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Chapter 16 is a digital language & literature program of Humanities Tennessee

Executive Director:
Tim Henderson

Director of Literature & Language Programs:
Serenity Gerbman

Margaret Renkl

Wayne Christeson

Photography Editor:
Mary Emily Vatt

Contributing Writers: Tracy Barrett, Ralph Bowden, Maria Browning, Peggy Burch, Tina Chambers, Emily Choate, Erica Ciccarone, Julie Danielson, Susannah Felts, Randy Fox, Liz Garrigan, Aram Goudsouzian, Faye Jones, Sean Kinch, Peter Kuryla, Kathryn Leache, Paul McCoy, Sarah Norris, Charlotte Pence, Lyda Phillips, Clay Risen, Chris Scott, Ed Tarkington, Michael Ray Taylor, Stephen Usery, Beth Waltemath, Nicki Pendleton Wood, Erica Wright

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Stories, Not Textbooks

In his latest poems, Bobby C. Rogers celebrates small-town America

by Erica Wright

June 29, 2016 In his new poetry collection, Social History, Bobby C. Rogers celebrates the spirit that makes small towns in America so unique.

Published Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Of Monsters and Men

Victoria Schwab probes what it means to be human in her new YA novel, This Savage Song

by Lyda Phillips

June 28, 2016 Victoria Schwab’s young-adult dystopian novel, This Savage Song, pits darkness against darkness in a battle between monsters and humans. Schwab will discuss the book at Parnassus Books in Nashville on July 5, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

Published Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Good Dog

With Smoky Jack, a lost classic of nature writing is finally published after ninety years

by Michael Ray Taylor

June 27, 2016 In the summer of 1925, a young man from Knoxville named Paul Adams established the first permanent camp atop Mt. Le Conte in what would eventually become Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Smoky Jack, written by Adams from his journals, has now been edited and published for the first time. Knoxville editors Ken Wise and Anne Bridges will discuss and sign copies of Smoky Jack at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville on July 10, 2016, at 2 p.m.

Published Monday, 27 June 2016

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