Four outstanding student authors will read from their works at a Writers in the Library event at 7:00 p.m., September 21, in the John C. Hodges Library.
Readers will include:
Andrew McNeil Hamilton, who won the university’s prestigious Woodruff Award in 2012—excelling in poetry and fiction.
Marissa Landis is a senior enrolled in UT’s College Scholars Program. Her individualized program combines art history, studio art, and English.
Rachael MacLean has an extensive theater background and has performed with the Children’s Theater of Knoxville. She is a UT freshman in the Chancellor’s Honors Program.
Taria Person was the winner of a recent open-mic poetry slam at UT’s Mahogany Soul Café.
The reading is part of the Writers in the Library reading series sponsored by the University Libraries and UT’s Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund.
Musical artist RB Morris will provide entertainment. The event is free, and the public is invited.
This event is offered as part of the Family Weekend hosted by the UT Parents Association.
Each semester, Writers in the Library sponsors readings in the Hodges Library auditorium. Distinguished guest readers have included Pulitzer Prize winners, a US Poet Laureate, and authors of New York Times bestsellers. Among the impressive line-up of writers scheduled this fall are Adam Johnson, David Madden, Bobbie Ann Mason, and Adam Zagajewski. View the schedule.
The series offers aspiring young writers the chance to interact with renowned authors and to display their own talent. The final event of each academic year features readings by student winners of the John C. Hodges Graduate Writing Prizes in fiction and poetry.