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UT AuthorFest and the Clarence Brown Theatre present


Celebrating the writing of Anton Chekhov
October 2017

Featuring Plays, Stories, and Discussions


  • Three Sisters
    September 28 to October 15
    Clarence Brown Theater
  • Stupid F#*%ing Bird
    Presented by the Pellissippi State Theatre Program
    Clayton Performing Arts on the Hardin Valley campus of Pellissippi State
    Oct. 20-22, 27-29 7:30 PM (2 PM Sundays)
    UT students, faculty, and staff receive a discount.

Keynote Lecture

"Not Just Dogs: The Question of the Animal in Chekhov"
Thursday, October 12
4 PM
McClung Tower, Room 1210

  • Radislav Lapushin
    Associate Professor of Russian
    UNC-Chapel Hill
    Author of “Dew on the Grass”: The Poetics of Inbetweenness in Chekhov

Other Events

  • Wednesday, October 11
    7 PM
    Relix Theatre: An Evening through Chekhov's Spektacles
    • The Bear and other performances by UT theatre faculty and students
    • The Harmfulness of Smoking Tobacco
      • Presented by River and Rail Theatre Company
  • Friday, October 13
    • 12 PM
      Greer Room, UT Library: Reconsidering Chekhov
      Panel discussion and presentations

Knox County Public Library

  • October 3 and 10
    6:30 PM
    Lawson-McGhee Library Meeting Room
    Chekhov discussion group and book club
    UT Professor Natalia Pervukhin, moderator
    Author of Chekhov, The Sense and the Nonsense.

Creative Writing Competitions

  • more info coming soon

For more information, contact Stephen Blackwell,

Explore previous and future AuthorFests.

sponsored by: 
Department of Modern Foreign Languages and LiteraturesDepartment of EnglishDepartment of TheatreClarence Brown TheatreUT Humanities Center • Haines-Morris Endowment • UT-Ready for the World fundPellissippi State Community CollegeKnox County Public Libraries

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