Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Margaret Renkl

Book People Are the Best People

Authors around the country rally to support a bookseller with cancer

When Stephanie Appell, manager of the young-readers department at Parnassus Books, was diagnosed breast cancer, her colleagues planned a unique fundraiser to help with her medical bills: more than a hundred authors around the country have each decorated–and signed–a ceramic piggy bank to auction at the Bank on Booksellers fundraiser.

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Welcome Home, Caroline

Poet Caroline Randall Williams returns to Nashville to take a new post at Fisk

Nashville native Caroline Randall Williams will be the new writer-in-residence at Fisk University, a post her grandfather also served.

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The Good News Just Keeps Coming

Summer will bring a bounty of new books by writers around the state

May 23, 2016 In the coming weeks, look for new titles from suspense writers, poets, children’s authors, and novelists of every stripe.

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Happy Birthday, Pulitzer Prizes

Chapter 16 is launching a series to celebrate prize-winning works from Tennessee history

May 9, 2016 This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes, and Humanities Tennessee has received a grant from the Pulitzer organization to celebrate the centennial by highlighting past prizewinners from our state.

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The Perfect Fang

News of the next Kevin Wilson novel arrives just as his first hits the silver screen

April 25, 2016 Sewanee author Kevin Wilson has a new novel coming out in January and a film version of his first novel coming out in a few days.

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