Wednesday, April 03, 2019

2019 Spring Meacham Writers' Workshop begins April 4 at Chatt State

This year, the poetry read at the Meacham Writers' Workshop happens during the month of April -- National Poetry Month! 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 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 4th at Chattanooga State's Health Science Center, room 1087.

Holly Karapetkova, Thomas Balazs, 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, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th 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.

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 April 4th:

Holly Karapetkova is the author of two poetry books: Towline and Words We Might One Day Say. She is an associate professor at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.

Thomas Balazs
was awarded the Theodore Christian Hoepfner Award for best short fiction in 2010. His writings have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best New American Voices, and the AWP Intro Journals Project Award.  He teaches creative writing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Earl Sherman Braggs is the 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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