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Friends of the Knox County Public Library: 2019 Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture with Silas House
Best-selling author Silas House will present the 2019 Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture in the Ann and Steve Bailey Hall of the Knoxville Museum of Art. House is the author of five novels, a book of creative nonfiction and three plays. House’s most recent novel, Southernmost, was long-listed for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and was one of the American Library Association’s Ten Choices for Best Book Group Books of 2018, and one of Southern Living’s Best Books of 2018. This year’s Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture is hosted by Friends of the Knox County Public Library and the Library Society of the University of Tennessee. It also is sponsored by the Knox County Public Library, the Knox County Public Library Foundation, Union Ave Books, Knoxville Museum of Art and WUOT. The event is free and open to the public.
The memorial lecture honors the late Wilma Dykeman Stokely (1920–2006), writer, speaker, teacher, historian, environmentalist and longtime friend of the Knox County Public Library.