Take Five 2003

Support from the Lupton Renaissance Funds will provide a free lecture series called TAKE FIVE, featuring an examination of the work of those newly inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers.

Faculty from the UTC English Department will present weekly 45-minute lectures on each author’s work. Following a break of 15 minutes, a panel of all five presenters will discuss the work and will respond to questions and comments from the audience. The presentations will be made from 7-9 p.m. in the Ward Theatre, UTC Fine Arts Center at Vine and Palmetto Streets, with free parking available in the lots under and adjacent to the Lupton Library parking lot. Registration is not required. Please direct your questions to the UTC English Department by calling (423) 425-4238.

Schedule of presenters:

May 8, David Garrison presents Anything Goes by Madison Smartt Bell. Bell, born and raised in Tennessee, has won the Lillian Smith Award and has been a nominee for the National Book Award.

May 15, Greg O’Dea, presents Talking Dirty to the Gods by Yusef Komunyakaa. Komunyakaa, a prolific and highly acclaimed poet, is originally from Louisiana. He has won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the William Faulkner Prize.

May 22, Fran Bender presents Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons. Gibbons, author of six novels, is a recipient of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and the PEN/Revson Award. She is from North Carolina.

May 29, Chris Stuart presents Carolina Moon by Jill McCorkle. McCorkle, a native North Carolinian, has won the New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year Award four times.

June 5, Verbie Lovorn Prevost presents Airships by Barry Hannah. Hannah, a native Mississippian, has received the American Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Literature and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction.