Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Erica Wright

The Fallout of Disaster

Vanderbilt visiting writer in nonfiction Joy Castro talks with Chapter 16

Vanderbilt University visiting nonfiction writer Joy Castro talks with Chapter 16 about language, the #MeToo movement, and behaving badly in fiction. She will give a free public reading at Vanderbilt on January 25.

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Small and Immense

In a new collection, poet Jeff Hardin explores greatness in artists and in nature

Jeff Hardin’s latest poetry collection, No Other Kind of World, which won the 2016 X.J. Kennedy Award, examines artists’ capacity for greatness and nature’s talent for humbling us all. Hardin will read from the book at the Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville on August 24; at Landmark Booksellers in Franklin on August 29; and at the 2017 Southern Festival Books, which will be held in Nashville October 13-15.

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Shattered Lives

A distraught father tries to catch a killer who attacked his daughter in David Bell’s latest thriller

In David Bell’s latest thriller, Bring Her Home, a man searches for answers in a town where childhood secrets have adult-sized consequences. Bell will appear at the Hendersonville Kroger on July 20 at 5 p.m., and at Parnassus Books in Nashville on July 21 at 6:30 p.m.

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Ravening on Ahead

In his debut collection, Noah Warren accepts human limitations

In The Destroyer in the Glass, poet Noah Warren calmly considers the great mysteries of life and death. He will read at Vanderbilt University in Nashville on November 1 at 7 p.m. The event, part of the Gertrude Vanderbilt and Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series, is free and open to the public.

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Falling from Great Heights

In her debut novel, Sunset City, Melissa Ginsburg offers a fresh take on classic noir

SunsetCity hc cMelissa Ginsburg’s debut crime novel, Sunset City, unravels the brutal killing of a porn star while exploring some unexpected side effects of grief. Ginsburg will be at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 14-16, 2016. Festival events are free and open to the public.

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Stories, Not Textbooks

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

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

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