Literary Panel Discussion
Heritage Alliance
02.16.2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Fromthe Austrian Alps, to the coast of Sicily, to a village in Spain, words and arthave the power to transport us around the world.  They also have the power to bring us backhome to a farm in Washington County, Tennessee. Children’s book author/illustrator Rhea Wells ventured far and widethroughout his life, but he always held his hometown of Jonesborough near anddear to his heart.  Wells’ work will beshowcased in the exhibit Far Away and Close to Home: The Art and Words ofAuthor/Illustrator Rhea Wells which will be on display at the McKinney Centerat Booker T. Washington School from January 26 through February 23.  The exhibit will be open to the public from9-5 Monday-Friday and 10-3 on Saturday.  FarAway and Close to Home is presented by the Heritage Alliance and is funded inpart by a grant from Humanities Tennessee, an independent affiliate of theNational Endowment for the Humanities.

On February 16, join us at the McKinney Center for a panel discussion with local librarians and educators.  Where does the field of children's literature stand today?  How has the field changed since Rhea Wells?  What challenges do libraries face today?  Why are libraries important?  Our panel will tackle these topics and more as they honor Rhea Wells' legacy of advocacy.