Thursday, Feb 2nd
Building a Short Story Collection
Knoxville Writers’ Guild will host Building a Short Story Collection with Michael Knight from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, in Addison’s Bookshop and Event Center, 126 S. Gay St. in Knoxville. Knight, director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, will discuss making a short story collection and read from a work in progress.
He is the author of three novels: “Divining Rod,” “The Typist” and “At Briarwood School for Girls;” three collections of short stories: “Dogfight and Other Stories,” “Goodnight, Nobody” and “Eveningland;” and a book of novellas, “The Holiday Season.”
“The Typist (2010) was listed as a Best Book of the Year by several publications, including The Huffington Post and Kansas City Star, and was included on Oprah’s Summer Reading List,” an event press release stated. “Eveningland (2017) was selected as an Editor’s Choice Pick by The New York Times and as a Southern Book of the Year by Southern Living Magazine. His fiction has appeared in magazines and journals such as Esquire, Narrative and The New Yorker. …”
Thursday, Feb 2nd
Authors Guild of Tennessee
Authors Guild of Tennessee will hold its monthly meeting beginning at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, in Faith Lutheran Church, Jamestowne Boulevard, Farragut. Social time and book exchange begins at 10:30 a.m. Published authors are invited to attend. “AGT is now accepting applications for associate membership from authors who have written a book but are not yet published,” an AGT press release stated. Serious authors only. In the event of inclement weather, check the AGT website for updates and information: authorsguildoftn.org.
Thursday, Feb 9th
Evening With Baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson
An Evening With Baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson, Presented by Secret City and the Hardin Valley Academy baseball program, runs from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, in The Venue at Lenoir City, 7690 Creekwood Park Blvd.
Autographs with the former Chicago Cubs and Montreal Expos Hall of Fame outfielder are only allowed with the purchase of a VIP ticket.
The Meet & Greet with Dawson begins at 5:05 p.m. To purchase tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/. “A one autograph per ticket rule will be strictly enforced,” an event press release stated. Each ticket will have an assigned seat.
Dinner starts at 6 p.m., courtesy of Brown Bag. “Purchase a general admission ticket to ensure your party can sit together,” the event press release further stated.
The Leadoff Dinner Ceremony runs from 6:45 to 8 p.m. Event also features a silent auction.
No refunds will be given.
Thursday, Feb 16th
Black-Owned Business Clinic and Legal Advice Clinic
Knoxville Bar Association announces a Black-Owned Business Clinic and Legal Advice Clinic is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, at Knoxville Area Urban League, 1514 E. Fifth Ave. in Knoxville.
As part of the clinic, business owners can bring their questions to be addressed by local attorneys experienced in business law.
Those wishing to attend this session should plan to arrive by 4 p.m. to hear a presentation from Professor Eric Amarante of the UT College of Law.
The presentation will educate business owners and entrepreneurs about legal and business issues affecting business ventures, and provide other tips on how to protect and enforce their legal rights.
Appointments are first-come, first-served. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. For more information, including pre-registration, visit www.knoxbar.org