Lee To Welcome Poole To Read At Writer’s Festival

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Nathan Poole
Nathan Poole

Author Nathan Poole will kick off the Lee University Writer’s Festival with a reading on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in the School of Nursing Building, Room 202. He will lead a creative writing workshop for local high school students on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. in Lee’s Vest Building, Room 304.  

Mr. Poole is the author of “Father Brother Keeper,” a collection of stories selected by Edith Pearlman for the 2013 Mary McCarthy Prize and long-listed for the international Frank O’Connor Award. He is also the author of “Pathkiller as the Holy Ghost,” a novella selected by Benjamin Percy as the winner of the 2014 Quarterly West Novella Contest. 

Mr. Poole’s stories have appeared in various national journals including Ecotone, the Kenyon Review, Narrative Magazine, Image, The Chattahoochee Review, and The Saturday Evening Post. He has been awarded the Narrative Prize, a Milton Fellowship at Seattle Pacific University, a Joan Beebe Teaching Fellowship at Warren Wilson College, and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.  

Mr. Poole is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of South Alabama. He holds degrees from the MFA Program for Writers at WWC and from the University of South Carolina. 

“Poole writes about characters who experience crises of belief and find joy, hope, and glimpses of God,” said Dr. William Woolfitt, assistant professor of creative writing at Lee. “We are so glad that he is coming to give a public reading and to offer a workshop to high school students interested in writing.” 

Robert Morgan, author of six novels, including the best-seller and Oprah Book Club selection “Gap Creek,” will present a reading in spring 2018 as part of the Writer’s Festival. 

For more information on the Writer’s Festival or to participate in Mr. Poole’s creative writing workshop, email Dr. Woolfitt at wwoolfitt@leeuniversity.edu.



CCS Seeks Volunteers For Community Engagement Committees

Cleveland City Schools announces is will offer parents and community members an opportunity to serve on Community Engagement Committees for the 2018-2019 school year. District administrators will lead the committees which will meet twice during the year. Committee members will give feedback to the district on issues related to school life.    2018-2019 Committees: ... (click for more)

Cleveland City Schools' Activities For The Week Of Aug. 20

Cleveland High School senior parents are invited to the Family College Planning Event on Tuesday, 6:00 pm at the Bradley Central High School Fine Arts Building with sessions on Financial Aid and College Planning. Families are invited to participate in a mini college fair before the sessions begin at the same location with representatives from Chatt State, Cleveland State, ... (click for more)

Female Inmate Dies At Bradley County Jail Monday

A female inmate was found unresponsive at the Bradley County Jail on Monday afternoon. Correctional officers and on-site medical personnel performed life saving measures, but she was later declared dead after Bradley County EMS arrived.  The inmate was 54-year-old Fawn Zanette Brandham. Correctional officers contacted the 12th Judicial District Attorney's office, ... (click for more)

Federal Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Family With Down Syndrome Child Who Sued County Schools

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a couple with a Down syndrome child who sued the county schools. The parents of Luka Hyde objected when the county schools tried to move him from his zoned school to a segregated school. The ruling says under federal law that students with disabilities are supposed to be placed in the least restrictive ... (click for more)

Use Purse Building For Chattanooga Museum Of History And Industry

I was caught off-guard and pleasantly stoked by Eric Atkins' editorial on Chattanoogan.com last week suggesting that one of the soon-to-be surplused city buildings could be turned into a history museum.   I didn't think anyone other than myself that I didn't know cared, or at least would turn their thoughts into the topic of an editorial.  I believe that most of the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: One Person Every Hour

After the first weekend in August, the United States was shaken to its core as every major media outlet reported that 67 people had been shot in Chicago, 12 of them dead in the senseless carnage. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel pleaded for calm and announced an additional 600 police officers would join other law enforcement in the five most troubled districts. This past weekend, which ... (click for more)