Calendar of Events

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

UT Humanities Center: Public Books Circle - Beowulf: A New Translation

  • April 21, 2021

Category: Free event, Lectures & discussions and Literature & readings

A public reading and discussion group

Wednesday, April 21
Roy Liuzza, Professor of English
Beowulf: A New Translation
by Maria Headley

Would you like to attend a terrific book discussion led by a UT expert without leaving your home? The UT Humanities Center now offers a free public book discussion online! Students, faculty, and members of the public are all welcome. With the support of Union Avenue Books, an independent bookstore, we will help you to keep reading and learning at all stages and walks of life.

On the day of the discussion, you can join a University of Tennessee faculty member in an online book discussion via Zoom. Our UT faculty read widely and deeply into perspectives ranging from the ancients to the moderns, from work in ancient archeology to contemporary poetry, new economic theory, and media studies. Join us to hear an expert in the field talk about the major ideas of a text that you have read, and engage in an enlightening discussion! Learn more:

City of Knoxville: Poetry in Motion

  • April 2, 2021 — April 30, 2021

Category: Free event and Literature & readings

Friday, April 2 - Friday, April 30
Poetry in Motion - National Poetry Month campaign

Poet pop-up performances on Mondays and Fridays at KAT Transit stops. Poets and locations will be announced and listed here soon. #PoetryInMotion

Throughout the month of April, the City of Knoxville and Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) will mark National Poetry Month with Poetry in Motion, a project bringing poetry to the people led by City of Knoxville Poet Laureate Rhea Carmon.

At Thursday’s event, Mayor Indya Kincannon will speak and introduce Carmon, who will read the first Poetry in Motion piece to begin the month-long celebration of the written and spoken word.

On Mondays and Fridays in April, a variety of local poets will hold pop-up performances at transit stops.

Also, area residents should keep an eye out for Poetry in Motion billboards, featuring poems by Carmon and previous Poet Laureates R.B. Morris and Marilyn Kallet.

Photos and videos of performances will be shared on social media using the #PoetryInMotion hashtag.

Visit for a list of poets and locations as well as more information about Rhea Carmon and the City’s Poet Laureate program.