‘MTSU On the Record’ goes ‘Off Center’ for look at new magazine

MTSU’s latest creative writing magazine is the subject of the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Dr. Bené Cox

Dr. Bené Cox

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Bené Cox, director of the Margaret H. Ordoubadian University Writing Center and a professor in MTSU’s Department of English, will air at the program’s new time, from 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, on WMOT-FM/Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org.

MTSU Writing Center logo web“Off Center,” edited by graduate student consultants Hillary Yeager and Amy Harris-Aber, made its debut this semester.

It includes poetry, short essays, art, fiction and more from students who have benefitted from the writing center’s guidance.

“There’s no forced motive for making students go to the writing center,” said Cox. “They come in because they want to learn, and then we hope that they would be interested in some of our other programs that we offer, of course, free of charge, and at various times during the semester.”

WMOT-new web logo Off-Center No 1 cover webThe writing center’s primary goal is “to foster independent writers who are capable of recognizing and capitalizing on their strengths as well as identifying and addressing concerns,” according to its webpage.

To read the inaugural edition of “Off Center,” click on the magazine’s cover at left.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.

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