SAFTA Reading Series


The SAFTA Reading Series is an award-winning literary reading series that is held monthly at 2PM at Bar Marley just outside of downtown Knoxville.

Writers from all over the country are invited to visit and read from their work. Past performers have included Ada Limón, Chen Chen, Kathy Fagan, James Arthur, Emilia Phillips, Tiana Clark, Karen Skolfield, Amy Wright, Michael Robins, Chad Davidson, T.A. Noonan, Karen Craigo, Joseph Bathanti, Jenny Sadre-Orafai, and Leigh Anne Hornfeldt.

Here's our future schedule of readings:

July 16: Daniel Crocker, James Brubaker, & Brynn Martin

July 22: Holler Salon featuring Anna Lena Phillips Bell, Emily Corwin, Lisa Kwong, HeatherLeigh Maher and Carlo Matos

August 27: Erica Wright, Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick, & Tanque R. Jones

September 17: Richard Peabody, Ciona Rouse, & Amy Ash

October 15: Natalie Giarratano, Sara Wagner, & Daje R. Morris

November 12: Jasmine An, Penny Guisinger, & Denton Loving

December 3: Ivelisse Rodriguez, Caitlin Hamilton Summie, & Tom Hunley

January 28: Mike Martin, Ellen D. Goldstein, & Samantha Edmonds

SAFTA also occasionally hosts HOLLER SALON, a series of mixed medium readings, discussion, film showings, and more at Firefly Farms.

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