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English, creative writing professor places in MTA Festival

 cast and crew

COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Kris Lee, visiting assistant professor in English and creative writing at Mississippi University for Women, along with cast and crew, won the Warren McDaniel Award for Best Production at the 2017 Mississippi Theatre Association Festival held at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

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Scottish scholarship gives The W a literary niche

Richardson

COLUMBUS, Miss. -- In the reading rooms of the National Library of Scotland, located in the heart of Old Town Edinburgh, Dr. Thomas Richardson is poring over spidery handwritten letters and manuscripts dating from the 1800s. It’s part of his continuing research into lesser known Scottish literary figures that scholarship has until recently neglected.

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A new approach to writing

Creating a poem in a social media platform restricted to 140 characters. Writing in an electronic medium with hyperlinks that take the reader to non-linear stories. Interacting with published authors and poets at the annual Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium. These are some of the ways in which 11 graduate students in the university’s new master of fine arts in creative writing are expanding their skills, their thinking, and their professional prospects.

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