Southern Collective Experience Is Oct. 25 At Star Line Books

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Star Line Books will host the Southern Collective Experience on Oct. 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Authors Charles Clifford Brooks III, Echo Montgomery Garrett and hosted by T. M. Brown will tag-team to share in discussion and readings of the unique appeal of Southern creative voices through poetry and prose.

About the authors:

Critically-acclaimed poet Clifford Brooks was born in Athens, Ga. and grew up in Crawford, Ga. His first poetry collection, The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics, nominated for a Georgia Author of the Year Award in Poetry, was re-issued by Kudzu Leaf Press in August 2018. His second full-length poetry volume, Athena Departs: Gospel of a Man Apart, as well as a limited-edition poetry chapbook, Exiles of Eden, were published by Kudzu Leaf Press in 2017. Mr. Brooks  is the founder of The Southern Collective Experience, a cooperative of writers, musicians and visual artists, which publishes the journal The Blue Mountain Review and hosts the radio show Dante’s Old South. He currently lives in northwest Georgia.

A Southern boy at heart, although he’s lived and traveled in many states far removed from his beloved boyhood roots in Georgia and Florida. He returned to his Southern roots several years ago while his two sons were still in school and regularly traveled throughout the South before returning to college shortly after his youngest son graduated. In the last 15 years he has preached, taught and coached in Alabama, Georgia and Florida until his wife and he moved outside of Atlanta and retired to write, travel, and spoil grandchildren.

Echo Garrett is an award-winning author, writer and content creator.  She has been published in more than 100 media outlets including Delta Sky, Parade, Private Clubs, Virtuoso Life, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, as well as interviewed on Good Morning America, CNBC, and CNN. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Authors Guild and the Atlanta Press Club.



TDOT Halts Lane Closures On Tennessee Highways During Thanksgiving Holiday

H&R Block To Host Coat Drive On Black Friday To Benefit The Commuity Kitchen

Upcoming Street Closings Announced


Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation ... (click for more)

This Black Friday, H&R Block is asking the community to think about those in need during the fall and winter seasons. While out shopping, H&R Block is asking the community to consider ... (click for more)

Here are upcoming street closings: Monday: Gratefull Chattanooga - E Martin Luther King Blvd. will be closed between Houston Street and Lindsay Street on Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. ... (click for more)


Happenings

TDOT Halts Lane Closures On Tennessee Highways During Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wednesday through 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26. “Over 1.1 million ... (click for more)

H&R Block To Host Coat Drive On Black Friday To Benefit The Commuity Kitchen

This Black Friday, H&R Block is asking the community to think about those in need during the fall and winter seasons. While out shopping, H&R Block is asking the community to consider picking up a new or gently used coat for someone else in need. "All they have to do is stop in and drop off their donation at one of the below H&R Block office locations on Black Friday. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Truck Driver Charged In Death Of Another Truck Driver In Head-On Crash Near Trenton

A tractor-trailer driver from Pennsylvania was charged on Friday in the death of another truck driver. The Dade County Sheriff's Office said Gustavo Rodriguez-Pagan was driving on Interstate 59 near Trenton when a head-on crash occurred. His vehicle crossed the median and struck another tractor-trailer. Authorities said they found Rodriguez-Pagan walking around the accident ... (click for more)

Girl Injured In 5-Vehicle Crash On I-24 Near Wildwood Exit

A young girl was critically injured in a five-car crash on I-24 in Dade County on Saturday. The accident was near Exit 169 at Wildwood. Authorities said a roll-back tow truck that was hauling two vehicles struck a van with a family inside. The van then struck three other vehicles. The wreck happened just before noon. The girl was found unresponsive in the van. (click for more)

Opinion

HES Can't Be Matched, Replicated Or Cheaply Duplicated

As a volunteer at the Humane Educational Society for four years, I have first-hand knowledge of the work this organization does and the conditions it has to overcome to do it. The 118-year-old facility in which the administration, staff and volunteers work every day is at the end of its road. A new shelter space is more than warranted. The good news is that there are county funds ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Thanksgiving Opener

Ever so often my dear friend Dale Brown, the former LSU basketball coach, will include me as he shares his wonderful thoughts, occasional devotions, and glittering ideas how we should be our best every day. Dale is an expert at motivation yet he’s got a friend whose insight I’ve grown to adore. When Dale was at LSU, he signed a stunning basketball player named Johnny O’Bryant III ... (click for more)