Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

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A Queerness Full of Appalachian Grit and Spirit

Zane McNeill discusses Y’all Means All, an anthology of emerging queer voices

 In the anthology Y’all Means All: The Emerging Voices Queering Appalachia, editor Z. Zane McNeill curates a collection “full of a very specific Appalachian grit and spirit.” McNeill will appear at the 2022 Southern Festival of Books in Nashville on October 14-16.

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Place Justice

Dr. Enkeshi El-Amin talks with Chapter 16 about nurturing Black-affirming spaces

Dr. Enkeshi El-Amin is a researcher, cultural worker, and lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she earned a Ph.D. in sociology. As co-host of the Black in Appalachia podcast and the founder of The Bottom, a non-profit community space in Knoxville, she’s working to reclaim space for Black voices and communities.

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