Pellissippi adds new classes

By Lauren Hulsey

Pellissippi State has added two new classes to its course list, available this fall semester.

Introduction to Shakespeare and Introduction to Poetry were both recently approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents. The courses will be taught by Edward Francisco, professor of English and writer in residence at Pellissippi State.

Currently, Pellissippi offers Creative Writing and Introduction to Fiction. The new poetry course will align Pellissippi’s course offerings with that of the University of Tennessee’s English Department.

Introduction to Shakespeare will be offered as an elective and will cover various tragedies, comedies and histories. This will be the first course offered at Pellissippi to focus specifically on his work.

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

“Imaginary Gardens” coming soon to Pellissippi

By Michael Fritts

Pellissippi State’s yearly literary magazine, “Imaginary Gardens,” is scheduled for release this month.

“This (publication) is an opportunity for creativity here at Pellissippi State,” said Trent Eades, English instructor and head of the magazine.

“Imaginary Gardens” is a compilation of short stories, poetry and artwork from Pellissippi students.

Students sent their submission to Eades last semester, and acceptance to the magazine is decided upon by a body of student editors. Editors were chosen from among students in poetry and creative writing classes.

The last publication contained roughly 70 pages. Students are encouraged by Eades and the English Department to pick up the free publication when it becomes available to support local writers, poets and artists.

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010