Scott Miller Opens UT Libraries Spring Series

Scott MillerSinger and songwriter Scott Miller opens the spring Writers in the Library Series tonight at 7 p.m. in Hodges Library auditorium.

Miller fronts the Knoxville band Scott Miller and the Commonwealth. The group’s latest album "Reconstruction" was recorded live in Johnson City and released in 2007.

Writers in the Library began in 1999 and is managed by the UT Libraries Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence. The current writer-in-residence is R.B. Morris, a singer, songwriter and poet from Knoxville.

"One of things I’ve tried to add to the mix is the tradition of songwriters as poets, which I believe is the prevalent, if not dominant, part of the current ‘poetic voice’ in our culture," Morris said. "Along those lines we are starting the series off this spring with Scott Miller, a local songwriter with a growing international following."

Writers in the Library is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the Creative Writing Program in the UT Department of English. The series brings various writers to campus throughout the year to read from their works.

For more info on the series, and a complete listing of events, visit the Writers in the Library Web site.

For more info on Scott Miller, visit his Web site.