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Knoxville Author Jack Rentfro will speak at the final Writers in the Library event for 2005 on Monday, December 5. 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.

Rentfro is editor and author of Cumberland Avenue Revisited: Four Decades of Music from Knoxville, Tennessee (Cardinal Publishing, 2003), which explores Knoxville’s amazing and under-appreciated pop music history. He is also a freelance writer who has worked for several East Tennessee newspapers and other publications. Rentfro’s fiction and essays have appeared in three consecutive Knoxville Writers Guild anthologies, Migrants and Stowaways, Literary Lunch, and Breathing the Same Air.

“Jack Rentfro is an incredible writer and a unique individual,” RB Morris, UT Libraries Jack Reese Writer in Residence, said. “He’s done more than probably anyone to establish Knoxville’s unique literary and musical history, all while enriching it with his own work. Students should come and gawk and take close notes,” Morris said.

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. The first Writers in the Library for 2006 will feature singer-songwriter Steve Earle 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, or R.B. Morris, Jack Reese Writer in Residence, UT Libraries, at 974-3004 or

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