In This Issue
- Birthplace of Country Music Museum Grand Opening Weekend August 1st – 3rd, 2014
- History of the Goodpasture Building and How It Became the Birthplace of Country Music Museum
- Hillbilly Bad headlines next week’s lakeside concert
- Carter Railroad Museum features Coal Operations at July Heritage Day
- Symphony of the Mountains Announces 2014-2015 Season
- Entice, the Best Motown, Soul and Funk Tribute Band, Takes Bristol’s Downtown Center Stage
- No clubs, no problem….. Junior golf club giveaway set for July 26
- Devotional Gathering and reflection
- Rob-Con to be hosted in Viking Hall 29th year of celebrating the world of comic books, fantasy and science fiction
- Artists join forces for Johnson City shows
- The Toby Jugg Band returns to the local area
- Stars Influence Human History
- Skies This Week
- Three exhibits of regional crafts on display at Reece Museum
- The Next Door Comedy Night
- Country artist with a bluesy rock edge
- Catch breakout rock band CROBOT at Capone’s
- Jonesborough Welcomes Storyteller Corinne Stavish
- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
- Jonesborough’s Music on the Square presents The Steel Wheels
- Winter Isn’t Coming
Dr. Jesse Graves, a faculty member in the East Tennessee State University Department of Literature and Language, will speak at the Johnson City Public Library in the Jones Meeting Room on Wednesday, April 16, at 6 p.m.
A free, public event, “An Evening with Tennessee Poets” will include readings by local poets from the “Southern Poetry Anthology: Volume VI, Tennessee.”
Graves is launching his new collection of poetry, “Basin Ghosts,” published by Texas Review Press.
For his first collection, “Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine,” published by Texas Review Press in 2011, Graves received the Weatherford Award in poetry and the Appalachian Writers Association Book of the Year Award in Poetry. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award given by Morehead State University in Kentucky.
Joining Graves will be DeVan Burton, an ETSU graduate student and aspiring writer whose poem, “Visitation: Every Other Weekend,” was published in the Southern Poetry Anthology.
Samuel Church, who holds an ETSU bachelor’s degree, is currently enrolled in the master of education degree program at Milligan College. His work has appeared in “Now and Then: The Appalachian Magazine” and “A! Magazine for the Arts.”
Benjamin Dugger, an East Tennessean with roots going back to his family’s arrival in the region in 1760, has had his poetry appear in the “Southern Poetry Anthology,” as well as in Ohio anthologies “Common Threads 2013” and “Everything Stops and Listens” and in “A! Magazine for the Arts.”
Dr. Ron Giles, a retired ETSU faculty member, has had poems, fiction and criticism published in various journals, as well as a one-act play, “Moses Otis Is Not a White Man,” which was given a staged reading at the Great Plains Theatre Conference in Omaha.
For further information, contact Graves at (423) 439-6674 or email@example.com.