The SAFTA Reading Series Presents Christopher Petruccelli, Stephanie Phillips, & Luke Marinac

July 26th at 3:00PM

Birdhouse Knoxville

800 N 4th Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

Sundress Academy for the Arts is proud to present this very special SAFTA Reading Series event featuring three former SAFTA staff members who will be leaving Knoxville to pursue their Master’s in Creative Writing in Alaska, Mississippi, and Ohio! Join us in celebrating the works of Chris Petruccelli, Stephanie Phillips, and Luke Marinac for One Last Night in Knoxville

Chris11713597_10152982407747514_1559030247_n Petruccelli is the author of the chapbook Action at a Distance, available at His poetry has appeared in Blast Furnace, Connotation Press, Gingerbread House, Rappahannock Review, and elsewhere. In his free time, Chris likes to drink whisky and smoke cigarettes with older women.


Stephanie Lee Phillips is a writer, photographer, and graduate student who can’t seem to stop being a barista in Knoxville, Tennessee. In the two years since graduating from UT, she has worked with Sundress Academy for the Arts and swiftly avoided questions about her future from her parent’s friends. She is pleased to finally get to say that she will be studying fiction at the University of Southern Mississippi this fall where she will finally try crawfish.


Luke Marinac studies and works at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His poetry has appeared in Polaris, The Siren, Unlikely 2.0, and North Central Review. He believes bike repair belongs in the living room, and enjoys the gamboling through the wild countryside of the Smokey Mountains.

Free beverages (adult and otherwise) and snacks!

The SAFTA Reading Series is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!


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