Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

For Lives That Matter

Ibram X. Kendi discusses Stamped From the Beginning, winner of the National Book Award

In Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, Ibram Kendi offers a panoramic, penetrating vision of a disturbing theme in the nation’s past. Kendi will discuss the book at 6 p.m. on February 23 in the University Center at the University of Memphis. The event is free and open to the public.

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Breathing New Life into an Old Story

Shakespearean James Shapiro talks with Chapter 16 about The Year of Lear

Along with Jerry Brotton, Shakespearean scholar James Shapiro will discuss “Jews and Muslims in Shakespeare’s World” in Hardie Auditorium on the Rhodes College campus in Memphis on February 22 at 6 p.m. The event, part of the Communities in Conversation series, is free and open to the public.

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Her Majesty’s Ottoman Enterprises

Historian Jerry Brotton talks with Chapter 16 about England’s groundbreaking relations with Islamic empires

In The Sultan and the Queen: The Untold Story of Elizabeth and Islam, Jerry Brotton examines the way Elizabethan England managed to circumvent Catholic Europe to open trade relations with Islamic empires. Brotton will appear at Rhodes College in Memphis to discuss “Jews and Muslims in Shakespeare’s World” with James Shapiro in Hardie Auditorium on February 22 at 6 p.m. The event, part of the Communities in Conversation series, is free and open to the public.

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Corpse in the Bedroom

Chapter 16 talks with Jamie Quatro

Stephen Usery speaks with Chattanooga writer Jamie Quatro about her collection of stories, I Want to Show You More. Quatro will give a reading at Refinery Nashville on February 17 at 6:30 p.m. This event, sponsored by the Porch Writers’ Collective, is free and open to the public.

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A Thriller for Our Times

Cyber warfare gets physical for Mark Greaney’s Gray Man

A shadowy action hero returns in Gunmetal Gray, the sixth book in Mark Greaney’s Gray Man series. Greaney will discuss his newest thriller at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Memphis on February 18 at 2 p.m., and at Parnassus Books in Nashville on February 22 at 6:30 p.m.

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Murder in a Cold Climate

Death and history merge in Tracee de Hahn’s debut

A murder, an ice storm, and a Swiss chateau so old that not even the residents know everything that’s in it are just a few features of Tracee de Hahn’s irresistible debut novel. The author will read from Swiss Vendetta at Star Line Books in Chattanooga on February 16 at 3 p.m. and at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville on February 17 at 6 p.m.

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