Knoxville is hosting a community-wide celebration of one of its most famous sons, writer James Agee, and the UT Libraries is joining in the festivities.
The James Agee Celebration will feature film screenings, theater, and exhibitions throughout the spring and – during James Agee Week, April 13-17 – more drama, music, lectures, a keynote address by author David Madden, and the dedication of the James Agee Park.
The UT Libraries’ participation includes:
“James Agee: A Celebration of His Work”
An exhibition in the Special Collections lobby
James D. Hoskins Library
1401 Cumberland Ave.
April 1 – August 15
Opening reception: Friday, April 1, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
“Let Us Now Praise James Agee”
An exhibition outside the Lindsay Young Auditorium
John C. Hodges Library
1015 Volunteer Blvd.
The UT Libraries’ Writer-in-Residence, R.B. Morris, will offer two performances of his one-man play adapted from the life and works of James Agee, “The Man Who Lives Here is Loony”:
Sunday, April 10, 7:00 p.m.
Monday, April 11, 8:00 p.m.
Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre
and a concert at the dedication of the new James Agee Park:
R.B. Morris Band
Sunday, April 17, 3:30 p.m.
James Agee Park
Corner of James Agee Street & Laurel Ave.
For complete information on the James Agee Celebration, visit http://jamesageecelebration.utk.edu/. Most events are free, and all welcome the public.