Every year Sweetwater, TN holds "A Small Towne Christmas" on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Activities include horse and buggy rides, pictures with Santa, Christmas shopping and hayrides through historic Downtown Sweetwater. Stores will be open late and serving treats. This year AGT author, Stephanie McElligott, will be selling and signing copies of her novel, The Gifts of Man, at the Lilly Pad Boutique from noon thru 7 pm. The Gifts of Man tells the story of the Three Wise Men and weaves a rich tale of the people and experiences that shaped each man’s journey to find the Messiah. Faith, identity, and love underpin the biblical story, imbuing it with unique meaning. Widely praised in reviews and read by book clubs around the country, this book will make a great gift and a prized Christmas read for years to come. Come visit Stephanie at The Lilly Pad at 209 N. Main Street in Sweetwater on Saturday Nov. 26 to get your autographed copy.
Rockwood Grand Vista Bay will host a book fair for local authors on November 4, 2017. At present this is a one time event, but may blossom into a regular venue for local writers depending on attendance. Contact AGT member Russ Fine for more details.