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Join Kingsport Public Library and the Friends of the Kingsport Public Library for the next in the Behind the Book series on June 10 at 7:00 p.m. Behind the Book will feature discussions with regional authors and illustrators to find out more about their books. The discussion will be held virtually via Google Meet (link available at

Larry D. Thacker is the next author in the series. A native of Kentucky who now lives in Johnson City, Thacker has had his poetry published in over 170 publications. He also is the author of Mountain Mysteries: The Mystic Traditions of Appalachia, several full poetry collections, and numerous short stories including his latest short story collection, Working it Off in Labor County: Stories.

“We want to provide a platform to local authors to connect with the public,” said Kate Woodworth, librarian at Kingsport Public Library. “The authors represent a variety of genres so the community can experience a wide range of literary interests.”

Upcoming Behind the Book discussions will feature J. Dianne Dotson. Visit the Library website, for more information or contact the Kingsport Public Library at 423-224-2539.