All Over the Page - A Haunted History of Knoxville

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All Over the Page

All Over the Page is a monthly evening book discussion group for adults, with a guest facilitator.

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This month we will be discussing  A haunted history of Knoxville : hanged killers, reanimated corpses, tragic fires, cold-blooded murder, and sweet revenge. The discussion will be facilitated by Laura Still, author of the book. 

True Tales of Knoxville's Haunted History: A shady founding father, a governor's restless bones, accursed creatures, lynch mobs, and spectral lovers: Knoxville Tennessee has all of these and more. A City with a Violent PastThe predominant hue of the city's colorful past is blood red, and restless souls are rumored to inhabit the night. The streets have echoed with gunfire as Knoxville survived the violence of frontier times, the Civil War, and the shadowy gaslight decades when the elite classes strolled Gay Street while just down the hill in the saloon district known as the Bowery, murderers and thieves played their dark dangerous games.The Stories and the Places: Join writer and history tour guide Laura Still on a journey into her home town's past as she tells the amazing true stories behind the ghostly phantoms and unquiet spirits that haunt Knoxville. 

Laura Still, a native of East Tennessee, is a published poet and playwright as well as local history author. She works full-time as storyteller and guide for Knoxville Walking Tours. She began offering two tours in 2012 and now has researched and written fourteen, including three ghost walks. She is partnered with the Knoxville History Project, and proceeds from her tours support KHP and other history-oriented nonprofits in Knoxville. In 2016, she became co-owner of Celtic Cat Publishing, which published her poetry collection, Guardians, in 2009. Her book of children’s plays, Acts of the Apostles, Vol. 1, followed in 2010. Her third book, A Haunted History of Knoxville, was published in 2014 and continues to be a local bestseller. Laura’s newest book, A Fair Shake: The Leaders of the Fight for Women’s Rights in Knoxville, was published in partnership with the Knoxville History Project, partially funded by a grant from the Knox County Public Library in honor of the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment. Her tour Misbehaving Women highlights the Knoxville suffragists and other women who worked for gender equality and education, including the dramatic deciding vote in Tennessee.


For ADA accommodations, call (865) 215-8703 or send request to 72 hours in advance of program.