Literary Walking Tours

Knox County Public Library and Knoxville Walking Tours explore East Tennessee’s literary heritage

Storyteller Laura Still of Knoxville Walking Tours will guide these library-tailored tours through downtown Knoxville. Each tour lasts 90 minutes and will start in front of Lawson McGhee Library. The tours are free for Knox County Public library cardholders. Advanced registration is required.  

Fall 2021 Schedule

September 25 at 10:00 a.m.

Explore Knoxville with James Agee
See Knoxville through the poetic eye of James Agee, and learn how the city of his birth influenced the work of one of Tennessee’s greatest writers. We will visit the places Agee would recognize today and travel back to 1915 to imagine Knoxville in his childhood. Register now

October 23 at 10:00 a.m.

Ghostly Knoxville
The sunny streets of Knoxville have a long history of violence and bloodshed. Take a walk on the shadow side and find out where restless spirits, haints, and magical creatures may be lurking in the twilight hours. Register now

November 13 at 2:00 p.m.

Scenes from Suttree (and Other Stories)
Knoxville has inspired more than one writer as a setting for novels and stories. Stroll through scenes from Cormac McCarthy’s Suttree and listen to descriptions of our city in novels, stories, and poems. Not to mention the movies! Register now