Regional Author Reading and Book Sale Featuring Dr. Marilyn Kallet Dec 10 at Oak Ridge Library

Friends of Oak Ridge Library (FOL) and Poetry Society of Tennessee (PST) are pleased to present a live reading event and holiday book sale for anyone in the Knoxville/Oak Ridge area, to be held at Oak Ridge Library December 10, 2022, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Enjoy readings by area poets and authors. Pick up some nice gifts for your favorite poetry lover or bookworm (or make it a “Treat Yourself” day).

The reading will feature former Knoxville Poet Laureate and author of 19 books, Dr. Marilyn Kallet of Knoxville, along with Oak Ridge’s Poet Laureate, Erin Elizabeth Smith, and 16 other well-established writers in this region. Authors will read and sell their books during three two-hour time slots from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm:

10:00 – 12:00

  • Jeri L. Duke 10:30
  • Carol Grametbauer 10:45
  • Kelly Hanwright 11:00
  • D. Ray Smith 11:15
  • Sally Bennett Boyington 11:30 
  • Melanie K. Hutsell 11:45

12:00 – 2:00

  • Marilyn Kallet 12:00-12:30
  • Claudia M. Stanek 12:45
  • Connie Jordan Green 1:00
  • John C. Mannone 1:15
  • Ron Lands 1:30
  • KB Ballentine 1:45

2:00 – 4:00

  • Erin Elizabeth Smith 2:15
  • Shirley Raines 2:30
  • Wes Sims 2:45
  • Fay Martin 3:00
  • Sylvia Woods 3:15
  • Diane Williams 3:30

FOL and PST jointly sponsor the reading. FOL sponsors the book sale. All of the authors will be selling their books. The organizations will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. PST welcomes poets and poetry lovers to join their society..

Learn more about the 18 participating poets and authors here.


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