In This Issue
- GET YOUR KICKS AT THE 66th ANNUAL VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS FESTIVAL! AUG. 1-10, 2014
- Creeper Trail “Legend” Hits Milestone
- MOVIES AT THE MUSTER GROUNDS Outdoor screenings of movies, for free!
- Arts Depot Welcomes New Resident Artist Portrait Artist, Steven Reeves
- Celebrate Abingdon’s Culture and Heritage at Virginia Highlands Festival
- Engage Kingsport Performing Arts Series presents Grammy Nominated Claire Lynch
- Bristol Ballet Gears Up for 66th Season, Class Registration, Auditions
- The Lee Boys First in Lineup for Tent Jams in Abingdon
- Jo Dee Messina Saturday, August 2nd at Niswonger Performing Arts Center
- The Curious Case of The Blue Eyed Bettys by Nick Friedman
- August Computer Classes @ the Washington County Libraries
- Summer Harvest Potluck & Contra Dance in Jonesborough
- Moon Is First Stop for New Stargazers
- Catfish Frye Band to take over Winged Deer lakefront Thursday
- Skies This Week
- Border Bash to host Mustered Courage & The Deep Fried 5!
- 40th ANNUAL CARTER FESTIVAL August 1 & 2, 2014
- The Purge: Anarchy
- Storyteller Suzi Whaples Next Up for Storytelling Live!
- “Hey, Hey, We’re The Beatles: 50 Years Of A Hard Day’s Night”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.