James Agee in Tennessee | Brown Bag Lecture with Paul F. Brown

@ East Tennessee History Center
East Tennessee History Center
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 7:00am to Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 7:45am

James Rufus Agee (1909-1955) was one of America’s most gifted writers. Only six when his father died in an automobile accident, he later wrote about the tragedy in the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Death in the Family, set in his hometown of Knoxville. One-third of Agee’s short years were spent in East Tennessee. Paul F. Brown draws on journals and correspondence to produce a compelling account of Agee’s formative years. As an independent researcher, he has published articles and lectured on James Agee at various forums and is a consultant for a forthcoming Agee documentary. Brown teaches music in Morgan County, Tennessee. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the program.

The program is sponsored by the Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory and is free and open to the public. The lecture will begin at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. Guests are invited to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch and enjoy the lecture.  Soft drinks will be available. For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824.