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Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Art Can Save Lives ~ Why the NEA Matters

By: Kerry Reed I adopted three children from foster care. They came from horrendous abuse and neglect, so horrific the police officer who removed them quit and had to get psychological care. My children’s healing began in the arts. My oldest, who at three, had her own language because of neglect, found her true voice

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Monday, December 12th, 2016

When Hell Broke Loose at Standing Rock

By: Cindy Moffett “They shot me.” Weeks later, Mark Runge still sounds stunned. On Sunday, November 20, after a 22-hour drive from Maryville, Tenn., high school teacher Runge reached Standing Rock, North Dakota. There the Oceti Sakowin,...

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Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Short Story: From the Inside Out

Halloween is the perfect time to enjoy this amusing ghost story from Three Bridges: An Anthology (2014, Word Portrait Writing Services, 168 pages). The book’s title is also its theme: all 11 short stories reference one or more...

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Spirit of Nations Powwow 2016

Photos courtesy of Indian Creek Productions The Spirit of Nations Powwow, one of the best regional events of the year, is scheduled for Saturday, August 13, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. For the second year in...

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Friday, April 29th, 2016

It’s National Poetry Month

We are sneaking in under April’s curfew for National Poetry Month! These poems originally appeared in Knoxzine’s 2015 April/May print issue. Since our print circulation was small, we wanted to resurrect these poems for a larger online...

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Advice from the Women In Jazz Jam Festival

Here are a few of the performers from the Women in Jazz Jam Festival discussing their experiences as musicians. See them perform in Knoxville, TN, on March 18-20, 2016. Sarah Clapp What is your instrument?  I’m a...

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Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Color Me!

I’ve been waiting for just the right time to post artist R.L. Gibson‘s beautiful “Let It Snow” coloring page created exclusively for Knoxzine.  

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Friday, January 15th, 2016

Long Distance Hiking Earworms

By: Debra Dylan When we went hiking with llamas, our guide told us about his miserable and unsuccessful attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail. Adding to his low self-esteem was a group of hikers who kept singing...

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Sunday, December 27th, 2015

Where We Live: John Messner’s Crime & Street Photography

Photos by: John Messner Article by: Debra Dylan “When I was sixteen, a man taught me black and white photography, and I started working at a newspaper. That was over thirty years ago,” says John Messner. Today...

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Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Moving Forward After A Mass Shooting

Cover photo by: Kelsey Smith Article by: Teryn Dixon When I was 10 years old, a man barged into my church and opened fire on my congregation during a production of the musical Annie Jr. Nine people were...

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Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Exploring Moscow: Bulgakov, Brick, and Borsch

Photos & article by: Michelle Sanders This fall, I was presented with the opportunity to visit Russia, a goal on my bucket list since childhood. After researching, brushing up my language skills, and obtaining a visa, I...

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Monday, November 16th, 2015

Excerpt: The Fire Went Wild

In June 2015, Knoxzine shared an excerpt from Jordan Nasser‘s funny and charming book, Home is a Fire.  Nasser, a former Knoxvillian, is back this holiday season with the sequel, The Fire Went Wild. This second installment moves...

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Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Aussie Anti-Tourists Live It Up in East Tennessee

By: Judy S. Blackstock It is 9,750 miles one way from Melbourne, Australia to Knoxville,Tennessee. It’s a long way to travel to attend a few football games and concerts, but Graham and Debbie Blackley left their lovely...

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Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee 2016

By: Debra Dylan This inspriring and non-traditional pageant was held on October 24 at the Crowne Plaza in Knoxville. Carly Pearson, a former national park firefighter, is Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee 2016.  She is also the subject of...

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Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Knoxville Writers’ Guild 2015 Youth Winner

At the End of Tornado Alley By: Delaney Thurston I remember a little rhyme I heard when I was young, It said, “April showers bring May flowers” That never applied to my town.   April brings pitch-black...

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