502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Maryville, TN 37804
East Tennessee PBS, in partnership with the Friends of Literacy invite you to the Great American Read, featuring an advanced screening of this national programming and an opportunity to hear from two local authors, Marilyn Kallet and Jack Neely. Refreshments will be served.
Marilyn Kallet is the Poet Laureate of the City of Knoxville and Nancy Moore Goslee Professor of English at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Kellet is the author of 17 books, including recently a translation of Parisian poet Chantal Bizzini’s Disenchanted City; The Love That Moves Me; Packing Light: New and Selected Poems; Circe, After Hours; The Big Game, translation of Surrealist poet Benjamin Peret, 2011, and Last Love Poems of Paul Eluard.
Jack Neely, Executive Director of the Knoxville History Project, is a journalist who has been writing about his hometown’s character and heritage for many years. He has written several books about Knoxville and its history such as The Tennessee Theatre: A Grand Entertainment Palace; Knoxville, Tennessee: Green by Nature; Market Square: A History of the Most Democratic Place on Earth; and Knoxville, Tennessee: This Obscure Prismatic City.
The mission of Friends of Literacy is to provide high-quality adult education programs for those in our community who are inadequately educated to meet the challenges of daily life. Our goal is to enable our students to achieve their full potential and become better citizens.