Randall Kenan is the author of five books, including A Visitation of Spirits and Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, a nominee for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction and a New York Times Notable Book. He has recently published two works of nonfiction: Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century and The Fire This Time. Kenan has received a Whiting Writers Award and the Sherwood Anderson Award. He teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Speaking Schedule

Saturday, April 16
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Panel Discussion: Southern Politics and Southern Literature

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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