Monday, March 27, 2017

2017 Edible Book Festival

Join us Wednesday April 12th for KLIC’s 4th Annual Edible Book Festival from 3:00PM-5:00PM in the Riverside CafĂ©. Celebrate by baking, cooking, or creating something edible and inspired by literature!

Prizes will be awarded for three categories: Best Overall, Most Creative, and People’s Choice. Visit the Edible Book Festival guide for a little inspiration and to register your entry by April 7th

Don’t feel like baking? Join us on April 12th at 3:00PM to cast your vote for the best entry and to eat the treats after the winners are announced.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

2017 spring Meacham Writers' Workshop begins March 23 at Chatt State

The Meacham Writers' Workshop is again providing free public readings from authors and reviews of local writers' submissions. The Meacham is held two times each year on the campuses of Chattanooga State and UTC. The spring 2017 workshop begins at 7 pm on Thursday, March 23rd at Chattanooga State's Health Science Center, room 1087.

Russell Helms, Jessica Barksdale, Kris Whorton, and Earl Braggs will read selections from their works in HSC 1087. The readings are free and open to the public.

The Meacham will continue Friday, March 24th and 25th at UTC. For a full schedule and bios and sample works of all of the visiting writers, visit the Meacham web site at and click on schedule.

Keep up with the Meacham Writers' Workshop news on their website and on the workshop's Twitter account.

Read our 2014 blog post Meacham Writers’ Workshop FAQ with Bill Stifler for some great background information about the Meacham workshops.

From the Meacham website, bios of the authors who will be at Chattanooga State on March 23rd:

Russell Helms has had stories in Sand, Temenos, Drunken Boat, Litro, Versal, Bewildering Stories, The Moth, and other journals. He holds a lectureship in English at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Jessica Barksdale's fourteenth novel, The Burning Hour, was published by Urban Farmhouse Press in April 2016. A Pushcart Prize and Best-of-the-Net nominee, her short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in or are forthcoming in the Waccamaw Journal, Salt Hill Journal, Little Patuxent Review, Carve Magazine, Palaver, and So to Speak. She is a Professor of English at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California and teaches novel writing online for UCLA Extension.

Kris Whorton's (UTC Faculty) poetry has appeared in Eye-Rhyme, American Muse, Facets-magazine, and other journals.

Earl Sherman Braggs is a Herman H. Battle and UC Foundation Professor of English at the University of TN at Chattanooga. His teaching awards include two SGA Outstanding Teaching Awards and a UTNAA Outstanding Professor of the Year Award.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Apply for Student Research Symposium

Do you need a low-stress opportunity to showcase your research for your resume and an opportunity to build your presentation skills? If so, Chattanooga State's Student Research Symposium is an answer!

Applications are due by April 6. The symposium will be on April 27th. Go to the library guide to find out more information, to apply, and to find past examples. Find the guide at:

Here is a description of the student research symposium from Dr. Eric Niemi:
The Student Research Symposium is an interdisciplinary event that showcases students’ research projects.  We encourage all faculty who incorporate research into their classroom to have their students participate in this event.  This semester we are having concurrent sessions for single or group presentations, in addition to the poster presentations. The event is on April 27th, from 1 – 2:30 in OMNI and the Faculty Dining Room, and applications are due by April 6.
Read the guide for more information, contact Dr. Niemi or Cassie Nice if you have questions, and consider applying for the symposium.  Share what you researched to the Chatt State community! Accepted applicants will be notified by April 20th.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Book signing and Q & A with author Matthew Thomas on March 15th

As a part of the 2017 Chatt State Shamrock Festival, author Matthew Thomas will be in the KLIC mobile classroom on Wednesday, March 15th. Enjoy a question and answer time and book signing from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

Here is the list of information from campus announcements about the Shamrock Festival and the visit by Thomas on campus:
You are cordially invited to the 2017 Shamrock Festival! Celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year by immersing yourself in the Irish and Irish American cultures right here at Chattanooga State. Please invite friends at school and in the community to attend these wonderful events! We look forward to seeing you there!
•    If you've not seen the fantastic Irish film Brooklyn, or if you're excited to see it again, attend the International Film Series showing on March 14th at 4:30PM in C-30.
•    Grab a copy of Matthew Thomas's award winning novel We Are Not Ourselves and meet the author on campus on March 15th at 6:30PM in HSC 1085! This novel has been described as epic! *You do not need to have read the novel to attend his events.
•    Hear some Irish tunes from the Brock McGuire Band, an international favorite, on March 16th at 12:30PM in the Humanities Auditorium!
•    On St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, come to the Amphitheater at 11AM for a fun take on the Irish Ceilidh. It's like an Irish house party. There will be music, jokes, readings, and activities, as well as t-shirts for some of the lucky participants.

Please note that in addition to the activities listed on the flyer below, there will be a book signing with Matthew Thomas at Star Line Books from 2-3PM on March 15th and a Q&A and book signing with Matthew Thomas in the Chattanooga State Library Mobile Classroom on March 15th from 3:30-4:30.