KnoxTacular Coming March 5 to Benefit the Knoxville Mercury

The Knoxville Mercury began its independent life last March with truly spectacular support from both Knoxville citizens and from those who admire, respect, and demand independent journalism. However, the business arrangement under which the Mercury operates—a not-for-profit publication supported by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, in our case the Knoxville History Project—requires support quite different than a…

Nominations Being Taken for Poet Laureate for the City of Knoxville

From the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville– Call for Nominations: Poet Laureate for City of Knoxville (01/22/2016/Knoxville) – The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville invites nominations for Poet Laureate for the City of Knoxville. Knoxville has a long and rich literary heritage. George Washington Harris’s Knoxville-based tales of Sut Lovingood were…

Thursday, May 7: Author Pamela Schoenewaldt Launches Third Novel at KWG

  Author Pamela Schoenewaldt will launch her third novel, Under the Same Blue Sky, at the Thursday, May 7, Knoxville Writers’ Guild meeting. Schoenewaldt’s previous work includes When We Were Strangers from 2011 and Swimming in the Moon from 2013. Under the Same Blue Sky is set to be released Tuesday, May 5, by HarperCollins. Schoenewaldt taught…

The Knoxville Mercury Launches

Knoxville’s new alt-weekly, the Knoxville Mercury, has finally arrived! You can find an issue in racks in retail stores, restaurants, and street racks around Knoxville. More distribution rack locations are coming. Please support local, independent journalism by picking up a copy and patronizing the advertisers. In this inaugural issue, you will find my first column with…

A New Weekly For Knoxville: ‘The Knoxville Mercury’

The demise of the newsweekly Metro Pulse at the hands of its parent company, E.W. Scripps, two months ago, was painful for both its staff and its Knoxville readership. For many—and there is actual evidence to support this—Metro Pulse was the voice of the Knoxville downtown’s miraculous revitalization and of Knoxville’s cultural scene. Its closure seemed…

Knoxville Writers’ Guild–December 4 Mix and Mingle Potluck

There’s probably nothing like a potluck for encouraging a little mingling, even among strangers. Members of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild writing groups will hold a mix and mingle potluck as their December monthly meeting on Thursday, December 4, where they will also share their works. Both members and non-members are welcome to attend and bring a covered dish.…