Burke to speak to writers guild

KNOXVILLE, TN – On Thursday, June 4, 2015, the monthly meeting of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild will feature novelist and screenwriter Shannon Burke.


Shannon Burke will read from his newest book, “Into the Savage Country” (Pantheon, February, 2015) at this event that is open to the public.

The event is 7 p.m. at the Laurel Theater, at the corner of Laurel Avenue and 16th Streets (in Fort Sanders). A $2 donation is requested at the door. The building is handicapped accessible. Additional parking is available at Redeemer Church of Knoxville, 1642 Highland Ave.

“Into the Savage Country” is a historical adventure novel that mostly takes place on a trapping brigade in the 1820s. It follows Burke’s successful first novels: “Safelight” (Random House 2005) and “Black Flies” (Soft Skull Press 2008) a New York Times Notable Book and a finalist for the Believer Book Award.