The Tusculum Review to launch 15th issue; event will feature readings from some authors

GREENEVILLE – Guests will have an opportunity to receive complimentary copies of the newest edition of The Tusculum Review, Tusculum University’s international literary journal, and hear live readings from it during the issue’s launch Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Tusculum University will launch the 15th edition of The Tusculum Review at a public event Tuesday, Oct. 29. Eagerly anticipating the release are, left to right, River Donnelly, a member of the publication’s marketing staff; Rachel Swatzell, assistant editor; and Kelsey Trom, editor.

The free, public event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Clem Allison Gallery of the Shulman Center. Fiction writer Graham Hillard, a faculty member at Trevecca Nazarene University, and nonfiction writer Katie Brooks, a Master of Fine Arts candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University, will perform readings of their work.

“Working on The Tusculum Review played a huge part in my career. It taught me many things, including a critical appreciation for poetry and how to manage my time effectively,” said Kenneth Hill, a Tusculum alumnus, who teaches English at Walters State Community College and is the editor of its literary journal, The Mildred Haun Review. “Out of all the things I am looking forward to about coming back, I would say seeing old friends and mentors is at the top of the list. Tusculum builds a community that never fades.”

The Tusculum Review is one of the few of its kind staffed by undergraduates. At the event, select student staff members will introduce the 15th edition and the visiting writers.

This year’s issue features National Book Award winners Nathaniel Mackey and Justin Phillip Reed, a Tusculum English program alumnus.

The Oct. 29 event is a part of Tusculum’s Humanities Series. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please call Teresa Smith in the College of Civic and Liberal Arts at 423-636-7300, extension 5236.