Knoxville Literary Calendar

Follow us for upcoming literary events in Knoxville, TN!

**Note: Due to the ongoing pandemic, Sundress will only be listing online activities for the remainder of 2020.

You can email us your event(s) to erin@sundresspublications.com.

July

5th @ 7PM – Poets in Pajamas Reading Series featuring Melissa Studdard

9th @ 7PM – Knoxville Writer’s Guild Cocktail Hour Open Mic, register here.

11th @ 10 AM – Knoxville Writer’s Guild In-Depth Fiction Workshop, register here.

12th @ 7PM – Poets in Pajamas Reading Series featuring Rebecca Lehmann

18th @ 10 AM – Knoxville Writer’s Guild In-Depth Fiction Workshop, register here.

19th @ 7PM – Poets in Pajamas Reading Series featuring Jessica Mehta

25th @ 10 AM – Knoxville Writer’s Guild In-Depth Fiction Workshop, register here.

26th @ 7PM – Poets in Pajamas Reading Series featuring Ansley Moon

29th @ 7PM – Sundress July Reading Series featuring Jung Hae Chae, Lexie Bean, and Esteban Rodriguez

August

1st @ 10 AM – Knoxville Writer’s Guild In-Depth Fiction Workshop, register here.

2nd @ 7PM – Poets in Pajamas Reading Series featuring Ashley Lanuza

6th @ 7PM – Knoxville Writer’s Guild presents The Music of Poetry, register here.

9th @ 7PM – Poets in Pajamas Reading Series featuring Fullamusu Bangura

9th @ 7PM – Union Avenue Books presents Storytelling in Queer Appalachia

12th @ 6PM – SAFTA presents Writing With Pop Culture Workshop, register here.

16th @ 7PM – Poets in Pajamas Reading Series featuring Kimberly Quiogue Andrews

23rd @ 7PM – Poets in Pajamas Reading Series featuring Mani Iyer

24th @ 7PM – UT Chiasmus Reading

30th @ 7PM – Poets in Pajamas Reading Series featuring Traci Brimhall

31st @ 7PM – UT Creative Writing presents Iliana Rocha

September

6th @ 7PM – Poets in Pajamas Reading Series featuring Margo Taft Stever

13th @ 7PM – Poets in Pajamas Reading Series featuring José Angel Araguz

20th @ 7PM – Poets in Pajamas Reading Series featuring Sandra Beasley

21st @ 7PM – UT Creative Writing presents Rebecca Gayle Howell

24th @ 7PM – EVEN AS WE BREATHE: Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle with Silas House hosted by Union Ave Books

27th @ 2PM –  A TRAITOR TO HIS SPECIES: Ernest Freeberg hosted by Union Ave Books

27th @ 7PM – Poets in Pajamas Reading Series featuring Elizabeth Deanna Morris Lakes

28th @ 7PM – Chiasmus, UTK’s Virtual Reading Series presents Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Joshua Sorrells, and Ben Chumney-Perez

28th @ 7PM – YOU WANT MORE/SLEEPOVERS: George Singleton and Ashleigh Bryant Phillips hosted by Union Ave Books

30th @ 7PM – Sundress September Reading Series featuring syan jay, Charlotte Pence, and Alison Stein

30th @ 7PM – F*CKFACE: Leah Hampton with R.L. Maizes presented by Union Avenue Books

October

1st-11th @ Various – Humanities Tennessee presents The 32nd Annual Southern Festival of Books via Zoom

3rd @ 2PM – CATTYWAMPUS: Ash Van Otterloo with Hannah Rials hosted by Union Ave Books

4th @ 7PM – Poets in Pajamas Reading Series featuring Michelle Tong

8th @ 7PM – THE BROTHER YEARS: Shannon Burke with Christopher Hebert hosted by Union Ave Books

11th @ 7PM – Poets in Pajamas Reading Series featuring Kari Gunter-Seymour

18th @ 7PM – Poets in Pajamas Reading Series featuring Marlin M. Jenkins

25th @ 7PM – Poets in Pajamas Reading Series featuring Meryl Natchez

26th @ 7PM – UT Creative Writing presents Emily Nemens

28th @ 7PM – Sundress October Reading Series featuring Julie Marie Wade, Tamara Madison, and Robin Gow

30th @ 9PM – Electric Pheasant Open Mic Poetry: Halloween Special

November

1st @ 7PM – Poets in Pajamas Reading Series featuring Donna Vorreyer

8th @ 7PM – Poets in Pajamas Reading Series featuring Cassandra J. Bruner

15th @ 7PM – Poets in Pajamas Reading Series featuring Karolina Zapal

25th @ 7PM – Sundress November Reading Series featuring Roseanna Alice Boswell, Sabrina Sarro, and Sarah Giragosian

December

January

25th @ 7PM – UT Creative Writing presents Nafissa Thompson Spires

February

8th @ 7PM – UT Creative Writing presents Crystal Wilkinson

March

1st @ 7PM – UT Creative Writing presents Analicia Sotelo & Jose Olivarez