Jim Grimsley is a playwright and novelist. His first novel, Winter Birds, won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and received a special citation from the Ernest Hemingway Foundation. His novel Dream Boy won the Award for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Literature from the American Library Association and was adapted for the stage. He received the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award for his novel My Drowning and won an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His latest works are The Last Green Tree, Forgiveness and Jesus Is Sending You This Message. He teaches at Emory University.

Speaking Schedule

Saturday, April 16
1:30 - 2:30 PM
Panel Discussion: Producing Plays

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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