Acclaimed poet and musician R.B. Morris will perform as part of the Walters State Sevier County Spring Fling on April 19. Morris will appear at 10 a.m. in the Conner-Short Center.
Morris plans to read some of his poetry and perform some original music, although each appearance is determined by the audience. Morris has served as the Jack E. Reese Writer-In-Residence at the University of Tennessee and was named Knoxville’s first Poet Laureate. He has published several books of poetry. His musical releases include “Take That Ride” and “Zeke and the Wheel.” The latter was nominated for American CD of the year. He also received critical acclaim for the one-man play, “The Man Who Lives Here Is Loony.” The play is based on the life of James Agee, a Knoxville novelist best known for the “A Death in The Family.”
Following Morris’ appearance, the Walters State Choir will perform. At 1:30 p.m., Dr. Tim Holder, head of the college’s history department, will present “Andrew Johnson: Statesman or Jerk.”
Spring Fling will also give students the chance to throw a pie at favorite professors with a donation to Mountain Strong.
No admission is charged and everyone is invited. For more information, call the Sevier County Campus at 865-774-5801.