Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

“Primer”

Book Excerpt: The Low Passions

Anders Carlson-Wee is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and winner of the 2017 Poetry International Prize. He will read from his debut collection, The Low Passions, at Pretentious Beer Co. in Knoxville on March 21, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville on March 22, and at The Porch in Nashville on March 23.

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“Behind the Eyes, & Shining”

Book Excerpt: Tap Out

Edgar Kunz has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and Stanford University, where he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow. He will read from his debut collection, Tap Out, at Pretentious Beer Co. in Knoxville on March 21, at Vanderbilt University on March 22, and at The Porch in Nashville on March 23.

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The Unbridled Game

Full Court Press chronicles the backstory that led to the Lady Vols’ basketball dynasty

In Full Court Press: How Pat Summit, A High School Basketball Player, and a Legal Team Changed the Game, Bill Haltom and Amanda Swanson recount the legal battle that led to important changes in girls’ basketball in Tennessee. Bill Haltom will discuss Full Court Press at Parnassus Books in Nashville on March 16.

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Got a Story About That, Too

With Staff Picks, George Singleton once again proves his mastery of the comically absurd

In Staff Picks, George Singleton continues his exploration of frailty and optimism through the lens of comic absurdity. Singleton will appear at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville on March 20, and at Star Line Books in Chattanooga on April 1.

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The Calm of Thousands of People

Big Ears Festival, Knoxville’s genre-defying music and arts celebration, gets its own book

To mark its tenth anniversary, Knoxville’s Big Ears Festival now has a book, Big Ears Knoxville, with photographs by Kate Joyce, a preface by Ben Ratliff, and essays by Rachel Grimes and Joe Henry. Based on performances from 2014 to 2018, the book will launch at the 2019 festival, held in Knoxville March 21–24.

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Leader of the Pack

Wolf Pack solidifies C.J. Box’s status as one of the nation’s most skilled thriller writers

C.J. Box’s Wolf Pack weaves together several plot lines populated by new and familiar characters to create a masterful tapestry of suspense. Nineteen novels into the Joe Pickett series, Box has clearly hit his stride. He will appear at Novel in Memphis on March 18.

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