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Our Story Matters Edit-a-thon at the Nashville Public Library
The Nashville Public Library is hosting an "Our Story Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon" on Saturday, February 7th to contribute to articles on Wikipedia related to the Civil Rights Movement in Nashville and throughout the South. This program is presented simultaneously with the "Black Lives Matter Wikipedia Edit-a-thon," hosted by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City.
The Wikipedia training and edit-a-thon will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Special Collections Center on the second floor of the Main library downtown. All levels of expertise are welcome. Please bring a laptop with you. You may sign up to take part on the Wikipedia event page or by using Eventbrite. Hope to see you there!
MARYVILLE, TN (January 30, 2015) The more you write, the better you get, and each time you start a new piece, there’s opportunity to become an even better writer.
“The trick is getting started,” says Ken Waldman, Alaskan author and musician, who will be conducting a writing workshop at the Blount County Public Library on Thursday, February 5, at 7 p.m.
“Four Writing Prompts: Begin Four New Stories or Poems” will be a session for writers of any age, experience and ability.
During the workshop, those in attendance will receive instructional ideas from Waldman and then will have the opportunity to begin four new pieces by using prompts that Waldman will propose during the workshop. There is no charge for the event which is co-sponsored by Blount County Library, Clayton Center for the Arts and South Arts.
More information about the workshop. Ken Waldman has been teaching writing since 1985 and has led workshops from St. Petersburg, Florida, to Barrow, Alaska; and from Freeport, Maine, to San Diego, California.
One of Waldman’s strengths is being flexible to tailor a session to whoever shows up. He says, “Guaranteed: Participants will leave having written at least one piece that surprises them (and which they couldn't have imagined writing before coming that evening).”
He says attenders will also leave with resources to inspire them to take their writing to another level.
A 29-year Alaska resident, Waldman has eight books, including six full-length poetry collections, and nine CDs, including two for children. His live performance has been described by Austin Chronicle writer, Ric Williams, “Feels like a Ken Burns movie ... always recommended.” More recently, Shepherd Express Weekly in Milwaukee termed Waldman, “A one-man Prairie Home Companion,” and The Denver Post has called Waldman's mix of music and words, “Renegade Americana.” His last visit to the Knoxville area was in 2003 as a visiting writer at UT-Knoxville.
In addition to being a fiddler (with nine CDs), Ken Waldman is a former college professor with an MFA in Creative Writing. He has six full-length poetry collections, a memoir (about his life as a touring artist), a children's book, and over 400 of his stories and poems have appeared in such journals as Poet Lore, Beloit Poetry Journal, Southern Poetry Review, and Quarterly West.
Waldman says his show “appeals to anyone who enjoys traditional Appalachian-style fiddling, smart poetry, acclaimed storytelling, or Alaska.
For those who enjoy artists who mix disciplines, Waldman is an artist to seek out. Start the winter evening in Maryville, then journey with Ken Waldman and his friends, Brian Vollmer and John Fabke, to Moose Pass and back to Margolies. Moose Pass is a small town on the Kenai Peninsula, thirty miles from Seward. A typical early February day has an average high temperature of ten degrees. Maryville will undoubtedly be warmer. We can all be grateful!
Free and open to the public, the program is sponsored by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville.
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Blount County does not discriminate based on race, color or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d).
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Heather Dobbins and Christian Anton Gerard will return to UT to read from their debut collections at the University of Tennessee's Writers in the Library on Monday, February 2, at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library. The reading is free and open to the public.
Dobbins graduated from the UT College Scholars program. She has since earned graduate degrees in California and Vermont and has had her poems published in TriQuarterly Review, Raleigh Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and The Rumpus, among others. Her debut collection of poems is In the Low Houses (Kelsay Press, 2014).
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Christopher Hebert, the UT Libraries' Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence, emcees Writers in the Library events. Hebert and Marilyn Kallet, director of the UT Creative Writing Program, have lined up an exceptional group of authors to read in the 2014–2015 academic year. Visit lib.utk.edu/writers for a complete schedule.
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