Tuesday, April 25, 2017

[420] MTSU’s Lavinia Project gives voice to assault survivors April 27 in Murfreesboro

MURFREESBORO — Survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence will conclude the academic year by expressing themselves through their original poems, storytelling and music.

The Lavinia Project will conduct a year-end reading at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at   Just Love Coffee, 129 E. MTCS Road in Murfreesboro. This event is free and open to the public.

“The Lavinia Project is an expressive writing workshop group and community literacy project comprised of 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 in conjunction with an MTSU student after conducting workshops at a local women’s and children’s crisis center.

A published poet, Brown also is 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, contact Brown at 615-898-2503 or matthew.brown@mtsu.edu or thelaviniaproject@gmail.com or go to https://www.facebook.com/TheLaviniaProject/.

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