Sewanee Writers’ Conference

Celebrating its 28th summer session, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference will run from Tuesday, July 18 through Saturday, July 29, and feature readings, panels, and lectures by nationally-recognized faculty, editors, publishers and literary agents.
A complete Conference schedule can be found online at Authors’ books are available at the University Book & Supply Store.
Supported by the Walter E. Dakin Memorial Fund established through the estate of the late Tennessee Williams, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference offers instruction and criticism to writers through a series of workshops, readings and craft lectures in poetry, fiction and playwriting. For more information, call (931) 598-1654 or visit the Sewanee Writers’ Conference website at

Morton Memorial Fish Fry

The 11th annual fish fry will be at Morton Memorial United Methodist Church (MMUMC) from 4–7 p.m., Saturday, July 29. This is a rain or shine event and take out is available. Come enjoy fried catfish, hushpuppies, cole slaw and dessert.
Proceeds from the fish fry help enable MMUMC’s many community outreach programs. The annual “Tools 4 School” program provides the essential back to school supplies for all the students at Monteagle Elementary School. The “Christmas on the Mountain” program provided gifts for more than 115 children last year. These and other ministries are an integral part of how MMUMC helps its neighbors on the Plateau. MMUMC also provides support to Gospel Partners and their efforts with an orphanage and school in India.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Contact Marietta Poteet,,(931) 924-7666, (615) 476-8087. You can also purchase tickets the day of the event.

Monteagle Mountain Market Arts and Crafts Show

The 58th Annual Monteagle Mountain Market Arts and Crafts Show will be 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, July 29 and 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Sunday, July 30. The event is behind Monteagle City Hall, 16 Dixie Lee Avenue.
Talented artisans and crafters will display their handmade creations. There are a few vendor spaces available.
For more information call the South Cumberland Chamber of Commerce at (931) 924-5353 or email

5th Annual Bone Drop

Animal Harbor is holding its fifth annual Bone Drop at noon, Saturday, Aug. 5, at the shelter. Up to 150 bones will be sold at $100 per bone; the bones will be dropped from 50 feet, and the bone that lands closest to the center of a target wins $5,000. You are encouraged to go in with friends, family or co-workers to share the cost of a bone; and you don’t have to be present to win. The proceeds from this major fundraiser will support Animal Harbor’s low-income spay/neuter program and the work of readying this year’s many puppies and kittens for adoption.
 To purchase a bone or for further information, stop by Animal Harbor at 56 Nor-Nan Rd., in Decherd, or download the purchase form from the website and mail it in with your payment. If you’re on the Mountain, contact Sue Ridyard or call 598 9260.

Reverse Raffle

The Sewanee Business Alliance (SBA) is sponsoring a reverse raffle to benefit Angel Park and the Community Action Committee, with a chance for participants to win up to $10,000.
Tickets are $100 each and are for sale at the following local businesses: The Blue Chair, Locals, Lemon Fair, University Realty, and Woody’s Bicycles. Tickets may also be purchased online at
The reverse raffle drawing will be held during AngelFest, Friday, Sept. 29.

Combined School Calendar 2017-18

The combined school calendar is here! This includes Franklin, Grundy and Marion counties, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School, the School of Theology and the University of the South.