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National Authors Day

November 1, 2019


Free to the public, Authors Guild of Tennessee (AGT) will commemorate National Authors Day with “Celebrate Our Authors” on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.
This inaugural event will be highlighted by a presentation with special guest author Robert Gipe, the award-winning author of Weedeater and Trampoline.

EIGHT FEATURED AUTHORS who were selected by a distinguished panel of book sellers and literary professionals, will also present.
Here are the winning featured authors and the event schedule:
Union Ave Books, 517 Union Avenue

  • Save the Ocean by Bethany Stahl 10:30 am
  • King Alfred and the Queen’s Missing Crown by Anna Skjei 10:50am
  • Break — Signing
  • Never Justice, Never Peace by Ginny Ayers 3:30 pm
  • The Garden of Fragile Beings by Carolyn Welch 3:50pm
  • Geezer Stories by Laura Mansfield Break / Signing 4:10 pm
  • The Dead Shall Rise by Melanie Hutsell 5:00 pm
  • Pushing Back by Jim Hartsell 5:20pm
  • Jack and the Dragon Man’s Daughter by Devon Koren 5:40

East Tennessee History Center601 S. Gay Street

“Special Guest” 7:00 pm – Robert Gipe

This one-day event has been celebrating authors and the books they write since 1949, when the United States Department of Commerce officially recognized November 1 as National Authors Day.  The Knoxville Writers’ Guild and Union Ave Books will join AGT in hosting author presentations throughout the day – most of which will take place at Union Ave Books.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS! Sunspot restaurant is providing lunch for our featured authors. Mast General donated a gift basket valued at $75; attendees at the 7:00 pm presentation will have a chance to win it!

Additional information: Union Ave Books: events@unionavebooks.com authorsguildoftn.org facebook.com/knoxvillewritersguild.org unionavebooks.com

Contact: Jody Sims Phone: 619-210-4587 Email: jody@jodysims.com


November 1, 2019


Union Avenue Books
East Tennessee History Center
Jody Sims


Union Avenue Books, Visitors Center, and East Tennessee History Center


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