NOVEMBER WRITERS IN THE LIBRARY TO FEATURE RB MORRIS

RB Morris, UT Libraries’ Jack Reese Writer in Residence, will perform as part of the Writers in the Library series on November 7. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library and is free and open to the public.

Morris began his tenure as writer in residence in 2004, and has hosted singer-songwriter David Olney, author Elizabeth Gilbert, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Wright, among many others, as part of the Writers in the Library series.

He is the author of two books of poetry, Littoral Zone and The Man Upstairs. As a recording artist, Morris has produced Take That Ride, Zeke and the Wheel, Knoxville Sessions and Local Man. He is also the author of The Man Who Lives Here is Loony, a one-man play written from the life and works of James Agee. The play was recently produced at UT’s Carousel Theater and in New York City at the Cornelia Street Cafe.

For more details about Writers in the Library, visit their Web site.

All Writers in the Library events are held on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library on the UT Campus. Other Writers in the Library events for this year include local author and music historian Jack Rentfro on December 5. Singer-songwriter Steve Earle is slated to perform on January 30, 2006.

The Writers in the Library series is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the Creative Writing Program of the UT English Department. For further information, please contact Jo Anne Deeken, Head of Technical Services, UT Libraries, at 974-6905 or deeken@nullaztec.lib.utk.edu, or R.B. Morris, Jack Reese Writer in Residence, UT Libraries, at 974-3004 or rbmorris@nullutk.edu.

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