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11/9 - "Famous in Cedarville" by Erica Wright
Join us for a reading Saturday, November 9th at 6:00pm with novelist Erica Wright for her new book Famous in Cedarville. Erica will be joined in conversation by Erin Elizabeth Smith, author and creative director for the Sundress Academy for the Arts.
About the Book
From Erica Wright, one of the most original writers in crime fiction, comes her first standalone novel, a diabolical mystery wrapped in Hollywood tinsel.
When reclusive, retired silver screen actress Barbara Lace dies in her bed, only the young widower of Cedarville suspects a crime. But Samson Delaware has always been something of an outsider, and his wife’s death hasn’t exactly improved his reputation. In fact, the local gossipmongers think he might be losing his mind. Their bless-your-heart manners can’t disguise their distrust, which makes his amateur attempts at an investigation even more difficult.
When Lace’s assistant is found decidedly murdered, the town starts to change its tune, though, and soon Samson finds himself in the thick of an improbable chase. Hollywood hotshots and small-town law enforcement make strange bedfellows―especially when secrets are getting women killed.
About the Authors
Erica Wright's is the author of three previous novels including The Red Chameleon, which was one of O, The Oprah Magazine's Best Books of Summer 2014. Her poetry collections are Instructions for Killing the Jackal and All the Bayou Stories End with Drowned. She's currently working on a book about snakes for Object Lessons. Her poems have appeared in Blackbird, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, New Orleans Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She is the poetry editor and a senior editor at Guernica Magazine as well as a former editorial board member for Alice James Books. She has taught creative writing at Marymount Manhattan College and New York University's continuing studies program and currently runs a novel writing group through OneRoom. She grew up in Wartrace, TN and now lives in Washington, DC with her husband and their dog Penny.
Erin Elizabeth Smith serves as the Creative Director of the Sundress Academy for the Arts at Firefly Farms. She is also the founder and managing editor of Sundress Publications and the author of The Fear of Being Found (Three Candles Press, 2008), The Naming of Strays (Gold Wake Press, 2011), and Down: The Alice Poems, forthcoming from Agape Editions. Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals including Ecotone, Guernica, Mid-American, 32 Poems, New Delta Review, The Florida Review, Cimarron Review, Third Coast, and Crab Orchard. Smith earned her PhD in Creative Writing from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi and is currently a Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Tennessee where she teaches poetry writing and literature. She is also the Managing Editor for Sundress Publications and The Wardrobe.
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 6:00pm
517 Union Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902