Skip to content

2017 Events & Assignments

Book Selection – Station Eleven

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

A science fiction novel that takes place during a fictional swine flu pandemic, the book won the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the Toronto Book Award. It was nominated for the National Book Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Reader’s Guide         Creative Assignment

2017 Events

This year, UT is partnering with Knox County Public Library for their Knox Reads program. Knox Reads is Knox County Public Library’s annual effort to encourage the entire community to read the same book. This year they have also chosen Station Eleven. Students, faculty and staff will be invited to participate in discussion sessions on campus and other community events.


Tentative Schedule 

August 19 – September 1 – Escape Room Open in Hodges Library

October 4 – Big Read Launch Event with Knox County Public Libraries

October 6 – Central Collective First Friday – 6PM

October 6 – Movies on Market Square – 6PM

October 10 – Pandemic Board Game Night – 7PM (Carter Branch Library)

October 16 – Pandemic Board Game Night  – 7PM (Powell Branch Library)

October 17 – Pandemic Board Game Night (Howard Pinkston Branch)

October 19 – Pandemic Board Game Night – 6:30PM – (Burlington and Cedar Bluff Branches)

November 13 – Author Presentation – Emily St. John Mandel – 5:30PM-6:30PM
(Cox Auditorium, UT)



The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.