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Chaplin and Agee: The Untold Story featured at April Writers in the Library

Author John Wranovics to speak Monday, April 17 at the University Club

John Wranovics, author of Chaplin and Agee: The Untold Story of the Tramp, the Writer, and the Lost Screenplay, will discuss his book at Writers in the Library on Monday, April 17 at 7 pm. The event will be held at the University Club at the Corner of Kingston Pike and Neyland Drive and is free and open to the public.

Wranovics’ work explores the unlikely friendship between author Agee and film legend Chaplin. Agee wrote his first screenplay, The Tramp’s New World, to feature Chaplin’s trademark character in a post-apocalyptic New York City. While Chaplin never considered making the film in a serious way, the script was a catalyst for a great friendship between the two.

The event is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Library Friends.

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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