The Rose Glen Literary Festival 2017 was held on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Elyse Bruce and Thomas D. Taylor as well as the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce, the Sevier County Public Library System, Friends of the King Family Library, the Sevierville Convention Center, WVLT-TV, and Old Mill Pigeon River Pottery sponsored the event, now in its eighth year.
The event was a rousing success and had notable speakers such as Pulitzer prize nominee Ben Montgomery, renowned forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass and author and television documentary maker Jon Jefferson of Jefferson Bass book fame, and Georgia Author of the Year Award winner June Hall McCash.
Thomas D. Taylor and Elyse Bruce were commissioned for the second year in a row to create a painting for the Rose Glen Literary Festival 2017 poster. We included two book covers in the painting. One was “Death’s Acre” by Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. The second was “Titanic” by June Hall McCash. Dr. McCash was thrilled to see her book featured so prominently in the Taylor/Bruce painting.
This year’s program in pdf can be downloaded by clicking HERE.