Writers in the Library is a long-running reading series that showcases the work of novelists, poets, and other literary craftsmen. The University Libraries and UT’s Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund sponsor several readings each semester in the Hodges Library auditorium. Readings are free and the public is invited.
The program began as a venue for local writers (including student authors) to read from their works. Over time, Writers in the Library evolved into a showcase for award-winning writers of national and international renown. Distinguished guest readers have included Pulitzer Prize winners, a U.S. Poet Laureate, and authors of New York Times bestsellers.
Writers in the Library has a devoted following, particularly among aspiring young writers. It’s their chance to interact with renowned authors and display their own talent. The final event of each academic year features readings by student winners of the John C. Hodges Graduate Writing Prizes in fiction and poetry.
2013-2014 Schedule of Readings
- Sept. 16—Fiction Writer Nicholas Delbanco
- Sept. 23—Poets Jeff Hardin & Kali Meister
- Sept. 30—Poet Edward Hirsch
- Oct. 7—Fiction Writer Jess Walter
- Nov. 11—Fiction Writer Pamela Schoenewaldt
- Jan. 23—Playwright John Lazarus
- Jan. 27—Fiction Writer Jamie Quatro
- Feb. 17—Fiction Writer Tom Drury
- March 3—Poet R.B. Morris
- March 31—Fiction Writer Patrick O’Keeffe
- April 7—Surrealism Symposium
- April 14—Graduate Student Creative Writing Award winners
Writers in the Library is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the UT Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For further information contact Marilyn Kallet, Director, UT Creative Writing Program (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Christopher Hebert, Writer-in-Residence, UT Libraries (email@example.com). Additional information about the Writers in the Library series cab be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Writers.in.the.Library or by following them at twitter.com/utklibwriters.