Calendar of Events

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Knoxville History Project: Upcoming Events

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event, Lectures and Literature & readings

We have so many programs and events that we are involved in, here’s a quick look at what’s coming up this week and beyond:

Book Signing at RALA
Sunday, March 17th at 2:00pm

Maple Hall Third Thursday: Knoxville and New Music
Thursday, March 21st at 6:30pm

KHP Annual Luncheon
Thursday, April 18th at 11:30am

For more information on upcoming events, visit

Union Ave Books: Upcoming Events

  • January 1, 2018 — December 31, 2019

Category: Free event, Literature & readings and Music

Upcoming events:

Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy - Tuesday, 3/12 @ 7pm, Knoxville Museum of Arte
Appalachian Reckoning is a retort, at turns rigorous, critical, angry, and hopeful, to the long shadow Hillbilly Elegy has cast over the region and its imagining. But it also moves beyond Hillbilly Elegy to allow Appalachians from varied backgrounds to tell their own diverse and complex stories through an imaginative blend of scholarship, prose, poetry, and photography.

Alligator Zoo-Park Magic by C.H. Hooks
Wednesday, 3/13 @ 6:00pm
Is Jeffers an Alligator Zoo-Park Magician or the Messiah? Two friends live unapologetically on the edge of poverty in the un-decorous South. Jimmy, a single father, and Jeffers, a magician with tricks closer to miracles. When Jimmy loses his best friend to a trick gone awry, he stumbles to find a footing and what it means to escape.

Silas House - Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture
Thursday 3/14 @ 7:00pm, Knoxville Museum of Art
Best-selling author Silas House will present the 2019 Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture on Thursday, March 14, at 7 p.m. in the Ann and Steve Bailey Hall of the Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA). The event is free and open to the public.

This Atom Bomb in Me by Lindsey Freeman
Saturday 3/16 @ 2:00pm
This Atom Bomb in Me traces what it felt like to grow up suffused with American nuclear culture in and around the atomic city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. As a secret city during the Manhattan Project, Oak Ridge enriched the uranium that powered Little Boy, the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. The city was a major nuclear production site throughout the Cold War, adding something to each and every bomb in the United States arsenal. Even today, Oak Ridge contains the world's largest supply of fissionable uranium.

The Garden of Fragile Beings by Carolyn Welch and Dark Roots by Caroline Malone
Sunday 3/17 @ 2:00pm
Carolyn Welch (Scarbrough) is a Tennessee poet residing in Norris, TN (Anderson County). Her poetry has the unique perspective of a health care professional with keen insight into human illness and suffering combined with astute observation of the natural world. Caroline Malone was born and lives in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee. Her poems have appeared in Boulevard, The Dos Passos Review, Women’s Voices, Women Period, Heartwood, and others. The collection Dark Roots explores the meaning of family, heritage, and identity.

For more information on all our events, visit our website. Free and open to the public. UNION AVE BOOKS, 517 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-951-2180,