and “A Carnage in the Lovetrees,” which was named a Book Sense Top University Press pick. He earned a BS in Arts & Letters from Portland State University an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Denver, where he was a Frankel Fellow. He was a visiting writer at Brown University and a Bates College Learning Associate. Since 2009, he has been a professor at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Greenfield is a former editor of the Tusculum Review.
Menken was born in Maryville and currently attends Tusculum College. She is majoring in creative writing and is the author of “Cloud 0.” She also won the 2014 nonfiction category in Tusculum’s Billie and Curtis Owens Literary Competition for her essay titled, “A Girl, Not the Girl” and has been published in the journal “Novelletum.”
Tusculum College, the oldest college in Tennessee and the 28th oldest in the nation, is a liberal arts institution committed to utilizing the civic arts in developing educated citizens distinguished by academic excellence, public service and qualities of Judeo-Christian character. Approximately twenty-one hundred students are enrolled on the main campus in Greeneville and three off-site locations in East Tennessee. The academic programs for both traditional-aged students and working adults served through the Graduate and Professional Studies program are delivered using focused calendars whereby students enroll in one course at a time.