Tue, Jul 23|
Wartburg Public Library
Rufus book talk and signing
Discussion about James Agee's Knoxville childhood and how it influenced his career. Come hear about his family connection to Morgan County.
Time & Location
Jul 23, 2019, 6:00 PM
Wartburg Public Library, 514 Spring St, Wartburg, TN 37887, USA
About the event
Have you heard of James Agee? He was born in Knoxville 110 years ago and went on to write poetry, journalism, movie reviews, and the Oscar-nominated screenplay for The African Queen. Three years after he died at age 45, he won a Pulitzer Prize for A Death in the Family, a novel about the car accident that killed his father in Knoxville. Rufus: James Agee in Tennessee is a new biography that sheds light on Agee's Knoxville childhood and how it influenced the writer's career and legacy. The book won the 2018 Tennessee History Book Award. Author Paul F. Brown, a former Coalfield School music teacher, will discuss the book and Agee's connections to the area. Following the presentation, discounted copies of Rufus will be available for purchase and signing ($30, cash or check).