Star Line Books Announces Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Star Line Books is hosting poet T K Lee to read from his collection, To Square a Circle, on Wednesday, Feb. 27.  Mr. Lee is an award-winning member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the Society for Stage Directors and Choreographers, among others. A published writer of Pushcart-nominated fiction, in addition to award-winning poetry, he is currently a visiting assistant professor in the MFA program at the Mississippi University for Women, in Columbus, Ms., birthplace of Tennessee Williams.

A book launch event for Erin McGraw’s Joy: And 52 Other Very Short Stories, Counterpoint, will be held on March 6 from 6-8 p.m.  Ms. McGraw will be reading and in conversation with author and Chattanoogan Jamie Quatro, with a signing to follow.  "Widely celebrated, Erin McGraw returns with her strongest collection yet, stories that will haunt you and amuse you and are impossible to forget," officials said.

C H Hooks will be in discussion with Adam Latham on Tuesday, March 12 beginning at 6 p.m.  Mr. Latham is associate marketing director for the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and is currently working on a novel.  "C H Hooks sets sail on a multi-city, Wild-Alligator book tour. This consuming discussion, reading, and Q&A about magic, myth, and the beasts of the South promises to thrill," officials said.
 
Star Line is also hosting poet Bill Brown for an afternoon reading on Saturday, March 16 from 3-4 p.m. Mr. Brown will read from his latest book, Cairns: Poems New and Selected. "Bill has eleven previous books, and this volume includes a nice selection of each, as well as enough new poems to make up a small book of their own," officials said.
 
There will be a launch party for Over the Moon, by the beloved Natalie Lloyd on Saturday, March 30 from 2-4 p.m.  Ms. Lloyd is a New York Times Bestselling author of novels for young (and young at heart) readers.  Her first novel, A Snicker of Magic, was an ALA Notable Book, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a top 10 Kids Indie Next Pick and an NPR, iBooks and Parents Magazine best book of the year for children. The book has been optioned for television by Sony Tristar. Natalie’s other novels include The Key to Extraordinary (Scholastic 2016), The Problim Children series (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen 2017), and Over the Moon (coming from Scholastic in 2019). These novels have won accolades from Entertainment Weekly, Junior Library Guild, SIBA, Amazon and Bank Street College of Education, among others.  She writes in the shadows beside a sunny window in Chattanooga.  She loves adventuring with her husband, Justin, and their dogs, Biscuit and Samson.

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District 4 To Have Public Meeting On The FY2020 Budget


The Chattanooga Scale Modelers club builds scale models of just about anything from historically accurate tank, airplanes and ships to cars and sci fi that are works of art. These aren't the ... (click for more)

Two Chattanoogans were reunited with their spouses and met their offspring, after a more than six month deployment. U.S. Navy Air Traffic Controller Airman Recruit Jordan Elam was reunited ... (click for more)

District 4 will hold a District 4 Community Budget Information Session for the public on Thursday, May 23. The hour-and-a-half session will start at 5:30 p.m. at Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist ... (click for more)


Happenings

International Plastic Modelers Society National Convention Comes To Chattanooga

The Chattanooga Scale Modelers club builds scale models of just about anything from historically accurate tank, airplanes and ships to cars and sci fi that are works of art. These aren't the $5 kits from drugstores that many think of but intricate masterpieces that sometimes take years to complete," said member Yancey Christopher. The chapter is hosting the International Plastic ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Natives Reunite With Familes After Navy Deployment

Two Chattanoogans were reunited with their spouses and met their offspring, after a more than six month deployment. U.S. Navy Air Traffic Controller Airman Recruit Jordan Elam was reunited with his wife and newborn on the pier after the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) pulled into in Norfolk, Va. May 16. U.S. Navy Electrician's Mate 1st Class Michael Feola was ... (click for more)

Breaking News

4 People Shot At 2 Hixson Locations; 2 Killed On Ardis Lane; 2 Men Shot At Northgate Crossing Apartments In Hixson

Four men were shot in two overnight shootings in Hixson. Two people were shot and killed on Ardis Lane. At approximately 10:07 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to the 6700 block of Ardis Lane on a report of persons shot. Upon arrival, police located two men suffering from gunshot wounds. Hamilton County EMS responded and pronounced Kirtus Thompson, 27, deceased on ... (click for more)

Greg Vital Says Ancient Stone Cairns, Part Trail Of Tears Route Found On His Meigs Farm; Asks TVA To Reroute Project Viper Transmission Line

Lawyers for Georgetown property owner Greg Vital notified the Tennessee Valley Authority on Thursday that a second archaeological study of the site found 15 different Native American artifacts, not one, as TVA said in its official report in April. “There are 14 more historically significant cairns in a distinguishable pattern within a hundred yards of what TVA said was the only ... (click for more)

Opinion

Chattanooga's Shooting Epidemic

These shootings continue and something has to be done to try and stop them whether they are domestic, robbery or gang related. We obviously can not remove these handguns from every man, woman and child. I suggest that merchants that sell handguns raise the minimum age to 21 years for the purchase of handgun ammunition only. This 21 age requirement would not include ammunition ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Mr. Casada Is Through

Sometime this afternoon, the Republican members of the Tennessee Legislature will join a growing chorus of those convinced it is time for Glen Casada, the group’s Speaker of the House, to step down. They will cite several tawdry emails between Casada’s former Chief of Staff and himself as the reason but that’s not entirely true. Casada will step down in great shame because he has ... (click for more)