Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Finding a Friend Beneath the Poetree

Shauna LaVoy Reynolds talks with Chapter 16 about her debut picture book

Nashville children’s author Shauna LaVoy Reynolds visits Parnassus Books on March 22 to share her debut picture book, Poetree, a gentle ode to spring and friendship.

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The Platforms of Contempt

Tech insider Roger McNamee explores all the ways social media manipulates us

In Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe, a Silicon Valley veteran explains how social-media networks erode the well-being of people and societies. Roger McNamee will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on March 27.

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“Primer”

Book Excerpt: The Low Passions

Anders Carlson-Wee is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and winner of the 2017 Poetry International Prize. He will read from his debut collection, The Low Passions, at Pretentious Beer Co. in Knoxville on March 21, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville on March 22, and at The Porch in Nashville on March 23.

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“Behind the Eyes, & Shining”

Book Excerpt: Tap Out

Edgar Kunz has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and Stanford University, where he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow. He will read from his debut collection, Tap Out, at Pretentious Beer Co. in Knoxville on March 21, at Vanderbilt University on March 22, and at The Porch in Nashville on March 23.

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The Unbridled Game

Full Court Press chronicles the backstory that led to the Lady Vols’ basketball dynasty

In Full Court Press: How Pat Summit, A High School Basketball Player, and a Legal Team Changed the Game, Bill Haltom and Amanda Swanson recount the legal battle that led to important changes in girls’ basketball in Tennessee. Bill Haltom will discuss Full Court Press at Parnassus Books in Nashville on March 16.

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The Calm of Thousands of People

Big Ears Festival, Knoxville’s genre-defying music and arts celebration, gets its own book

To mark its tenth anniversary, Knoxville’s Big Ears Festival now has a book, Big Ears Knoxville, with photographs by Kate Joyce, a preface by Ben Ratliff, and essays by Rachel Grimes and Joe Henry. Based on performances from 2014 to 2018, the book will launch at the 2019 festival, held in Knoxville March 21–24.

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