Sunday (Dec. 8) at the Nashville Public Library, a celebration was held to honor the food writer and chronicler of the South John Egerton. The co-founder of the Southern Foodways alliance and author of the seminal "Southern Food: At Home, On the Road, In History" died Nov. 21
Hello, good evening (or morning if that’s the case whenever you’re reading this), and welcome to East Side Storytellin’ once again. Right now, we have the honor of celebrating our 26th show, and I’m so excited for you to...
Here’s the perfect opportunity to show some love and appreciation for your library during this season of giving. BookPage has teamed up withLibraryLoveFest.com (the blog of the HarperCollins library marketing department) to offer a seriously groovy contest in which you could win five books or audiobooks for your library . . . and one for yourself.
Levy’s Clothier for Men & Women and Parnassus Books will host a night honoring local authors on Thursday, November 21 from 5-8pm. The event will be held at Levy’s, located in the heart of Green Hills, at 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 36. Book signings, author meet and greet, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will enhance this special evening. Authors in attendance include: Michael Freeland, Joe Page, Susan Gregg Gilmore, Joe Calloway, Pat and Scott Price, Ray Clark, Alice Randall, Jennie Fields, Jeanne Ray, Ridley Wills, and F. Lynne Bachleda. In addition, Parnassus will be donating 10% of the book sales to Book ‘em, a local charity that strives to create a more literate Nashville.
As someone who has already read Catherine the Great (and talked with Massie about it), most of what he said wasn’t really news to me. Except for one thing: Catherine the Great will be adapted for a TV miniseries on ABC.
The clock is ticking . . . there are only 16 days left until Christmas! This week, we conclude our series of gift books contests with this lovely collection of six sure-to-please books reviewed in our December issue. One lucky winner will be getting all of them! Click on the covers to read about each, and then enter below.
There's been a run of successful artist talks in Nashville this season — Sanford Biggers, Nina Chanel Abney, even Alicia Henry, the reclusive Nashville-based artist, spoke about her work in front of an audience recently.
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Every year’s end invites us to reflect on the past while looking forward to the future. For forty years, Humanities Tennessee has worked to promote an appreciation f history, civility, and community among Tennesseans. This#GivingTuesday, we ask you to invest in the humanities to continue this mission for the future of all Tennesseans.
My friendship with John Egerton began the day his dog Hitch tried to kill my dog Scout in the street. We were passing the Egertons’ house, which is a few doors down from my own, and the normally mild-mannered Hitch objected to Scout’s incursion into his territory. Neither dog was leashed, and John and I agreed we were idiots for taking a chance like that, even in our quiet neighborhood. But it’s impossible not to love the glory of a dog in full squirrel-harassing run, and the fact that we both kept taking the same chance again and again made us regard each other as co-conspirators, I think, long before Humanities Tennessee launched Chapter 16 and installed me as its editor and John as a member of the editorial board.
Sad news today: Nashville’s own John Egerton, one of the region’s strongest supporters of all things literary, has died at the age of 78.
Born in Atlanta, Egerton moved to Nashville in the 1960s and spent much of his career chronicling the city and the Civil Rights movement. Later in life, he was known best as a food writer, writing and editing several influential books on Southern cuisine and launching the Southern Foodways Alliance in 1999.
We are so proud! Tennessee Libraries has been approved and added to the DOAJ. DOAJ has the goal of "The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. In short, the DOAJ aims to be THE one stop shop for users of open access journals."
Congratulations to the editor, Amy York, who submitted TL for inclusion, the TL Editorial Board, our Peer Reviewers, and the Publications Advisory Board. It was all of the work of our past and present participants in these positions who enabled TL to meet the DOAJ selection criteria.
People need to move fast if they want to take the GED high school equivalency test before the format changes at the beginning of next year. And the Tennessee Electronic Library, known as TEL, can help them prepare.
People who have already taken some sections of the test this year but haven't completed the entire test will have their work erased after the Jan. 1 transition to the new format.
LibraryReads December listPosted on 20 November 2013 by Joelle, Associate Editor
Get ready to add to your TBR stack! TheLibraryReads December list is out and features 10 books coming out next month that have librarians across the country buzzing and eager to share with their patrons.