SAFTA hosts readings at Bar Marley

The Sundress Reading Series is excited to welcome Charles Dodd White, Sybil Baker, and Randon Billings Noble for readings on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 2 to 4 PM at Bar Marley (760 Stone St NW) in North Knoxville.

Charles Dodd White lives in East Tennessee. He is a recipient of the Chaffin Award for excellence in Appalachian Literature, a Jean Ritchie Fellowship from Lincoln Memorial University, and an individual artist’s grant from the North Carolina Arts Council. He is author of the novels, A Shelter of Others (2014), Lambs of Men (2010), and the story collection, Sinners of Sanction County (2011). He is also editor of the contemporary Appalachian story anthologies, Degrees of Elevation (2010) and Appalachia Now (2015). His work has appeared in Red Holler: Contemporary Appalachian Writing, Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean: Meditations on the Forbidden from Contemporary Appalachia, Appalachian Heritage, The Louisville Review, North Carolina Literary Review, The Rumpus, Tusculum Review and others. He is an Assistant Professor at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee where he chairs the James Agee Conference.

Sybil Baker’s most recent novel is Into This World. She is a UC Foundation Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and teaches at the Yale Writer’s Conference. Immigration Essays, partially funded by a Make Work Artist Grant, is forthcoming in from C&R Press. She is a 2017 recipient of an Individual Artist Grant by the Tennessee Arts Commission. She is Fiction Editor at Drunken Boat.

Randon Billings Noble is an essayist. Her work has appeared in the Modern Love column of The New York Times, The Georgia Review, The Rumpus, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre and elsewhere. A fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a resident at the Vermont Studio Center, she was named a 2013 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow to attend a residency at The Millay Colony for the Arts. Currently she is a nonfiction editor at r.kv.r.y quarterly, Reviews Editor at Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and a reviewer for The A.V. Club.

The Sundress Reading Series is free and open to the public.