Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Beth Waltemath

Reading to Reset

Jennifer Weiner talks with Chapter 16 about her debut book for children

TheLIttlestBigfoot_cvrBestselling novelist Jennifer Weiner talks with Chapter 16 about gender inequality, what kids can achieve when they question their culture, and her debut children’s book, The Littlest Bigfoot. Weiner will appear at The Booksellers at Laurelwood in Memphis on September 16, 2016, at 4 p.m.

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Woman / Warrior

Glennon Doyle Melton talks with Chapter 16 about the cultural biases that inhibit authentic love

love-warrior-fullc“What if pain—like love—is just a place brave people visit?” asks Momastery blogger Glennon Doyle Melton in her new memoir, Love Warrior. Today Melton speaks with Chapter 16 in advance of her appearance at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium on September 8, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

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An Assault on Making Sense

Odie Lindsey’s debut story collection, We Come to Our Senses, details the dirty secrets of deployment

In his debut collection, We Come to Our Senses, Odie Lindsey challenges the grand narratives of war with stories of the self-destructive impulses of the men and women forever changed by it. Lindsey will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on July 21, at The Booksellers at Laurelwood in Memphis on July 28, at the Southern Festival of Books October 14-16, and at Vanderbilt University on November 10. All events are free and open to the public.

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Allowing a Little Sway

In two new poetry collections, Restoring the Narrative and Small Revolution, Jeff Hardin imagines a world with a little more room for imagination

May 5, 2016 “Quiet truths do not argue for their worth,” writes poet Jeff Hardin, who will read from his two latest volumes, Restoring the Narrative and Small Revolution, at Parnassus Books in Nashville on May 10, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. In a world where people go “deaf haranguing some agenda,” Hardin prefers “allowing / a little sway to what gets said or done.”

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Reading as Life Practice

In Forest of Wonders Newbery winner Linda Sue Park gives middle-grade readers an imaginative place for considering moral dilemmas

March 7, 2016 Forest of Wonders is the first book in Linda Sue Park’s new fantasy trilogy, Wing and Claw. The Newbery winner will give a free public reading from her latest novel for middle-grade readers at Parnassus Books in Nashville on March 9, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

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To Tell the Truth, Slants and All

Crooked Letter i is a collection of coming-out stories from Southerners

February 26, 2016 In Crooked Letter i, a collection of coming-out stories from Southern writers, the truth is best delivered straight but discovered through multiple angles. Contributor B. Andrew Plant will discuss his essay at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville on March 3, 2016, at 6 p.m.

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