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Featured authors will be announced on National Authors Day, Nov. 1

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Authors Guild of Tennessee (AGT) will commemorate National Authors Day with “Celebrate Our Authors” on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.

This inaugural event will be highlighted by a presentation with special guest author Robert Gipe, the award-winning author of Weedeater and Trampoline. EIGHT FEATURED AUTHORS who were selected by a distinguished panel of book sellers and literary professionals, will also present. The contest was open to all published authors living in east Tennessee with a book published within the last four years.

Here are the winning authors and the event schedule:

Union Ave Books, 517 Union Ave.
10:30am - Save the Ocean by Bethany Stahl
10:50am - King Alfred and the Queen’s Missing Crown by Anna Skjei

Union Ave Books, 517 Union Ave.
3:30 pm - Never Justice, Never Peace by Ginny Ayers
3:50 pm - The Garden of Fragile Beings by Carolyn Welch
4:10 pm - Geezer Stories by Laura Mansfield
Break / Signing
5:00 pm - The Dead Shall Rise by Melanie Hutsell
5:20 pm - Pushing Back by Jim Hartsell
5:40 pm - Jack and the Dragon Man's Daughter by Devon Koren

East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street
“Special Guest”
7:00 pm - Weedeater by Robert Gipe

This one-day event has been celebrating authors and the books they write since 1949, when the United States Department of Commerce officially recognized November 1 as National Authors Day. Presented for the first time in Knoxville by the Authors Guild of Tennessee, the day will recognize and honor local authors and raise awareness to our rich literary community. The Knoxville Writers’ Guild and Union Ave Books will join AGT in hosting author presentations throughout the day – most of which will take place at Union Ave Books.

The Authors Guild of Tennessee believes the reading experience is greatly enhanced by getting to know authors personally – discovering first-hand details about their books and often finding inspiration through this unique interaction.

Mast General donated a gift basket valued at $75; attendees at the 7:00 pm presentation will have a chance to win it.

Published October 27, 2019

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