Closed Saturday

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The Pendergrass Library will be closed Saturday, March 15th due to a scheduled power outage. We will re-open on Sunday, March 16th at 1:00pm with regular hours. If you have any questions please call us at 974-7338.

Spring Break and Recess Hours

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The Music Library will be open the following hours for Spring Break and Recess:

Saturday, March 15 – CLOSED
Sunday, March 16 – CLOSED
Monday, March 17 – 8:00 to 5:00
Tuesday, March 18 – 8:00 to 5:00
Wednesday, March 19 – 8:00 to 5:00
Thursday, March 20 – 8:00 to 5:00
Friday, March 21 – CLOSED
Saturday, March 22 – CLOSED
Sunday, March 23 – 6:00 to 10:00

Readings by poets Judy Loest & Linda Marion, March 24

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Writers in the Library hosts local poets Judy Loest and Linda Parsons Marion on Monday, March 24. Readings begin at 7 p.m. in the Hodges Library auditorium.

Born in Snowflake, Virginia, Judy Loest earned her Master’s Degree in English from the University of Tennessee in 1998. Her work has appeared in various journals and anthologies and on buses and subways in St. Paul/Minneapolis as part of The Poetry Society of America’s Poetry in Motion program. She is editor of Knoxville Bound, a literary anthology inspired by Knoxville, and a poetry chapbook, After Appalachia, published in 2007 by Finishing Line Press in Kentucky.

Linda Parsons Marion writes of home and the earth it’s built on. Through poems of childhood and gardening, she sings and grieves for the lost and the found in her life, for the many struggles and failings of the human heart. She is the poetry editor of Now & Then magazine and has received a Pushcart Prize nomination and literary fellowships from the Tennessee Arts Commission. Marion is the author of poetry collections Home Fires and the newly published Mother Land. Her poems have appeared in The Georgia Review, Iowa Review, Shenandoah, Asheville Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, and Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia, among others. She is an editor at the University of Tennessee and lives and gardens in North Hills with her husband, poet Jeff Daniel Marion.

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, or R.B. Morris, Jack E. Reese writer in residence, UT Libraries, at 974-3004 or