South Word Abridged Literary Festival Announced

Monday, September 20, 2021
Like a beloved shortened novel, Southern Lit Alliance’s literary arts festival SouthWord Abridged is a two-day event packed with literary treasures in Southern literature.  The event will be held virtually on Nov. 5 and 6 with a kick off on Friday night and a full day of panels and speakers on Saturday. The event will be held on Zoom.
 
The virtual keynote speaker is Natasha Trethewey, former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner. Friday, Nov. 5 kick-off session will feature John Shelton Reed discussing his new book On Barbeque, a history of barbeque in the South and its impact on culture.  Authors speaking on Nov.
6 include Richard Bausch and George Singleton.  A virtual panel on the topic of Southern literature includes Steve Yarbrough and Michel Stone, Finally, a panel discussing book publishing will feature insights from Mr. Singleton, Daniel Wallace and UTC Professor Karen Babine. 
 
The event is free, but registration is required and can be completed at www.southernlitalliance.org.  Donations are encouraged.

Ice On The Landing Will Open Nov. 19

Net Resource Foundation To Host Chattanooga Holiday Market

Library Receives $5,000 Award From Thompson Foundation


Ice skating comes back to Chattanooga this year when Ice on the Landing opens its season at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, in the gardens of the Chattanooga Choo Choo. This 120’x40’ ice rink is surrounded ... (click for more)

The Net Resource Foundation will host its first holiday market on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Southside Community Park, 3501 Central Ave. The holiday market is free and open to the public, featuring ... (click for more)

The Thompson Foundation presented the Chattanooga Public Library with a $5,000 grant award that will support the library’s efforts to provide STEAM education to middle school-aged children. ... (click for more)



Happenings

Ice On The Landing Will Open Nov. 19

Ice skating comes back to Chattanooga this year when Ice on the Landing opens its season at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, in the gardens of the Chattanooga Choo Choo. This 120’x40’ ice rink is surrounded by gas lanterns, holiday lighting, restaurants and holiday grandeur at the Southside’s iconic landmark. The open-air ice rink will continue to offer this fun and nostalgic wintertime ... (click for more)

Net Resource Foundation To Host Chattanooga Holiday Market

The Net Resource Foundation will host its first holiday market on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Southside Community Park, 3501 Central Ave. The holiday market is free and open to the public, featuring vendors with gifts, collectibles, seasonal decorations and locally sourced products. Vendor space that includes a table and chairs can be rented for $35. Vendor registration ends on Friday, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Police Said Woman Who Struck Motorcyclists Appeared To Be Heavily Intoxicated

Chattanooga Police said a woman who struck four motorcyclists on Bonny Oaks Drive late Saturday night appeared to be extremely intoxicated. Police also said that 59-year-old Angela Daniels Mason (Watson) had to be removed from the scene because of hostility toward her. Police said the motorcyclists were trying to turn into 4278 Bonny Oaks and Jefferson Marley got off his motorcycle ... (click for more)

2 Shot And Killed Saturday Afternoon And Night In Chattanooga

Two men were shot in separate incidents Saturday afternoon and night. Tawon Billups, 21, was shot and killed on North Germantown Road Saturday afternoon. At approximately 4:54 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to the 700 block of North Germantown Road on a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, officers located a man suffering from a gunshot wound and secured the scene. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Pretending Is Dangerous

I’ve ‘seen some stuff’ in my time. I have followed politics for many years. I’m retired, I’m a realist and a Vietnam veteran, pretty much in that order. I’m not an alarmist or a conspiracy theorist. That said, I have never in my life been so concerned about the future of this Republic. Politics was once a legitimate contest of ideas, put forth by political figures who were sincere, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Picciola,’ At Age 185

I came in touch with a man named James Baldwin last week and he’s a man I really like. Oh, I never met him in person … no, he was born in 1841 and died 96 years ago so I have only become a recent admirer through his books. A self-educated man, he became the Superintendent of Schools in Indiana at the age of 24 for 18 years. Then, not so curiously, he worried that children were missing ... (click for more)