Chapter 16 is a digital language & literature program of Humanities Tennessee
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Contributing Writers: Ralph Bowden, Maria Browning, Wayne Christeson, Susannah Felts, Lacey Galbraith, Liz Garrigan, Paul V. Griffith, Faye Jones, Sean Kinch, Tina LoTufo, Paul McCoy, Fernanda Moore, Joe Nolan, Sarah Norris, Charlotte Pence, Anne Delana Reeves, Clay Risen, Chris Scott, Ed Tarkington, Michael Ray Taylor
Friends and colleagues recall John Egerton, Nashville’s beloved writer, activist, and mentor
December 5, 2013 As soon as news spread of John Egerton’s death, people who loved and admired him began to share recollections of his lasting impact on the world. In advance of a public celebration of Egerton’s life that will be held at the Nashville Public Library on December 8 at 2:30 p.m., we have gathered together some reminiscences from friends and colleagues in Nashville, as well as excerpts from the many obituaries and essays about John in the national media that have appeared during the last two weeks.
Published Friday, 5 December 2014
Doris Kearns Goodwin explores politics and journalism during the progressive era
by Chris Scott
December 9, 2013 In The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, Pulitzer Prize-winner Doris Kearns Goodwin has produced an enlightening, timely account of not one but two of America’s most important peacetime presidents and the social and political revolution they engineered. Goodwin will discuss The Bully Pulpit as part of the Salon@615 series in the Paschall Theater at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville on December 12, 2013, at 6:15 p.m.
Published Monday, 9 December 2013
Madison Smartt Bell's publisher is giving away his new book—but there's a wonderful catch
December 6, 2013 Madison Smartt Bell's new book, a collection of short stories called Zig Zag Wanderer, sounds like vintage MSB: "Stretching from New York to Haiti and beyond, these luminous stories reveal Bell’s sharp eye and deep empathy for his characters—punks, hustlers, mixed figures, and lost souls of all ages, backgrounds, and denominations," according to the book's publisher, Concord Free Press.
Published Friday, 6 December 2013
The Nigger Factory
"For more than two decades [Gil Scott-Heron] has been committed to examining those facets of the human condition that most of us would rather forget . . . he is an artist who has crafted witty but crucial insights for black America."