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Clapsaddle reading her novel Even as We Breath at Reading Series event.

Author discusses Native American novel during reading series

Gray Hawkins, Contributing Writer September 21, 2023

Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, author of the 2020 novel “Even as We Breathe,” came to Murray State on Tuesday, Sept. 12 for the creative writing program’s...

English and Creative Writing professor Ray Horton was named College Teacher of the Year. (Photo courtesy of

Professor named ‘College Teacher of the Year’

MacKenzie Rogers, Staff Writer February 9, 2023

After only six years of teaching, English professor Ray Horton was awarded the 2023 College Teacher of the Year award from the Kentucky Council of Teachers...

Art from Ray Hortons essay The Praise Band to English Professor Pipeline featured in Post45s collection W(h)ither the Christian Right?

Professor’s early life prompts writing, research

Raleigh Hightower, Lifestyle Editor September 28, 2022

In an exploration of literary analysis and his own personal experiences within a fringe movement of Christianity, Assistant Professor of English Ray Horton...

T.J. Martinson started working this fall as a creative writing professor in the English department (Photo courtesy of College of Humanities and Fine Arts).

New English professor brings fresh perspective

November 10, 2021

Erinn Finley Staff Writer [email protected] Assistant Professor of English T.J. Martinson, who began working in the Department of English and...

Gwendolyn Edward was hired in August as assistant professor of English and creative writing (Photo courtesy of Gwendolyn Edward).

New professor shares journey in education

September 8, 2021

Raleigh Hightower Contributing Writer [email protected] Assistant Professor Gwendolyn Edward joined the English department at Murray State...

Kaylan Hall reads her creative pieces at the Senior Reading (Dionte Berry/The News).

Creative writing department celebrates graduating seniors

April 28, 2021

Dionte Berry Features Editor [email protected] To give their seniors a send off, the creative writing program hosted a senior reading to celebrate...

Mattson teaches creative writing and English when he isn’t writing. (Brock Kirk/The News)

‘The Moth Radio Hour’ Professor to make storytelling debut

November 21, 2019

Dionte Berry Contributing Writer [email protected] James Mattson is a Murray State creative writing professor and soon-to-be “Moth Radio Hour”...

Deadline nears for journal­

April 11, 2014

The May 23 submission deadline for the 2014 edition of Explorations, an online magazine geared toward publishing Murray State graduate students’ work...

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