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 http://www.meachamwriters.org and click on schedule.
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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.