Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

David Wesley Williams

Strange Things Happening

Larry D. Thacker’s fictional Labor County brims with the weird and wondrous

Larry D. Thacker’s short story collection Working It Off in Labor County creates a small world where wild-hair notions are the norm and the odd miracle is not out of the question. Thacker will appear with Shuly Xóchitl Cawood and Ciona Rouse at a virtual event hosted by East Tennessee State University on March 3.

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Memphis Calling

Robert Gordon revisits his rollicking tale of a revolutionary musical city

Robert Gordon’s It Came From Memphis celebrates wild times and transformative music by shining a light on the likes of Furry Lewis, Mud Boy and the Neutrons, Big Star, disc jockey Dewey Phillips, and wrestler Sputnik Monroe.

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Putting the Music First

Memphis Mayhem is an insider’s history of the city’s sound

No wonder so many writers have made Memphis their subject, this city that changed the world through sound. Now comes David A. Less with Memphis Mayhem, a slim volume touted by its publisher as the “definitive story of the birthplace of rock and roll.”

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