Tickets are $50
Join us for a festive evening celebrating local Chattanooga creativity. This one-of-a-kind auction consists of original works by 50 distinguished local artists. The evening will feature catering by St. John's Restaurant and music by the Booker T. Scruggs Jazz Ensemble. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit our outreach programs such as Theatre Express, Writers in Classrooms, and the Young Southern Student Writers competition!
Novelist Ron Rash has deemed Powell "the best Appalachian novelist of his generation." In this, his fourth novel, Powell broadens the southern backdrop of his earlier work into a sprawling thriller taking readers from the Middle East to Charleston, southern Georgia, Tampa, Miami, New Orleans, and into the storied American West. In its themes, perspectives, and pacing, The Sheltering recalls the work of Robert Stone, Jim Harrison, and Ben Fountain while further establishing Powell as a unique voice capable of interrogating unfathomable truths with a beauty and cohesion of language that challenges our assumptions of the human spirit.
Join us for readings by Mark Powell and John Warley of Pat Conroy's new fiction imprint, Story River Books.
Mark Powell; photo credit: Stetson University