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Red Mud Review reading is April 21; writing, art students, faculty featured

The Red Mud Review, Austin Peay State Universitys undergraduate journal of art and literature, will host a reading featuring creative writing students, art students and faculty.

The reading will begin at 8 p.m., Monday, April 21 in the Gentry Auditorium. A reception will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public.

Melina Peavy, winner of the 2008 Red Dollar Prize for her woodcut Why Cant You Be More Like Your Sister? will have her winning piece as well as other samples of her artwork on display and for sale at the reading.
The Red Mud Review, Austin Peay State University's undergraduate journal of art and literature, will host a reading featuring creative writing students, art students and faculty.

The reading will begin at 8 p.m., Monday, April 21 in the Gentry Auditorium. A reception will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public.

Melina Peavy, winner of the 2008 Red Dollar Prize for her woodcut “Why Can't You Be More Like Your Sister?” will have her winning piece as well as other samples of her artwork on display and for sale at the reading.

Barry Kitterman, professor of English and fiction editor of “Zone 3” at APSU, will read from his forthcoming novel “The Baker's Boy.” Kitterman's first novel, which will be released in May, already is receiving praise.

“Not since ‘Lord of the Flies' has a book haunted me like this. Kitterman hits the writer's sweet spot,” said Paula Wall, bestselling author of “The Wilde Women” and “The Rock Orchard.”

William Kittredge, author of “The Willow Field,” also gives kudos to Kitterman. “(He) writes a fine quiet prose and presents us with idiosyncratic characters we learn to cherish and root for. A splendid work.”

Tyler Moore, the editor of Red Mud Review, along with other contributors, will read from their poems and stories that have appeared in this year's issue of the journal. Attendees of the reading also will be able to receive a copy of the new issue of Red Mud Review.

For more information about the reading, contact Susan Wallace by telephone at (931) 221-7031 or by e-mail at wallacess@apsu.edu. -- Jessica Baird