Chattanooga Conference on Southern Literature
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Agenda

Thursday, April 15, 2022   mhula.jpg (24709 bytes)
 

 

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Conference Registration
UTC Fine Arts Center 30.gif (48 bytes)
10:00 am - 4:30 pm Fellowship of Southern Writers Archives
UTC Lupton Library 30.gif (48 bytes)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm “Tell About the South” Volume I
Phillips Temple (across from UTC Fine Arts Center)
>> Producer/director/writer Ross Spears discusses the first of his three-part series, "Tell About the South," the story of Southern literature in film. Authors spotlighted in Spears’ series are William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, Shelby Foote, Ernest Gaines, and William Styron, among others.
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm    Address > Kaye Gibbons
UTC Fine Arts Center 30.gif (48 bytes)
2:15 pm - 4:15 pm Reading > Wit, a play by Margaret Edson
1999 Bryan Family Foundation Award for Drama
UTC Fine Arts Center 30.gif (48 bytes)
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Livingood Lecture: Wilma Dykeman
“The Many Voices of History”
>> The Livingood address is sponsored by the
Chattanooga Regional History Museum.
UTC Fine Arts Center 30.gif (48 bytes)
6:00 pm Chattanooga Sings!
UTC Fine Arts Center 30.gif (48 bytes)
8:00 pm Southern Voices [a series of one act plays]
Chattanooga Theatre Center (separate ticketed event)
>> For tickets, contact the Chattanooga Theatre Centre,
423.267.8534
 

 

Friday, April 16,2022

 

8:30 am - 5:00 pm Conference Registration
UTC Fine Arts Center 30.gif (48 bytes)
8:55 am Welcome & Conference Opening
Rhoda Ruffner, 1999 Conference Chairperson
UTC Fine Arts Center 30.gif (48 bytes)
9:00 am Welcome
Dr. Bill Stacy, UT-Chattanooga Chancellor
UTC Fine Arts Center 30.gif (48 bytes)
9:00 am - 10:00 am Panel discussion > Lace to Leather:
Portrayal of Women in Southern Literature.
Panel members: Janice Daugharty, Kaye Gibbons, Barry Hannah, and Michael Knight; Verbie Prevost, Moderator.
UTC Fine Arts Center 30.gif (48 bytes)
10:15 am - 12:00 pm “Tell About the South” Volume II, a film by Ross Spears
Phillips Temple (across from UTC Fine Arts Center)
Box lunches available (pre-registration required) 30.gif (48 bytes)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Break 30.gif (48 bytes)
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm Concurrent panel discussions >
Southern Literature on the Edge of the Millennium
Panel Members: Wendell Berry, C. Eric Lincoln, Lee Smith, and Walter Sullivan; Doris Betts, Moderator
UTC Fine Arts Center 30.gif (48 bytes)
Panel Members: Richard Bausch, George Core, Clyde Edgerton, and Elizabeth Spencer; George Garrett, Moderator
Phillips Temple (across from UTC Fine Arts Center) 30.gif (48 bytes)
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Break 30.gif (48 bytes)
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Reading: T. R. Hummer
1999 Hanes Poetry Prize Winner
UTC Fine Arts Center 30.gif (48 bytes)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Panel discussion > “A Grace Beyond the Reach of Art: Teaching Poetry”
Panel Members: James Applewhite, Fred Chappell, Kelly Cherry, and Dave Smith; Earl Braggs, Moderator
UTC Fine Arts Center 30.gif (48 bytes)
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Bluff View Arts District
>>Bluff View Arts District Welcomes the Chattanooga Conference on Southern Literature with a Four Course Culinary Salute to the South at Renaissance Commons. Reservations Required. $30 per person. Includes free admission to the Huger Foote Photography exhibit at River Gallery.
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7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Registration
Tivoli Theatre 30.gif (48 bytes)
8:00 pm Welcome
Arts & Education Council Executive Director 30.gif (48 bytes)
Introductions
Doris Betts, Chancellor, Fellowship of Southern Writers 30.gif (48 bytes)
Induction of New Members
Doris Betts 30.gif (48 bytes)
Awards Presentation: 30.gif (48 bytes)
Hillsdale Prize for Fiction
Bobbie Ann Mason 30.gif (48 bytes)
Hanes Prize for Poetry
T. R. Hummer 30.gif (48 bytes)
Robert Penn Warren Prize for Fiction
Barry Hannah 30.gif (48 bytes)
Bryan Family Foundation Drama Prize
Margaret Edson 30.gif (48 bytes)
The Fellowship's Non-Fiction Prize
James Everett Kibler 30.gif (48 bytes)
The Fellowship's New Writing Award
Michael Knight 30.gif (48 bytes)
James Still Award for Writing of the Appalachian South
Charles Frazier 30.gif (48 bytes)
Cleanth Brooks Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Southern Letters
Shelby Foote 30.gif (48 bytes)
Memorial Tributes
Monroe K. Spears 30.gif (48 bytes)
Keynote Address:
Horton Foote 30.gif (48 bytes)
Chattanooga Choral Society for the Preservation of African-American Songs
Roland Carter, Director 30.gif (48 bytes)
Reception -- Tivoli Theatre Lobby 30.gif (48 bytes)
 

 

Saturday April 17, 2022 (Tivoli Theatre)

 

8:00 am Conference Registration
Tivoli Theatre 30.gif (48 bytes)
8:30 am Welcome 30.gif (48 bytes)
8:30 am - 9:30 am Address
Janice Daugharty 30.gif (48 bytes)
9:45 am - 10:45 am Panel discussion > Fact or Fiction: Defining the Boundaries in Historical Writing
Panel Members: Wilma Dykeman, Shelby Foote, Charles Frazier, Romulus Linney, Louis D. Rubin, Jr., and Mary Lee Settle; Bill Berry, Moderator.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Address 30.gif (48 bytes)
Kelly Cherry 30.gif (48 bytes)
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch with Fred Chappell
(separate ticketed event)
>> North Carolina poet laureate Fred Chappell will speak at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo. (Mr. Chappell’s address is included in Conference registration, but lunch is $15 extra. Reservations are required. Seating is limited.)
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Address 30.gif (48 bytes)
Randall Kenan 30.gif (48 bytes)
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Honoring Eudora Welty at 90
--a reading by Arlie Herron 30.gif (48 bytes)
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Music Presentation
>> Norman Blake bills himself as simply an Old Time Country Musician. But he’s a hit with the cityslicker press, ranging from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution-- “a sound as clean and forceful as Hemingway’s prose” to the San Francisco Examiner--“American music of incomparable purity and integrity.”
4:45 pm Adjournment 30.gif (48 bytes)
Rhoda Ruffner, 1999 Conference Chair 30.gif (48 bytes)
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm Book Signing in Tivoli Lobby

 

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