Craft of creative writing explored on ‘MTSU On the...

Craft of creative writing explored on ‘MTSU On the Record’ (+VIDEO)

A recent edition of “MTSU On the Record” explained the university’s noncredit certificate program in creative writing.

Karen Alea Ford

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Karen Alea Ford, director of The Writer’s Loft, aired earlier this month on WMOT-FM (89.5 and ).  You can listen to their conversation here.

The Writer’s Loft is a creative writing program of the MTSU Department of English designed to help budding authors improve their skills by pairing them with mentors who are already successful published authors.

After three semesters of work, students who meet the criteria will earn certificates in creative writing from MTSU.

“It is just the student and the mentor,” said Ford, who also is an adjunct professor of English at MTSU.

“They work (through) either phone calls or the Internet. There is no class to attend. There is no fighting for attention. So you are not the only person invested in your work.”

You can learn more about The Writer’s Loft at its website,

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to the “Audio Clips” archives here and here.

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

A video clip of the interview may been seen below.