Local Authors Read From Anthology

January 10, 2012

Several writers will share their poems, stories and essays published in “A Tapestry of Voices: an East Tennessee Anthology” at Union Ave Books from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22.

“I sincerely appreciate the support Union Ave Books gives individual writers by providing a venue to spotlight their talent,” Judith Duvall, one of four contributors scheduled to read at the event, said. “I look forward to joining other readers in sharing our work from the Knoxville Writers’ Guild anthology, ‘A Tapestry of Voices,’ a collection whose theme is diversity.”

The diversity theme also will be reflected in the reading, which will feature both prose and verse on a wide range of subjects. Duvall, for example, will read her poem, “City Friends,” and her short story, “Different Rules,” both printed in the anthology.

Joining Duvall are Lucy Sieger, whose essay about spiritual polygamy appears early in the book; Artress Bethany White, a poet and assistant professor at Carson-Newman College; and Jennifer Alldredge, who said the annual Shakespeare on the Square serves as the backdrop for her story, “Tarantella.”

Kay Newton and Doris Ivie edited “A Tapestry of Voices,” backed by a KWG committee that includes Martha Yarnell (chair), Kim West (designer), Meg Bensey, Carole Anne Borges, Duvall and Cathy Kodra. The anthology is currently available for purchase at Union Ave Books and other independent bookstores or at www.knoxvillewritersguild.org.

Union Ave Books is located at 517 Union Ave., Knoxville. For more information about this and future events, visit www.knoxvillewritersguild.org or unionavebooks.com.

The Knoxville Writers' Guild meets the first Thursday of each month at 7pm at Laurel Theatre, located on the corner of Laurel Avenue and 16th St., Knoxville, Tenn. The building is handicapped accessible and meetings are open to the public. The purpose of the KWG is to: facilitate a broad, inclusive, and egalitarian community among area writers; provide a forum for information, support, and sharing among writers; help members improve and market their writing skills; and promote writing and creativity in the wider community through education, publication, and sponsorship of writing-related public events.