Event Details

  • November 12, 2017
  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Free

Venue

  • East Tennessee History Center
  • 601 South Gay Street
  • Knoxville, TN 37902

Event Description

Unbroken Circle: Stories of Cultural Diversity the South

Unbroken Circle: Stories of Cultural Diversity the South Anthology Editor and Authors to Speak in Knoxville When Julia Watts and her co-editor Larry Smith chose Unbroken Circle: Stories of Cultural Diversity in the South as the title of their anthology, they were connecting to the Southern musical classic “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” The stories in Unbroken Circle challenge stereotypes and show that the people of the South are as varied as the region’s landscape. They reflect a region of racial, religious, and gender diversity as well as a range of age and economic status. Watts, a 2017 inductee into the Friends of Literacy’s East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame, and six of the contributors to Unbroken Circle will appear at an event on Sunday, November 12, at 2 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Friends of the Knox County Public Library, the Knox County Public Library, and the East Tennessee Historical Society. The six contributors to be present at the event include poet and author James E. Cherry; Mahayla Smith, past recipient of the Knoxville Writers Guild award for both short fiction and creative nonfiction; debut author Melanie Haws; Tom Ray, author whose recent short story Thumbing to Morristown was published on FICTION on the WEB, the oldest short story website; David Hunter, author and editorial page columnist for the Knoxville News-Sentinel for 27 years; and Charles Dodson White, author and himself co-editor of two Appalachian anthologies. Copies of Unbroken Circle and of the individual authors’ books will be available for purchase (cash or check only) after the event. http://www.knoxfriends.org/news-events/unbroken-circle/

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