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Writers in the Library Features Knoxville Writers Guild Authors

Authors will read from the Guild’s new anthology, Low Explosions.

On Monday, October 23, Writers in the Library welcomes Knoxville Writers Guild authors reading from their latest anthology, Low Explosions: Writings on the Body.

Low Explosions is the seventh anthology collection from the Knoxville Writers Guild. From size and shape to skin color, pregnancy, aging, ailments, disabilities, extra-abilities, disorders and genetic composition, this book peeks inside some of the most commonly fought yet controversial battles raging inside the human body.

Editor Casie Fedukovich and other Guild members culled through over 500 submissions to compile the work. “All of the pieces contend with some major explosion, whether actual–heart attacks and orgasms–or metaphorical–the author’s realization that he or she is ‘that age’ or ‘that weight’ or ‘that color’,” Fedukovich writes in the introduction. “Explosions, on any scale, are disruptive, but many of the pieces [in the book] move beyond the initial eruption of body, mind, or spirit to bring the reader to a quiet and satisfied end,” Fedukovich said.

“No matter the differences of genetic chance, each of us shares in the one universal human experience, living in the body,” Jane Hicks, author of Blood and Bone Remember, said. “Low Explosions takes a frank look at living in the body, making the journey from young to old, coming together, becoming divided, the state of being within the body, our primal landscape,” Hicks continued.

Laura Still, Bradford Tice, Jane Sasser, Terri Beth Miller, Emily Dziuban and Charlotte Pence will read their submissions to the anthology. The reading begins at 7:00 p.m. and will be held in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of Hodges Library. The event is free and open to the public.

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

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