Stories from State

The Streetcar’s  first event of the 2017 spring semester will be Stories from State. This is a storytelling event created to be a platform for the voices of Mississippi State’s students, faculty and staff, and community members. Those interested in performing at our event on March 7th will submit a few sentences describing a true and personal story they’d like to tell.

The theme for this event is “Mississippi,” and it is open for interpretation. Your creativity is what will set your submission apart. Deadline for all submissions will be February 27th. Those who are selected by our staff will tell their story live at our event, expanding upon the brief description that they provided in their submission to a story that will be about five minutes in length. Visit our Stories from State page to submit your idea.

Please feel free to contact us regarding any questions about this event. We’re available on social media (Facebook and Twitter) or email, at



Our 3rd Annual Open Mic Poetry Night

The Streetcar staff members are excited to announce our Open Mic Poetry Night taking place on November 2nd! It will be held in the Dawg House of the Colvard Student Union on the MSU campus from 7 to 9 p.m. This year’s will be our third one, and it’s become an event that Streetcar fans and staff love to have every fall.

We invite all MSU students, faculty, and staff, as well as community members to attend. You can bring your own poetry to read or sit back and enjoy the work of others, and refreshments will be provided.

We would like to thank our co-sponsor, the MSU Writing Center, that has contributed to this event for the past two years and continues its support this year.

For any questions regarding this event, please contact us through email ( or social media (Facebook and Twitter).

We hope to see you there!



Interested in joining The Streetcar staff?

Our staff will be hosting interest meetings next week. They’ll take place on Tuesday, August 23rd, and Wednesday, August 24th, at 5pm in room 405 of Griffis Hall.

At these meetings, our co-editors-in-chief will explain what The Streetcar is, how it’s run, and different responsibilities and opportunities that are available to potential new staff members. The editors and other staff members will be able to answer any questions you might have about the journal, applying, or what it’s like to be on the staff.

We’re more than just English and Art majors, so don’t hesitate to check us out even if your major isn’t a typical “creative” one. Our current staff is a diverse group, and we’re looking for new staff members to add to the mix that will be just as passionate about the journal as we are. There’s opportunities for general staff member positions as well as editor (fiction, nonfiction, art, and poetry), copyediting, production, and public relations/social media positions, with opportunities to move up into positions that you’re interested in after this year.

We hope to see you at one of our interest meetings! If you are unable to make either meeting, or if you have any questions before then, please feel free to email us at

(Final) TSC Interest Meeting Poster


Summer Staff Highlight #10: Karleigh Kimbrell

This summer, Karleigh studied at Christ Church, University of Oxford. She focused her studies on the Lost Generation, specifically Ernest Hemingway in the Oxbridge Tutorial system. During her time in Oxford, she had the opportunity  to travel to Bath, Cambridge, London, Windsor Castle, and Blenheim Palace. She was also able to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Globe Theatre and Les Miserable at the Queen’s Theatre.

Her favorite place in Oxford was the Botanical Gardens, which are the oldest in England. They’re set on the River Thames, so Karleigh and her friends went punting down the river after exploring the gardens. She loved having the opportunity to spend the summer reading works by one of her favorite writers while exploring the United Kingdom.

To hear more about her adventures in England and the rest of the United Kingdom, you can check out her blog where she documented her trip.

Here she is at Christ Church:

Karleigh Kimbrell pic (edited)


Summer Staff Highlight #9: Krissy Carter

This summer, Krissy has been working at her local Barnes & Noble in Ridgeland, MS in addition to interning. She says that it hasn’t been easy to balance the two, but she is enjoying her internship. She’s met many different people who have jobs that she would be interested in pursuing after graduating from MSU, so that has made her look forward to her post-grad future!

She’s also taken a few spontaneous trips to New Orleans, Houston, and Nashville and has stuck with her goal of reading a new book every week. She is also in the process of creating a lifestyle blog. With the help of a family friend and a little bit free time this summer, she hopes to have it up and running soon!

Krissy is looking forward to the new semester after having such a productive summer!