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TIMES FREE PRESS: Southern Lit Alliance's Art Auction Features a Record Number of Items

September 18, 2016

Given their traditional characterization as "starving," it might seem odd for artists to willingly part with half the proceeds from selling their work.

Every year, however, dozens of local artists agree to go halfsies with the Southern Lit Alliance during smART, the organization's annual silent auction fundraiser.

So Lit Organizes Library Update At MBMHI

June 07, 2016

Thanks to the Chattanoogan for the great write up about the Revitalibrary Project at Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute! 

So Lit to Boost Moccasin Bend's Library

June 07, 2016

Sean Phipps with Nooga.com plugs our new Revitalibrary Project at Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute! Read the article to learn how you can become involved! 

3 Plus You Interviews So Lit!

May 20, 2016

Thanks to Julie Edwards with WRCBTV's 3 Plus You for a great interview about our last South Bound author event with Harrison Scott Key!

Harrison Scott Key Dissects WORLD'S LARGEST MAN

May 19, 2016

Key was born in Memphis, but grew up in Mississippi, among pious, Bible-reading women and men who either shot things or got women pregnant, he explains in the book notes. At the center of his world was his larger-than-life father — a hunter, a fighter, a football coach, "a man better suited to living in a remote frontier wilderness of the 19th century than contemporary America, with all its progressive ideas and paved roads and lack of armed duels. He was a great man, and he taught me many things: How to fight, how to work, how to cheat, how to pray to Jesus about it, how to kill things with guns and knives and, if necessary, with hammers."

WUTC Interviews Harrison Scott Key, Son of "The World's Largest Man"

May 16, 2016

Mike Miller with WUTC asks Harrison Scott Key what he's wearing. And many other questions that lead to funny and impactful answers about humor and crafting his memoir The World's Largest Man. Hint: crafting a memoir over a beer is probably the best option.

WATKINS: FULL LECTURE

April 22, 2016

© Jacob Cagle. If you missed Watkin's reading, here's the whole thing on video! In this lecture Claire discusses the fearless pursuit of the "unknown" story, how Gold Fame Citrus began as a "mistress novel," and how she is still understanding her own work.

GOLD FAME CITRUS Author Claire Vaye Watkins in Chattanooga by WUTC

April 18, 2016

Listen in as WUTC's Mike Miller interviews critically-acclaimed fiction writer Claire Vaye Watkins for "Around & About!" 

VIDEO: Watkins Brings the Heat

April 12, 2016

Check out the A-List praise Watkins has received for her first novel Gold Fame Citrus!

FRANKLIN & FENNELLY: FULL LECTURE

March 28, 2016

© Jacob Cagle. If you missed Franklin & Fennelly's reading, here's the whole thing on video! Enjoy the banter between this husband/wife duo, and the nuanced variations in their writing.

INSIDE ONE OF HISTORY'S FORGOTTEN NIGHTMARES

March 16, 2016

© Ward Raymond, The Pulse.  Check out this article that elaborates on the riveting plot of Franklin & Fennelly's coauthored novel The Tilted World. Mark your calendar for what is sure to be a lively event!

HUSBAND-WIFE DUO AT NEXT SO LIT LECTURE

March 17, 2016

© Chattanooga Times Free Press. In this article you can find all the details for our South Bound lecture with Tom Franklin & Beth Ann Fennelly. Thanks to our Tennessee Williams sponsor for this media push! 

VIDEO PROMO: FRANKLIN + FENNELLY

March 10, 2016

© Jacob Cagle. On March 22 we're hosting bestselling fiction duo Tom Franklin & Beth Ann Fennelly. Their coauthored novel, The Tilted World, has been hailed as "crime fiction of the highest order" by the Seattle Times. Set against the tragic backdrop of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, the book has been recommended to readers of Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain

MATEJKA: FULL LECTURE

February 22, 2016

© Jacob Cagle. If you missed Matejka's reading, here's the whole thing on video! Enjoy the incredible poetry, the kindness and enthusiasm of the author, and the depth of the character of Jack Johnson.

MATEJKA'S POETRY PACKS A PUNCH

March 01, 2016

© Jacob Cagle. National Book Award finalist Adrian Matejka brought down the house with his evocative poetry collection that chronicles the life of legendary boxing champion Jack Johnson. The poems were edgy, tender, and empowering; everyone that came left with a newfound appreciation for the art of poetry and for the man who broke racial barriers in sports history. 

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FEBRUARY 22, 2016

TURNING THE PAGE by the CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS

Check out this wonderful interview with Darcy Welch, our new Executive Director! We are thrilled to continue forging meaningful partnership in Chattanooga will Darcy at the helm!

FEBRUARY 19, 2016

REMEMBERING THE LIFE & LEGACY OF HARPER LEE by PBS NEWSHOUR

Renowned author Harper Lee, whose debut novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” has become enshrined within the American literary canon, died at age 89 on 2/19/16. Jeffrey Brown sits down with bestselling novelist Allan Gurganus to discuss Lee’s works and enduring legacy. Mr. Gurganus is a member of our partner organization, the Fellowship of Southern Writers.

FEBRUARY 10, 2016

THE DAILY SCENE: FEB. 10 by NOOGA.COM

Yes! We made it in the Daily Scene! No plans on Wednesday? We've got you covered! Thanks to Sean Phipps for the feature.

FEBRUARY 8, 2016

SOUTHERN LIT ALLIANCE BRINGS PULITZER-NOMINATED POET ADRIAN MATEJKA TO CHATTANOOGA, 2/10 by WUTC

We listened to this wonderful interview of Adrian Matejka during our Monday staff meeting. Mike Miller asks excellent questions that uncover the inspiration behind The Big Smoke, as well as complicated nuances of Johnson's character.

FEBRUARY 4, 2016

"ADRIAN MATEJKA TALKS 'BIG SMOKE' IN NEXT SOUTH BOUND LECTURE" by CHATTANOOGA NOW

Chattanooga Now shares all the details about our South Bound lecture with Adrian Matejka! Many thanks to our Tennessee Williams sponsor, the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

JANUARY 29, 2016

"POET, PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST ADRIAN MATEJKA TO SPEAK IN CHATTANOOGA" by the TIMES FREE PRESS

Our Tennessee Williams sponsor, the Chattanooga Times Free Press announces our next South Bound author, poet Adrian Matejka, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist!

JANUARY 22, 2016

"JOURNALIST & BESTSELLING AUTHOR RICK BRAGG SHARES SOUTHERN STORIES" by NOOGA.COM

Thank you to Nooga.com and Chloe Morrison for a great write-up of our first South Bound installment featuring Rick Bragg! 

JANUARY 21, 2016

"SO LIT CRAFTS NEW LECTURE SERIES LED BY RICK BRAGG"
by the TIMES FREE PRESS/CHATTANOOGA NOW

A lovely little info piece about Rick Bragg's South Bound lecture by our Tennesee Williams sponsor Chattanooga Times Free Press

"BETWEEN THE SOUTHERN LINES" by THE PULSE

JANUARY 20, 2016

A wonderful last-hour focus piece on our first South Bound installment with Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg in The Pulse. Written by Rebekah Jones.

JANUARY 5, 2016

EPB SOUTH BOUND PROMO

Hat's off to EPB, Tennessee Williams sponsor for South Bound, for creating a classic video promo to circulate in their channels and networks. Check it out and share!

DECEMBER 28, 2015

"STORIES FROM THE SOUTH" by CHATTER MAGAZINE

Pick up the beautiful glossy January 2016 issue of Chatter Magazine, published by Tennessee Williams sponsor, the Chattanooga Times Free Press, to see a fabulous in-depth look at our Writers in Classrooms program! Written by Sunny Montgomery.

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Please direct media inquiries to Rhett Reeves, Director of Programs: (423) 777-4222.

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