Knoxville Tours

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WDVX Tennessee Shines
Knoxville, TN
October 28, 7p

Laura tells a ghost story from Knoxville Walking Tours for the weekly radio show.

WDVX Tennessee Shines
Knoxville, TN
June 11, 7pm

Reading poetry as part of the weekly radio show.

Asheville, NC
August 7 @ 3pm

Laura Still will be reading with two other poets August 7 at 3:00 PM as part of Poetrio, a monthly event hosted by Malaprops Bookstore, 55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 38801. There will be book signing and conversation with the poets following the reading.

Lawson-McGhee Library
Knoxville, TN
August 6, 2pm

Laura will participate in the reading of Decoration Day, a new play by Linda Parsons Marion, on Saturday, August 6 at 2:00 PM. Lawson-McGhee Library, 500 W.Church Ave., Knoxville TN 37902.

Laura's poetry broadside on display at Three Rivers Market March 24 through April 28

Three Rivers Market, Knoxville's member-owned food co-op features exhibits by local artists in the dining area. From March 24 through April 28 the display will include River Songs a poetry broadside of water poems by Laura Still.

Knoxville Walking Tours Spring '13 Schedule includes Civil War Tour

Walk with Laura down the streets of a city torn in two by divided loyalties and then get an overview of the fighting from the observation deck of the Sunsphere. Spies, bridge burners, miracle shots, betrayal, and battle. Details & Tickets

Metro Pulse calls Laura "Knoxville's Story Teller"

Since Laura Still moved to Knoxville at age 20, she’s been busy. Sh's worked as a dental hygienist (and still temps on occasion), a retail store employee, a volunteer Sunday school teacher, a stage manager for Shakespeare on the Square, a tour guide and, most importantly, a writer, all while raising two sons. She's also published a book of Bible-themed plays for grade school children (which she spent five years writing for her Sunday school class) and a collection of her poetry. . . read more

Laura in the News

Holston Hills woman gives downtown walking tours
Laura Still wants to tell you a story.
In fact, she can tell you a lot of them. Stories about Knoxville's early years. Stories about its gunfights. Stories about the city's writers and ghosts and just about anything else you can imagine.
"The stories that are here are just so cool, and most people have no idea," the Holston Hills woman said. That's why she formed Knoxville Walking Tours, based on the decades-long research of her friend Jack Neely, a local historian, author and Metro Pulse associate editor. "People need stories," she said. "They help us connect to the past."
Read the story

WDVX Tennessee Shines

Laura performed "Breaking Beans" and "Rune of the Lightning Bugs" between musical guests at East Tennessee's own weekly entertainment showcase. If you missed it, WDVX will repeat the show Saturday at 10pm on the radio and streamed on the Web.

New Gunslinger Tour

Laura has added a 'gunslingers' tour at Knoxville Walking Tours. After bringing history alive in her guided tour series, she figures it's time to gun some of it down in the streets of downtown Knoxville. Family feuds and wanted outlaws. You'll relive the days when Knoxville was the wild west and Gay Street was the OK Corral.

Acts of the Apostles Blogging Sunday School

I've been teaching Sunday School for over 18 years and teaching children's drama for seven. Something wonderful happens every week and now I'm blogging about it at

Union Ave Bookshop
Knoxville, TN
August 21 @ 3pm

Laura will be reading with two other local poets. Refreshments and reception.

Asheville, NC
August 7, 2011 - 3pm

Laura Still will be reading with two other poets August 7 at 3:00 PM as part of Poetrio, a monthly event hosted by Malaprops Bookstore, 55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 38801. There will be book signing and conversation with the poets following the reading.

Writers' Guild Christmas Book Fair

December 2, 7-8pm
Laura will be participating in the Knoxville Writers' Guild Christmas Book Fair on Thursday,  December 2, 2010 from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Laurel Theater. The Laurel is located on the corner of 16th and Laurel in downtown Knoxville, TN. The Guild will be staging the book fair in conjunction with their annual Holiday Potluck. Admission is free, but $1 donation at the door is appreciated.

Southern Festival of Books

October 8-10
Reading at 1pm, October 9th
Laura will be participating in the Southern Festival of Books by presenting a panel discussion with Cleveland, TN poet Kevin Brown. "The Divine in Every Day--Two Poets" will take place on Saturday, October 9, 2010, in the Capitol Library at 1:00 PM. After the discussion concludes at 2:00, both poets will be signing books in the Signing Colonnade.

Southeastern Christian Writers' Conference

October 22-23
Laura will be participating in the Southeastern Christian Writers Conference  - Beyond Barriers 2010. The conference takes place in Cleveland, TN at the United Christian Church & Ministerial Association, 2200 Peerless Rd., Cleveland, 37311, October 22-23. For more information about the conference, go to

Knoxville Writers' Guild

March 4, 2010 - 7pm (rescheduled from January)
Laura is the featured speaker for the January meeting. She will reading selections from Guardians and from her upcoming book of children's plays, Acts of the Apostles. Warning: there may be audience participation. Open to the public.

Bethel Presbyterian

January 9, 2010 - 3pm
Laura will be returning to her hometown, Kingsport, TN on January 9, 2010 to read from Guardians, her poetry collection. The reading will take place at 3:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall of Bethel Presbyterian Church, located at 1593 Warpath Drive, 37664. Books will available for sale and Laura will be happy to sign copies after the reading.

Saturday, Kingston Writers' and Artists' Expo

November 14, 2009
12pm to 4pm at the Kingston Community Center
Room A
Laura will teach a 50 minute workshop on "Essentials of Writing and Understanding Poetry" at 2pm and then lead an open poetry reading and critique at 3pm. Her books will be on sale at the book table and she will be available for signing before and after her seminar.

Friday the 13th at Carpe Librum

November 13, 2009
Carpe Librum is Knoxville's best independant bookstore. Laura will be reading selections from Guardians starting at 6pm. She will be available to answer questions and sign books afterward.

Get the Current Issue of CityView

My Christmas in Knoxville story, "An Angel Above Us" starts on page 45. Read it online here.

The Party Was Great!

I'm thinking of all my wonderful friends and family that came to the book launch last night. Thanks to everyone for coming and letting me read to youwish I could hug everyone again for making it such a happy night.

Launch Party for Guardians

Friday, October 23 - 6:30 to 8:30pm
Vagabondia, 27 Market Square, Knoxville

Celtic Cat Publishing is releasing Guardians, a collection of poetry by Knoxville writer and long-time Vagabondia employee Laura Still. Please join us for wine and refreshments to celebrate Laura's first book. Following the signing Laura will give a short reading at 8:15.  Books will be available for purchase and Laura will be at the signing table until 8pm.