COOKEVILLE – For the second time, students and alumni from Tennessee Tech University’s Living Writers Project classes and open mics will release a collection of their creative writing.
The book, “Something Delighted,” contains 75 poems by more than 45 TTU students and alumni.
“Over the last five years, the Living Writers Project has published two books and brought numerous writers with a national reputation to Tech, exposing students to innovative talent and empowering students to be authors,” Andrew Smith, instructor of English and Living Writers Project founder, said.
Anis Mojgani, a spoken word poet, and Anne Waldman, an experimental poet and social activist, have both participated in the project’s classes.
“It’s a dream come true to have my poetry in print,” junior psychology major Chelsea Mathes, of Lebanon, said. “I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t a writer, and it’s always been a dream of mine to be a published author.”
A book release and poetry reading will take place 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, in First Presbyterian Church, 20 N. Dixie Ave. Several of the student authors will be present to answer questions. The event is free and open to the public. A limited number of books will be available for purchase for $10.