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Azya Lyons Receives National Recognition by Playwrights and Critics

Azya Lyons Receives National Recognition by Playwrights and Critics

Azya Lyons, a senior literary student from Jackson, MS, was selected as one of seven in the country to present “Togetha,” a play about gun violence. Azya is the recipient of 2Read More…
Literary Students Add To Collection of National Medals Portfolio Showcase

Literary Students Add To Collection of National Medals Portfolio Showcase

The Literary Arts Department may now add additional Scholastic awards to its portfolio after 5 students received national medalists notifications in the National Scholastic Writing competition. Students Kerri Bland (Senior from Pontotoc),Read More…
Clinnesha D. Sibley Receives 2020 Award from Arts Institute of Mississippi

Clinnesha D. Sibley Receives 2020 Award from Arts Institute of Mississippi

The Mississippi School of the Arts congratulates Clinnesha Sibley for receiving the 2020 AIM Award by the Arts Institute of Mississippi. According to the institute’s web site, “The Arts Institute of MississippiRead More…
Imani Skipwith Receives First-Ever, Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship

Imani Skipwith Receives First-Ever, Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship

Imani Skipwith, a senior Literary student at Mississippi School of the Arts, has received the first-ever, Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship. Launched this spring, the scholarship at Belhaven University (Jackson, MS) seeks toRead More…
Morgan Love Wins First in Mississippi’s Poetry Out Loud State Competition

Morgan Love Wins First in Mississippi’s Poetry Out Loud State Competition

A junior literary art student at Mississippi School of the Arts is the state champion for Poetry Out Loud, a competition where students recite selected poems in front of a panel ofRead More…
Literary Students Excel in Mississippi Scholastic Writing Competition

Literary Students Excel in Mississippi Scholastic Writing Competition

Each year, students at Mississippi School of the Arts, as well as other schools across the state and nation, participate in the Scholastic Art and Writing competition. Thousands of submissions are juriedRead More…
Two Students Invited to Attend Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium

Two Students Invited to Attend Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium

Imani Skipwith, a senior Literary Arts major, as well as Azya Lyons, a junior, were both invited to attend the Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium on October 11th, 2019, at the Mississippi UniversityRead More…
MSA Visual and Literary Students Receive National Awards for 2019

MSA Visual and Literary Students Receive National Awards for 2019

Mississippi School of the Arts celebrates national achievements throughout the course of the school year. During the spring, students in Visual and Literary received national recognition for their recent work in theRead More…
Alysia Burton Steele Visits MSA as Artist-In-Residence

Alysia Burton Steele Visits MSA as Artist-In-Residence

Recently, Mississippi School of the Arts welcomed author Alysia Burton Steele to campus for a three-day artist residency. Alysia is the assistant professor of journalism in the School of Journalism at theRead More…
Jackson Palmer Named 2018-2019 STAR Student

Jackson Palmer Named 2018-2019 STAR Student

Jackson Palmer of Brandon has been named Mississippi School of the Arts’ STAR Student for the 2018-2019 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) M. B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor of theRead More…
Students Receive Regional Awards in 2019 Scholastic Writing Competition

Students Receive Regional Awards in 2019 Scholastic Writing Competition

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) congratulates junior and senior literary artists, including two senior theatre students, for their awarded achievements in the 2019 Scholastic Writing Competition. The works of theseRead More…
Angie Thomas, Author of “The Hate U Give,” Talks to MSA Students

Angie Thomas, Author of “The Hate U Give,” Talks to MSA Students

A Jackson, Mississippi native, Angela Thomas, participated in a video conference session with Literary students at Mississippi School of the Arts. Angie is the author of the #1 New York Times BestRead More…
Two MSA Literary Students Recognized in Writing Competition

Two MSA Literary Students Recognized in Writing Competition

Two Literary students at Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) have received awards in writing. Recently, Katherine Westbrook, a senior from Wesson, received recognition for her work “Splintered: The Story of anRead More…
MSA Launches New Audio Podcast Production Program

MSA Launches New Audio Podcast Production Program

The Technology Department at Mississippi School of the Arts has launched a new podcasting service on the world wide web. Podcasting involves the use of audio and/or video to produce multimedia content.Read More…
Tenth Edition of The Phoenix Literary Journal Released

Tenth Edition of The Phoenix Literary Journal Released

The Literary Arts department at Mississippi School of the Arts has released its official tenth edition of The Phoenix Literary Journal, consisting of poetry, short stories, and artwork from MSA’s own students.Read More…
Westbrook and Conner Receive First Place in UM Writing Competition

Westbrook and Conner Receive First Place in UM Writing Competition

Katie Westbrook of Wesson and Zoe Conner of Diamondhead, both junior literary students at Mississippi School of the Arts, received first place with their original pieces in the 2017-2018 University of MississippiRead More…
Literary Students Take Part in Art Museum’s After Hours Event

Literary Students Take Part in Art Museum’s After Hours Event

Literary senior students, Amory Campbell, Chris Aaron, and Jadaccia Brown, were invited to the Mississippi Museum of Art to take part in a museum after-hours program. Unburied Treasures looks at the historicRead More…
Chris Aaron and Shelly Castilaw to Receive National Medals

Chris Aaron and Shelly Castilaw to Receive National Medals

Two Literary seniors from the Mississippi School of the Arts have been recognized as national medal recipients in the 2017-2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. Shelly Castilaw of Wesson received a GoldRead More…
MSA Students Among Mississippi’s Future Literary Writers

MSA Students Among Mississippi’s Future Literary Writers

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) Literary Arts students recently received awards in the prestigious 2017-2018 Regional Scholastic Writing Competition. Writing entries represented diverse categories, including dramatic script, humor, journalism, personalRead More…
Literary Instructor Joins Artists in Creative Community Cohort

Literary Instructor Joins Artists in Creative Community Cohort

Clinnesha Sibley, MSA’s newest Literary Arts Instructor, recently returned from a week-long workshop, Creative Community Fellows Cohort, in rural Vermont. According to a press release by National Arts Strategies, “Fellows will workRead More…
Visual and Literary Students Receive National Scholastic Awards

Visual and Literary Students Receive National Scholastic Awards

Students in the Visual and Literary Art departments recently received national medals through Scholastic Art and Writing. These awards were among Gold Key winners at the Mississippi Regional (statewide) Competition held in the winter ofRead More…
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