Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

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Bop Symphony

Richard J. Alley delivers life, hot and cool, in his debut novel, Five Night Stand

May 12, 2015 In his new novel, Five Night Stand, Memphis author Richard J. Alley weaves the lives of three characters into a bop symphony that’s driven by hopes, dreams, doubt, and the redemptive power of music. Alley will appear at Burke’s Book Store in Memphis on May 21, 2015, at 5:30 p.m.

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“I'd Rather Be There than Any Place I Know”

In Beale Street Dynasty, Preston Lauterbach chronicles the tumultuous history of Memphis

March 12, 2015 Preston Lauterbach’s Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis paints a beguiling portrait of American ambition, ingenuity, tragedy, and the birth of the blues. Lauterbach will discuss the book at Rhodes College in Memphis on March 19, 2015, at 6 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center. The event, part of the three-day Beale Street Symposium, is free and open to the public.

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Rock’n’Roll Sunset

In The Next Elvis, Barbara Barnes Sims offers a down-to-earth view of the legendary Sun Records

January 9, 2015 Barbara Barnes Sims spent three years witnessing rock’n’roll history from the ground level, working at the legendary Sun Records label in the late 1950s. Her fascinating memories of that time are collected in The Next Elvis: Searching for Stardom at Sun Records.

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On the Record

In Sound Man, Glyn Johns recalls his many encounters with rock’n’roll royalty

November 11, 2014 As a successful recording engineer, producer, and sound mixer, Glyn Johns has spent more than five decades in the music business. In Sound Man, he offers a string of entertaining anecdotes about rock’n’roll royalty. Johns will appear at the Nashville Public Library on November 18, 2014, at 6:15 p.m. The event, part of the Salon@615 series, is free and open to the public.

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Long Player

Sparks fly from poetry, prose, art, and music in Language Lessons, the first title released by Nashville’s Third Man Books

October 16, 2014 The first publication from Nashville’s Third Man Books, Language Lessons: Volume One, is a diverse collection of poetry, prose, art, and music. Editors Chet Weise and Ben Swank present material in a unique format that demonstrates the excitement of human language beyond the simple printed page.

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Long-Haired Country Boys

Scott B. Bomar talks with Chapter 16 about Southbound: An Illustrated History of Southern Rock

October 15, 2014 Rumbling out of the South at the beginning of the 1970s, Southern rock was a mix of back-to-basics rock and roll, blues, country, and soul—wrapped in a new vision of the American Southland. Scott B. Bomar chronicles the history of this uniquely American music and its legacy in Southbound: An Illustrated History of Southern Rock. Bomar will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on October 20, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.

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