Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

A Labor of Love

Matt de la Peña and Loren Long discuss their new picture book, a tribute to love

Love, Matt de la Peña and Loren Long’s contemplative celebration of love and the way it moves through the world, will be the subject of their appearance at the Nashville Public Library on January 31.

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The Fallout of Disaster

Vanderbilt visiting writer in nonfiction Joy Castro talks with Chapter 16

Vanderbilt University visiting nonfiction writer Joy Castro talks with Chapter 16 about language, the #MeToo movement, and behaving badly in fiction. She will give a free public reading at Vanderbilt on January 25.

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American Carnage

A conservative expert on the presidency weighs in on Donald Trump’s first year

In Trump’s First Year, Rhodes College professor Michael Nelson dispassionately dissects the leadership style of the controversial 45th president. Nelson will discuss the book at Novel in Memphis on January 21.

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Context Matters

Roger Kreuz and Richard Roberts explore the pitfalls when we talk across cultural barriers

In Getting Through, Roger Kreuz and Richard Roberts illuminate the way we communicate across cultures, with stakes for our everyday interactions.

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A Storyteller’s Life

Katherine Paterson’s warm, humorous memoir sheds light on a beloved author

December 10, 2014 Katherine Paterson’s Stories of My Life is a loving look back at an extraordinary life. The Newbery- and National Book Award-winning author of children’s classics like Bridge to Terabithia, Jacob Have I Loved, and The Great Gilly Hopkins, Paterson recently answered questions from Chapter 16.

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Marlboro Woman

Popular blogger Ree Drummond tells the story of her move from L.A. to Oklahoma

February 24, 2011 Ree Drummond’s new book, Black Heels to Tractor Wheels: A Love Story, is both a memoir and the backstory to The Pioneer Woman, one of the most popular blogs on the web. Today Drummond talks with Chapter 16 about the book, which Columbia Pictures is developing as a star vehicle for Nashville native Reese Witherspoon.

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