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
Craig Havighurst's Air Castle of the South is the biography of an extraordinary radio station
by Paul McCoy
May 21, 2013 Spin through your AM dial past the static, past the end-timer rants and the political talk, and eventually you’ll tune into 650AM, the home of WSM Radio. You are listening to a signal that’s been going strong for the better part of a century, a signal that helped create Nashville’s very identity and broadcasts the culture of country music to the entire world. In Air Castle of the South: WSM and the Making of Music City, Craig Havighurst follows an extraordinary group of artists, engineers, and managers as they created a broadcasting legend—and with it an entire industry—from the ground up. Havighurst will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on May 23, 2013, at 6:30 p.m.
Published Tuesday, 21 May 2013
What can a fiction writer learn from a Nashville recording session?
by Todd Dills
May 20, 2013 "I spend a lot of time in the coffeehouses of East Nashville, where I live. "What do you do?'—the question has been posed to me countless times in idle conversation. My stock response, 'I write,' is invariably followed by some permutation of 'What instruments do you play?'" Fiction writer Todd Dills considers what it means to build a literary community in a town full of songwriters. Dills will read from Triumph of the Ape on May 21, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Fat Bottom Brewery in Nashville. He will be joined by songwriter Mike Willis. This free event is part of the East Side Storytellin’ series, which pairs writers and musicians in performance.
Published Monday, 20 May 2013
Screenwriter Heywood Gould’s offbeat thriller turns the classic detective story upside down
by Liz Garrigan
May 17, 2013 It can be a little disorienting to pick up a detective thriller only to discover that the identity of the homicidal maniac is no mystery. To find, in fact, that the killer is making a movie about his serial crimes, directing an imaginary crew to pull back on this decapitated head, move in tighter on that drowning body, etc. But, hey, this is Hollywood, where backstabbing producers must die, and violently. Heywood Gould will discuss and sign copies of Green Light for Murder, the first in a series of Detective Tommy Veasy mysteries, at Mysteries & More in Nashville on May 18 at 2 p.m.
Published Friday, 17 May 2013
Bluegrass Bluesman: A Memoir
University of Illinois Press
"A fascinating look at the musical culture of the South...Thoroughly Southern, spicy, real, and lots of fun."
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