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Chapter 16 is a digital language & literature program of Humanities Tennessee

Executive Director:
Tim Henderson

Director of Literature & Language Programs:
Serenity Gerbman

Editor:
Margaret Renkl

Copyeditor:
Wayne Christeson

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

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Staring Into the Abyss

Christian Wiman, former editor of Poetry magazine, searches for the “poetry and prose” of contemporary faith

by Beth Waltemath

April 23, 2014 A married father of two fighting a rare cancer, Christian Wiman faces the bottomless questions of existence and craves the “poetry and prose of knowing.” His memoir, My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer , draws on both forms to describe his own experiences of grace. Wiman will speak at the Buechner Institute at King University in Bristol on April 24, 2014, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Published Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

Andrew Gross’s latest thriller captures the moral dilemmas that arise during calamity

by Chris Scott

April 22, 2014 In Andrew Gross’s Everything to Lose, Hilary Cantor makes one wrong decision that turns her financially desperate life into a fight for survival. A New York City cop whose life is equally upside down joins her in a battle through a landscape still struggling to recover from the twin disasters of the Great Recession and Superstorm Sandy. Andrew Gross will discuss Everything to Lose at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Cool Springs on April 28, 2014, at 7 p.m.

Published Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Rounding Up the Strays

Chapter 16 talks with George Singleton about the lost dogs—and humans—in his hilarious new story collection

by Michael Ray Taylor

April 21, 2014 With Stray Decorum, his fourth short-story collection, George Singleton has cemented his reputation as one of the country’s finest—and funniest—masters of the short story. Singleton will give a free public reading at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville on April 21, 2014. The event will take place in the Dead Poets Society Room of Lowry Hall at 5 p.m.

Published Monday, 21 April 2014

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