Tuesday, March 20, 2018

2018 Spring Meacham Writers' Workshop begins March 22 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 readings begin at 7 pm on Thursday, March 22nd at Chattanooga State's Health Science Center, room 1087.

Derrick Hariell, Russell Helms, 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 23rd and Saturday, March 24th 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.

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 22nd:

Derrick Harriell directs the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Mississippi and teaches in the English and African American Studies programs. He is the author of three collections of poems: Cotton (2010), Ropes (winner of the 2014 Mississippi Institute for Arts and Letters Poetry Book of the Year award, 2013), and Stripper in Wonderland (2017). His essays have been published in numerous publications.

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.

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.

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