I Want to Write Publications

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TSU has a budding creative writing community of writers and spoken word artists committed to truth, beauty and voice. Their professionalism in writing has led to gaining  invaluable real-world experience in publishing, multi-media exploration and collaborative service-learning. Indeed, LLP students are exploring ways they can reveal fresh truths, broaden their writing skills, and author their contribution to the world in which they live.

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 I Want to Write Anthology: Celebrating a Year in Voice, Vision, and Victory

Join us in celebrating a successful year in I Want to Write initiatives This anthology represents a snapshot of I Want to Write events during the 2016-2017 academic year.  It includes poetry, artwork, and images created by event attendees and TSU students.  Check it out by clicking here: I Want to Write Anthology. 


Legacies Unpacked

Legacies Unpacked: The Women of Schrader Acres in Poetry was a service learning initiative inspired by interviews with residents and volunteers of the David Jones Jr. Assisted Living Center.   In this semester-long engagement, TSU students interviewed residents and volunteers at the area Schrader Acres Assisted Living Center.  Those interviews were molded into poetry by English Majors and into visual text by Art majors.
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Projection of Truth: A Dramatization of Ars Poetica
Cinematic Interpretations of Student Poetry  

   - Composed by English Students and Mass Communication Majors

  1. ​Ars Poetica
  2. The Response
  3. ​Be what I Need When I Need You
  4. ​Freedom to Dream
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TSU's online literary magazine, is now online!

Sketches: The Online Creative Arts Journal of Tennessee State University  is an online open access journal published in Digital Scholarship @ Tennessee State University in collaborative partnership with the Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy and the Tennessee State University Library.

Editor:   Elaine Anderson Phillips, Associate Professor, Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy, Tennessee State University