MTSU’s Lavinia Project reading gives voice to assa...

MTSU’s Lavinia Project reading gives voice to assault survivors April 27

Survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence will conclude the academic year by expressing themselves through their original poems, storytelling and music at a free public reading set Thursday, April 27.

Lavinia Project spr2017 poster webThe Lavinia Project will conduct a year-end reading at 6:30 p.m. April 27 at Just Love Coffee, 129 E. MTCS Road in Murfreesboro.

“The Lavinia Project is an expressive writing workshop group and community literacy project comprising survivors of sexual and/or domestic violence along with their witnesses and allies,” said Matthew Brown, a lecturer in the MTSU Department of English.

Brown started the Lavinia Project with an MTSU student after conducting workshops at a local women’s and children’s crisis center.

A published poet, Brown also is the co-founder of Writers’ Corps, a group of student-veterans who publish their personal expressions in an annual literary magazine called DMZ.

For more information about The Lavinia Project, contact Brown at 615-898-2503 or or You also can visit

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