Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Erica Wright

Need Out of Reach

In her latest poetry collection, Darnell Arnoult addresses aging with candid humor and moving insight

March 18, 2016 In her new poetry collection, Galaxie Wagon, Darnell Arnoult addresses aging with enviable humor and wisdom. She will read from her work at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville on March 24, 2016, at 6 p.m.

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Storms Will Always Come

With The Bone Tree, Greg Iles confronts a dark chapter in Mississippi’s past

October 6, 2015 In the latest installment of his bestselling Penn Cage series, Greg Iles explores the many unsolved murders of African Americans in the years preceding the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Iles will appear on October 10, 2015, at noon in Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium. The event, part of the Southern Festival of Books, is free and open to the public.

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Not a Partridge, or a Ruby

In her debut poetry collection, Caroline Randall Williams considers the identity of Shakespeare’s Dark Lady

August 26, 2015 In her debut poetry collection, Caroline Randall Williams explores a game-changing theory that Shakespeare’s Dark Lady was a London madam named Black Luce. Williams will appear at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 9-11, 2015. All festival events are free and open to the public.

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Light, Community, and Motion

Charlotte Pence’s poetry collection examines the parallels between ecology and mental illness

March 20, 2015 In her new poetry collection, Many Small Fires, Charlotte Pence writes about her father’s schizophrenia through the lens of ecology. Pence will read with Adam Prince on March 26, 2015, at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville; with Adam Day on March 27, 2015, at Belmont University in Nashville; and with Bradford Tice on March 30, 2015, at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. All events are free and open to the public.

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A Voice Like Thunder

Beth Bachmann’s latest poetry collection explores the ramifications of war

January 26, 2015 In her new collection, Do Not Rise, Nashville poet Beth Bachmann writes about war and its aftermath with unflinching insight. Bachmann will read from her work on January 29, 2015, at 7 p. m. on the Vanderbilt University campus in Nashville. The event, which also includes a reading by Vanderbilt novelist Tony Earley, is free and open to the public.

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What Can Be Said About the South

In Poems of the American South, David Biespiel assembles some of the best poets writing from or about this region

December 8, 2014 Poems of the American South, edited by David Biespiel, displays the rich poetic tradition of the South. From race to rattlesnakes, each poem reveals complicated truths about this region of the United States.

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