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Between the Lines: An Evening of Essay at Star Line Books

July 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at Star Line Books for the inaugural Between the Lines: An Evening of Essay, featuring writers Sybil Baker, Rebecca Cook, Dana Shavin, & Kris Whorton.

Between the Lines is a new series at Star Line Books that will highlight the many talented local and regional writers in our community. Our first Between the Lines will be on July 27th at 6:30pm, and we are tremendously excited to have a fantastic line up of writers who have been featured in some of our favorite online and print journals, in addition to publishing full-length fiction and non-fiction collections.

Reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with readings to follow.

About the Writers:

Sybil Baker’s latest book is Immigration Essays. She is also the author of The Life PlanTalismans, and Into This World.She was awarded two MakeWork Artist Grants and a 2017 Individual Artist’s Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission. She is a UC Foundation Associate Professor at UTC and is on faculty for the Yale Writers’ Conference. She is Fiction Editor at Anomaly.

Rebecca Cook writes poetry and prose and has published a novel, Click, and two collections of poems, The Terrible Babyand I Will Not Give Over. Her work has appeared in many literary journals including The Georgia Review, The Rumpus, and The Nervous Breakdown. In 2016 her work appeared, along with Romanian poet, Talvescu Dumitru, in a bilingual book of poems—The Shadow of Water. She and poet, Jenny Sadre-Orafai, have a chapbook, The Best Man in the World, soon to be released from Dancing Girl Press.

Dana Shavin’s essays have appeared in Oxford AmericanThe Sun, Fourth Genre, Alaska Quarterly Review, Zone 3, and others. She is the author of a memoir, The Body Tourist, about the intersection of her anorexia with her mental health career. Her columns for the Chattanooga Times Free Press appear every third Sunday of the month, and she is the editor of the Chattanooga Jewish Federation newspaper, The Shofar. Dana was the recipient of a MakeWork Literary Arts grant in 2008. Her website is Danashavin.com.

Originally from Boulder, Colorado, Kris Whorton has called the South her home since the late 90s. She lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee and teaches Creative Writing, Literature, and Composition at the University of Tennessee. Her fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Eunoia Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, Driftwood Press, American Muse, Facets-magazine, and Pinball among other publications and anthologies. She currently reads for Indianola Review.





July 27, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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