Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Margaret Renkl

Making Our Country a Little More Human

Civil-rights hero—and National Book Award-winner—John Lewis talks with Chapter 16

selma_march_webOn November 16, John Lewis—along with his collaborators, co-author Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell—won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature with March: Book Three. But even before he accepted that honor, Lewis had already been named the 2016 recipient of the Nashville Public Library Literary Award, a prize that last week brought him back to Nashville, where he first began his long career as a civil-rights activist. Today Lewis talks with Chapter 16 about his books—and his unparalleled life in public service.

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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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