Lost & Found - Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Lost & Found - Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Friday, July 17, 2015 | 11:30 AM
Historic Westwood | 3425 Kingston Pike
Date & Time Friday July 17th 2015 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
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Historic Westwood
3425 Kingston Pike

Knox Heritage continues its series of educational lunches, Lost & Found, on Friday, July 17 at 11:30 a.m.  Guest speaker Jack Neely will discuss the life of James Agee and the impetus and history of his memoir, “Knoxville: Summer of 1915.”

James Agee’s short, poetic memoir was known mainly to intellectuals when it was interpreted in a soprano work by Samuel Barber that has become known globally as a masterpiece of composition for voice. Later still, the original text became familiar as the introduction to Agee’s posthumously published Pulitzer Prizewinning novel, A Death in the Family. Agee’s warm memories of Highland Avenue in Fort Sanders are honest and accurate, but touch only one facet of a complicated city, of which Westwood was a part.

Jack Neely, executive director of the Knoxville History Project, researched the subject for a recent feature in the Knoxville Mercury, and will talk about life in Knoxville one century ago this summer.

The Lost & Found Lunch will be held at the office of Knox Heritage, Historic Westwood – 3425 Kingston Pike. Parking is free and is available in the Laurel Church of Christ parking lot next door – 3457 Kingston Pike. A free lunch buffet will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 12:00 p.m.  Space is very limited and advance reservations are required. To make reservations, call Hollie Cook at 865-523-8008 or email her at hcook@knoxheritage.org

 

 

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