Roy Blount, Jr. is the author of 23 books, including Alphabetter Juice (forthcoming in May), Alphabet Juice; Feet on the Street: Rambles Around New Orleans; Roy Blount’s Book of Southern Humor; Robert E. Lee; Be Sweet: A Conditional Love Story; and Long Time Leaving: Dispatches From Up South, which collects his columns from The Oxford American. His work has appeared in over 100 periodicals, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Antaeus, The New York Times, The Southern Review, Gourmet and Sports Illustrated. A Vanderbilt graduate reared in Decatur, Georgia, Blount earned a master’s in English at Harvard and now lives in western Massachusetts.

Speaking Schedule

Saturday, April 16
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Luncheon Keynote Address

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

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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

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