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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 of downtown Knoxville’s three bridges. From the Inside Out is reprinted with permission from the author, Nancy Wahler,

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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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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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Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Knoxville Writers’ Guild 2015 Creative Non-Fiction Winner

HANGIN’ AT THE DUMP By: Linda Myers After we moved to Knoxville, hangin’ at the dump became one of the first Tennessee traditions instituted by my husband in his economic wisdom. After all, we were physically able...

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Knoxville Writers’ Guild 2015 Literary Winner

ENCOUNTER WITH YESTERDAY By: Susan Lindsley The conference room hadn’t changed. Even the walls retained their yellow nicotine stains, and the folding chairs had yet to gain soft seats. I had been away from the college at...

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Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Knoxville Writers’ Guild 2015 Genre Winner

OLD LADY AND THE COYOTES By: Susan Lindsley She saw the coyotes out the kitchen window while she washed breakfast dishes. Five of them twisted around each other as they scavenged under the persimmon trees 40 yards...

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Thursday, August 27th, 2015

“Theresa” by Sara Kachelman

This short story was originally published in Hobart, a literary journal. Theresa by Sara Kachelman Worst thing I ever did I did when I was doing Hank’s cousin, Theresa. It was a crime of sloth, a crime of...

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Friday, June 19th, 2015

EXCERPT: Home Is A Fire

Jordan Nasser, a former Knoxvillian and author of Home Is A Fire says, “I wanted to write a romantic comedy that featured two men, but it had to be safe enough for my parents to read.” Home...

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

REVIEW: The Ali Files/On the Town with Ali Akbar

By: Carole Ann Borges REVIEW: The Ali Files/ On the Town with Ali Akbar Bill McGowan, authorCeltic Cat, publisher73 pages$12.00 soft coverBill McGowan’s book The Ali Files is about his friendship with the late Horace Pittman (aka...

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Saturday, February 7th, 2015

REVIEW: Under the Same Blue Sky

By: Judy S. Blackstock Under the Same Blue Sky Pamela Schoenewaldt, author William Morrow Paperbacks 352 pages $14.99 Knoxville author Pamela Schoenewaldt continues writing entertaining historical fiction with the publication of her third novel, Under The Same...

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Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Knoxville Greenway Guidebook Available

“I wanted a way for Knoxville and Knox County residents to hike without undertaking a drive to the Smoky Mountains or other inconvenient areas,” said Ron Shrieves, an outings leader with the Harvey Broome Group of the...

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Monday, September 1st, 2014

Finding Bukowski

I never read Charles Bukowski’s work because I was weary of the winos and pretentious writers at Sam & Andy’s who talked incessantly about Agee, McCarthy, Derrida, and Charles de Gaulle. Drunks who mistake a communal bowl...

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Thursday, August 7th, 2014

“Live Green or Die Trying” Book Excerpt

LIVE GREEN OR DIE TRYING (An Urban Farm Mystery, Book 1) By: YVONNE LOVEDAY If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you. —Oscar Wilde  Chapter 1 David means “beloved.” And...

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

World Book Night 2014

Article and Photos by: Judy Blackstock On April 23, I joined thousands of people in the United States, England, Germany, and Ireland to give away 500,000 books. The occasion was World Book Night (WBN).   This exceptional...

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