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A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

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Unraveling a Mystery

Poet Kate Daniels explores addiction as a family illness


In her new collection, In the Months of My Son’s Recovery, Nashville poet Kate Daniels writes about aging, loss, and the circle of pain created by addiction.

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Math as Muse

Rationality and creativity converge in Stephen Ornes’s Math Art

In Math Art: Truth, Beauty, and Equations, Nashville science writer Stephen Ornes sets out to survey the remarkable breadth of contemporary art that’s fueled by a fascination with math. Ornes will appear at Star Line Books in Chattanooga on April 4.

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Part of the American Epic

Margot Lee Shetterly’s blockbuster Hidden Figures is this year’s Nashville Reads selection

The little-known history of the black women mathematicians of NASA is brought to life in Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures, a bestselling book that was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film. Shetterly will discuss and sign Hidden Figures, the 2019 Nashville Reads selection, at Lipscomb University in Nashville on February 19.

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A Fuller, Deeper Realization of the World

Objects compel attention in the art of Glennray Tutor

Portals provides a stunning selected retrospective of the work of painter Glennray Tutor, as well as an in-depth interview with the artist. Tutor will discuss the book at Novel in Memphis on November 11.

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Reconciled to Imperfection

Poet Blas Falconer writes with deep empathy in Forgive the Body This Failure

True generosity of spirit informs the poems in Blas Falconer’s Forgive the Body This Failure. Falconer will appear at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville on October 9, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville on October 11, and at the 2018 Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 12-14.

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Seeing with Twenty-First-Century Eyes

Nell Painter, a renowned historian, finds a new identity as an artist

In her memoir, Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over, Nell Painter writes about learning to see art, and herself, in new ways. Painter will appear at the 2018 Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 12-14.

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