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Writers in the Library Presents Hip-History Theater

Knoxville artist Roger Smith to perform Monday, December 4

Writers in the Library will feature Roger Smith’s Hip-History theater on Monday, December 4 at 7 p.m. in the Hodges Library Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Hip History Theater is an evening that includes Smith’s performance of original prose readings, a slide show of various artworks, poetry, songs, music, enlightened worldview and commentary with a unique sense of humor and ironic realities and whimsical truths revealed.

Roger Smith was born in Knoxville and raised in the Park City area of town. A renaissance man, he has worked as a musician, cartoonist, author and sculptor, and called “an artist of the cool and the macabre” by the MetroPulse‘s Jack Neely.

“In the strange and edgy history of Knoxville’s literary, music, and art scene, Roger Smith commands his own private campaign at the head of the avant-garde,” RB Morris, the UT Libraries’ Jack E. Reese Writer in Residence, said. “This is a rare opportunity to catch a great show,” Morris said.

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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