SAFTA Reading Series: TA Noonan and Marcel Brouwers

KNOXVILLE, TN – Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA), a branch of Sundress Publications, is pleased to announce an upcoming reading from writers TA Noonan and Marcel Brouwers. Part of the SAFTA Reading Series, both writers will be reading from their collections, which will be for sale after the event during a meet and greet with the authors.

 The event is free and will be held at The Birdhouse, at 800 N 4th Ave in Knoxville on Sunday, June 22, at 3:00PM.

T.A. Noonan is the author of several books and chapbooks, most recently four sparks fall: a novella (Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, 2013) and, with Erin Elizabeth Smith, Skate or Die (Dusie Kollektiv, 2014). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Reunion: The Dallas Review, West Wind Review, Hobart, Ninth Letter, and Phoebe, among others. A weightlifter, crafter, priestess, and all-around woman of action, she serves as the Associate Editor of Sundress Publications, Founding Editor of Flaming Giblet Press, and Literary Arts Director for the Sundress Academy of the Arts.

Marcel Brouwers is the author of the chapbook, The Rose Industrial Complex (Finishing Line Press, 2009). He lives in Knoxville, TN, with his wife, LA Hoffer, and works at the University of Tennessee. A lecturer in the English Department, he is currently the Acting Director of the Writing Center and teaches creative writing, literature, and composition classes. His first full-length poetry collection, The Old Cities, was released by Sundress Publications in 2012.


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The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is an artists’ colony on a 29-acre farm in Knoxville, Tennessee, that hosts workshops, retreats, and residencies for writers, actors, filmmakers, and visual artists. All events are guided by professional instructors from a variety of creative disciplines who are dedicated to cultivating the arts in Eastern Tennessee.


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