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Summer on Broadway in Downtown Maryville

Fri. June 21, 5 to 9 p.m.

Sat. June 22, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Activities, food, and fun to celebrate the region and the season. Four members of Authors Guild of Tennessee will participate to sell and sign their books. They are: Bobbi Chapman, Ernie Lancaster, Kathy Parr, and Cheryl Peyton. Come and browse their 20 plus books including historical fiction, procedural crime fiction, non-fiction work, and mysteries.


“Daisy”

                       by Russ Fine

a short story on the online journal Appalachia Bare

This is the heartwarming story of a small brown dog who was adopted by a lonely man at the request of its homeless owner. The good deed turns into a blessing for the new owner whose life is enriched by the company of this loving animal.

 


Lavender Festival in Oak Ridge’s Historic Jackson Square

This Saturday, June 15, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lavender Festival is a free annual event in Historic Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN, featuring 150 artisans, live music, local food, informative presentations, a Tennessee wine tasting, children’s activities, and more!

Ten members of the Authors Guild of Tennessee will be at the festival, selling and signing their books. Come out to this special fair and browse through our 40+ titles including historical fiction, memoirs, mysteries, science fiction, and children’s books.


Gene Berryhill

New Member of Authors Guild of Tennessee

G. Gene Berryhill, Ph.D., Fulbright scholar, has been a professor of art and art history for over 30 years at universities in this country, including in California, Hawaii, New York, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee, as well as at universities abroad in Germany, Bulgaria, and China.

Gene’s first book, Ripples from the Holler, was published in 2023. As Historical Fiction, Gene has drawn on the extraordinary adventures of her ancestors, who were part Cherokee, as they survived trials and hardships from the early 1800s to the early 1900s out West and in Tennessee. The stories weave their activities with those of Tennessee hill folk, the effects of the Great Depression in the area, Civil War tragedies, and Indian battles that raged across the plains and woodlands.

As Gene explains on her back book cover, “It was a leap of faith from city life and extensive travel to focus on her love for American history, Tennessee, country living, and her kin—past and present.”

Today, Gene lives in Gallatin and Monroe, Tennessee, with her husband Bob.


Between Gone and Everlasting

Danita Dodson’s New Poetry Book

Published May 6, 2024

Danita Dodson writes with emotive transparency about loss, the passing of generations, and the love of a father whose memory becomes a source of light after his death. Between Gone and Everlasting pans the perimeters of mourning with a phenomenal scope: heartrending reflections on grief, tender odes of remembrance, stunning elegies about Appalachia’s fading past, and stirring psalms of spiritual awakening amid loss.


AGT Speaker Video

Bobbi Phelps on Event Marketing

May 3, 2024


New Release by Russell Fine

Quest For Power

It was two years before the presidential election, and    William Grissom, the richest man in the United States,  decided that he also wanted power. He was sure his wealthy friends felt the same way, so hosted a meeting with the twenty-five richest people in the world to ask them to finance the presidential campaign of a socialist-leaning politician they could control with money. Once the U.S. became a socialist country they were sure the rest of the world would follow. That would guarantee their continued wealth and give them the political power they craved. Twenty-four of the people he invited attended the meeting. They agreed with his plan, and each of them made an initial contribution of $20,000,000 to the campaign fund. A candidate was chosen and they put their plan in motion. It appeared the plan would prove to be successful. But sometimes, no matter how meticulously you plan, something can still go wrong.


Creative Writing Contest

Lenoir City High School

2nd Semester 2023-24

In the second semester of the 2023-4 school year, Angela Crabtree, teacher of the junior/senior writing classes at Lenoir City High School, selected poetry as the literary form for the Creative Writing Contest sponsored by the Authors Guild of Tennessee.

The first- and second-place winners in Ms. Crabtree’s two classes are linked under this notice. Again, the students were not assigned particular subjects but were encouraged to write from their personal experiences and viewpoints. The poems are honest and personal and sometimes reflect harsh realities in each student’s life. They are all well-written and create word pictures of place and time.

The Authors Guild of Tennessee is proud to publish these outstanding literary accomplishments on our website with parental consent for students who are minors.

All That Remains – Emily Tsujihara D.E.A.T.H. – Karlee Cook
Writer’s Block – Isabella O’Connor Ephemera – Kasie Tsujihara
I Come From – Bethany McKelvey Up the Staircase – Ashley-Nguyen

                                 New release by Cheryl Peyton

Murder in Tellico Village

Tour operator Alex Trotter visits her Aunt Beth in the retirement community of Tellico Village to help out after Beth’s knee replacement surgery. Two days after her arrival, Alex learns of the murder of a neighbor lady, Helen, whose daughter, Dorothy, has been arrested for the crime.

Alex had met the accused when Dorothy was buying slipper socks for her mother in the local pharmacy the day before the woman was murdered. Alex believes Dorothy’s purchase of the Snoozies slippers is evidence she couldn’t be the killer. She takes it upon herself to investigate, which includes looking into the contentious TVA actions that led to the development of Tellico Village. Can past history shed any light on who committed the present-day murder?

 


Creative Writing Contest

Lenoir City High School

1st Semester 2023-24

In the first semester of the 2023-4 school year, Angela Crabtree, teacher of the junior/senior writing classes at Lenoir City High School, selected poetry as the literary form for the Creative Writing Contest sponsored by the Authors Guild of Tennessee.

The first- and second-place winners in Ms. Crabtree’s two classes are linked under this notice. The students were not assigned particular subjects or themes but were encouraged to write from their personal experiences and viewpoints. As you will see, the poems are honest and personal, and sometimes reflect harsh realities in each student’s unique perspective on life. They are all well-written and skillfully create word pictures of place and time.

The Authors Guild of Tennessee is proud to publish these outstanding literary accomplishments on our website.

Daddy’s Little Girl – Kara Gresham

A Broken Soul – Abner Alvarado

The Mother – Reagan Griffith

Home – Christopher Lopez

Monthly Meetings

AGT Monthly Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month

From: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

At: Faith Lutheran Church, 225 Jamestown Blvd, Farragut, Tennessee

Check our News & Events section the week prior to get more information on our topics and guest speaker.