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The Chattanooga Writers Guild is pleased to announce Local Authors Night
Monday, April 22, 6:00 PM at the Camp House on Williams Street, http://thecamphouse.com
This event is free and open to the public
The Chattanooga Writers Guild is pleased to announce local authors’ night. This is an opportunity to meet local authors and learn about their books. A book signing at 6:00 will include KB Ballentine, Poppy Jackson, Daniel Swanger, Judith Nembhard, Grant Fetters,Becky Wooley, Ray Zimmderman, and others. A small group will give readings from the stage at 7:00. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase at the venue. Join us for a literary evening.
Bios for Readers at Local Author's Night:
Alex Quinlan is the master of ceremonies for the readings. His poems, reviews and interviews have appeared in several journals, including Arch Literary Journal, Bat City Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Tampa Review, and Tusculum Review, where he is a contributing editor. He teaches creative writing at UTC and is a visiting professor of English at Berry College.
KB Ballentine has published work in numerous journals and publications, including Alehouse, Tidal Basin Review, Interrobang?!, and Touchstone. In 2006, she was a finalist for the Joy Harjo Poetry Award and was awarded the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize in 2006 and 2007. Fragments of Light (2009) and Gathering Stones (2008) were published by Celtic Cat Publishing. In 2011, two anthologies published her work: Southern Light: Twelve Contemporary Southern Poets and A Tapestry of Voices. Her third collection of poetry, What Comes of Waiting, will be published this summer.
Aubrey Lenahan's chapbook is Note Pinned to the Back of a Dress (H_NGM_N BKS 2013). Recent poems can be found in Forklift, Ohio, The Massachusetts Review, The Collagist, Leveler Poetry, Boog City, and The Greensboro Review. A nominee for the 2013 Pushcart Prize in Poetry, she teaches creative writing and literature courses at UT-Chattanooga and curates the Fusebox Reading Series. She is from New York City.
Andrew Najberg teaches English for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. His chapbook of poems Easy to Lose was published by Finishing Line Press in 2007, and his individual poems have appeared in various journals and anthologies including Nashville Review, Yemassee, Louisville Review, Bat City Review, North American Review and Artful Dodge, and he is a Pushcart Prize nominee. He is currently seeking a publisher for his collection of poems How to Sever Your Shadow. Andrew Najberg serves as the Community Coordinator for the Meacham Writers' Workshop.
Ray Zimmerman served as President of the Chattanooga Writers Guild in 2007 and 2013. Finishing Line Press released his chapbook, First Days in 2013. He is the executive editor of Southern Light: Twelve Contemporary Southern Poets, Ford, Falcon and McNeil, 2011.
He won Second Place in the 2007 Poetry Contest of the Tennessee Writers Alliance and read at their awards ceremony at the Southern Festival of Books at Legislative Plaza, Nashville, Tennessee. He has published nonfiction in numerous periodicals and his poems have appeared in A Tapestry of Voices anthology, Sound Track not Included anthology and 2nd and Church magazine. Ray was the subject of a feature article in the September 2008 issue of Blush magazine.