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Marble Mountain: A Vietnam Memoir is an Adrenalin rush

 

Clarksville Book ReviewClarksville, TN – Marble Mountain: A Vietnam Memoir is a book that takes you inside the mind of a helicopter pilot in the throes of war.. When you begin the first chapter, you are captured by the understated play-by-play of the life of a young boy who grew up in Tullahoma and became a decorated pilot in one of the areas of heavy combat in Vietnam.

Bud Willis, author of Bluestocking and former resident of Clarksville, tells the story in Marble Mountain of being a pilot of a Huey (UH1-E, the workhorse helicopter of the Vietnam War; it is a forerunner of the Cobra) and being sent to pick up an injured Marine.

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Bluestocking, the Story of a Tennessee Family

 

Clarksville Book ReviewClarksville, TN – There is a special kind of down-to-earth spirit that Tennesseans have that you don’t necessarily find in other parts of this country. Tennesseans aren’t about being uppity by bragging about how rich their family is or who has the biggest house.

They are much more concerned about how you treat your neighbors and if you’re good to your own family. Tennesseans want you to tell it like it is without putting on airs.

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Former Clarksville Resident Bud Willis Addresses 2014 Clarksville Writers’ Conference Authors

 

Clarksville Writer's ConferenceClarksville, TN – Former Assistant Director of Academic Affairs and Professor Emeritus of Theater Joe Fillipo introduced his long-time friend, Bud Willis, at the Friday luncheon of Clarksville Writers’ Conference 2014. Describing Willis’ service in Viet Nam as a Huey “chopper” pilot and his career as a stockbroker in glowing terms, Fillipo also revealed that Bud’s birth name was “Beasley.”

Bud told his audience that he wrote his first book, Bluestocking, about gratitude. His mother, who was born in the Bluestocking area near Tullahoma, reared her nine children alone from the time her youngest was two months old. Bud’s tribute to his mother and the antics of his brothers and sisters are well documented in his first book.

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Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference to be held June 5th-6th, 2014

 

This Year’s Keynote Speaker is Susan Gregg Gilmore

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council, in partnership with Austin Peay State University and the Tennessee Arts Commission, will be holding the the Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference June 5th and 6th, 2014, on the campus of Austin Peay State University.

We are very honored to have as this year’s keynote speaker Susan Gregg Gilmore, critically-acclaimed novelist and author of Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen, The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove and The Funeral Dress.

Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference Keynote speaker Susan Gregg Gilmore

Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference Keynote speaker Susan Gregg Gilmore

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Susan Gregg Gilmore to Keynote Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, June 5th-6th, 2014

 

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council, in partnership with Austin Peay State University and the Tennessee Arts Commission, is pleased to announce the Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, being held June 5th and 6th, 2014, on the campus of Austin Peay State University.

We are very honored to have as this year’s keynote speaker Susan Gregg Gilmore, critically-acclaimed novelist and author of Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen, The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove and The Funeral Dress.

Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference Keynote speaker Susan Gregg Gilmore

Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference Keynote speaker Susan Gregg Gilmore

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Tennessee Literary Luminaries author Sue Culverhouse to Speak at Woodward Library Society program this Thursday, March 20th

 

Woodward Library Society of Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On Thursday, March 20th, at 5:30pm, Sue Freeman Culverhouse will speak at the Winter Program of the Woodward Library Society of Austin Peay State University in Room 232 of the library. Refreshments are at 5:00pm.

The event was originally scheduled for February 20th, but was canceled due to inclement weather.

Her topic will be her third book, Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren (The History Press, 2013). Culverhouse, long a staff-writer for ClarksvilleOnline.com, features in this book eleven Tennessee authors.

Tennessee Literary Luminaries book by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

Tennessee Literary Luminaries book by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

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Tennessee Literary Luminaries author Sue Culverhouse to Speak at Woodward Library Society program

 

Woodward Library Society of Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On Thursday, February 20th, at 5:00pm, Sue Freeman Culverhouse will speak at the Winter Program of the Woodward Library Society of Austin Peay State University in Room 232 of the library.

Her topic will be her third book, Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren (The History Press, 2013). Culverhouse, long a staff-writer for ClarksvilleOnline.com, features in this book eleven Tennessee authors.

Tennessee Literary Luminaries book by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

Tennessee Literary Luminaries book by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

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Tennessee Literary Luminaries by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

 

Sue Culverhouse author of "Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren "Clarksville, TN – Sue Freeman Culverhouse, long a staff-writer for ClarksvilleOnline.com, features eleven Tennessee authors in her new book. Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren (The History Press, Charleston, SC, 2013). Her author website, www.sueculverhouse.com, links her readers to information about the book and her upcoming blog.

“I’m tired of people outside Tennessee believing that we’re all wearing overalls without a shirt, chewing tobacco, going barefoot, toting six-shooters, and living off road kill,” Culverhouse admits. “I want our youngsters to be proud of the literary heritage these and other Tennessee writers have contributed to the world of literature. All of the authors in my book have interesting lives in addition to having written not-to-be missed books.”

Tennessee Literary Luminaries by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

Tennessee Literary Luminaries by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

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Tennessee Literary Luminaries Author, Sue Freeman Culverhouse, to hold book signing at APSU November 12th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Sue Freeman Culverhouse, staff writer for Clarksvilleonline.com, has just released her new book, Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren (The History Press, Charleston, SC, 2013).

Already receiving rave reviews, Tennessee Literary Luminaries encompasses the biographies of 11 Tennessee authors: Robert Penn Warren, Alex Haley, Cormac McCarthy, William Gay, Peter Taylor, Eleanor Ross Taylor, Alice Randall, A. Scott Pearson, Bud Willis, Amy Greene and Marshall Chapman.

Tennessee Literary Luminaries book by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

Tennessee Literary Luminaries book by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

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Former Clarksvillian Bud Willis Wins Major Literary Award

 
Bud Willis

Bud Willis

The name Bud Willis isn’t exactly a household word in spite of the fact that he is to accept the 2012 Distinguished Arts and Humanities Medal for Literary Arts in Memphis on November 9th. This honor was formerly bestowed on John Grisham, Eudora Welty, Shelby Foote and other luminaries in the world of literature.

Many Clarksville area residents know Bud as their stockbroker and manager at J. C. Bradford and Company from 1972 to 1982. His second book, Marble Mountain:A Vietnam Memoir, was featured in a well-attended book-signing at F & M Bank in June, 2011. Bud has been featured on Clarksville Online in “Bluestocking—A Family Story with a Tennessee Heart,” “Marble Mountain: A Vietnam Memoir Is Unforgettable,” Seredipity—An Afternoon with Lee and Bud Willis and Friends,” and “How I met Bud Willis.” «Read the rest of this article»

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