Author Readings in the Library this Spring

Fans of fiction and poetry will have plenty of opportunities to indulge their passion this spring. UT ‘s John C. Hodges Library will be the site of numerous events featuring authors reading from their works.

Still to come in the Writers in the Library series of readings are:

    • poets Pamela Uschuk and William Pitt Root
    Monday, February 7

    Kevin Wilson, author of Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, a collection of short fiction
    Monday, February 14

    • poet Bobby Caudle Rogers* – latest book: Paper Anniversary
    Monday, April 4

    • poet Jane Sasser – latest book: Itinerant
    Monday, April 11

    student winners of creative writing awards in fiction and poetry
    Tuesday, April 19 (undergraduate winners at 7 p.m.; graduate winners at 8 p.m.)
    (1210-1211 McClung Tower)

    All Writers in the Library programs begin at 7 p.m. in the Hodges Library Auditorium (with the exception of the April 18 reading by student award winners).

Other readings in the Hodges Library include:

Jessie Janeshek* reading from her just-published first book of poetry, Invisible Mink, on Monday, February 28, 7 p.m., in the Mary E. Greer Room (258 Hodges Library). This is a “Coffee and Magpies” event (i.e., cupcakes will be served).

The “Milk and Ink” series, featuring women writers who are also mothers, includes these readings in the Mary E. Greer Room (258 Hodges Library):

    Libby Falk Jones and Tomi Wiley*, poets
    Monday, March 7, 7 p.m.

    Connie Jordan Green* and Deborah Scaperoth*, poets
    Monday, March 21, 7 p.m.

John Hoppenthaler will read his poetry on Wednesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in the Mary E. Greer Room (258 Hodges Library). His books include Lives of Water and Anticipate the Coming Reservoir.

* DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI. Bobby Caudle Rogers was awarded the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press. Connie Jordan Green received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Knox County Friends of the Library in 2008. Several authors have new books: Invisible Mink, by Jessie Janeshek; Heart Language, by Deborah Scaperoth; Milk & Ink: A Mosaic of Motherhood, co-authored by Tomi Wiley.

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