Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Winning the Literary Lotto

Memphis writer Jamey Hatley wins two national grants for work in progress

Jamey Hatley has received a total of $55,000 this year from the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award and the National Endowment for the Arts to work on her first novel, The Dream-Singers. The book is set in Memphis, beginning with the birth of twins in 1968—one born as Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his final speech and the other when he is assassinated.

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