Jill McCorkle has written nine books of fiction including Creatures of Habit, Going Away Shoes, Carolina Moon and Ferris Beach. Her books have been named New York Times Notables five times. McCorkle has won the New England Booksellers Award, the John Dos Passos Prize for Excellence in Literature and the North Carolina Award for Literature. She has taught at the University of North Carolina, Bennington College, Tufts University and Harvard. A native of Lumberton, North Carolina, she lives in Hillsborough.

Speaking Schedule

Thursday, April 14
3:45 - 4:45 PM
Panel Discussion: A Writer's Response to Environmental Threats

Saturday, April 16
2:45 - 3:00 PM
Presentation of the Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction to Elizabeth Cox

Grant Support Provided By

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust - Chazen Family Foundation - The Kennedy Foundation - Lyndhurst Foundation - Public Education Foundation - Tennessee Arts Commisson - UC Foundation

Media Sponsors

Brewer Media - Chattarati - WDEF News 12 - WUTC 88.1

Program Partners

Anonymous Gift - Baylor School - Medium - Olan & Norma Mills II

Book Patrons

L. Hardwick & Kitty Caldwell - Memorial Healthcare System - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the UTC Department of English - Wild Hare Books

AEC is a funded member of Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga.

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