Chattanooga-area book news includes the next title for a book club, authors coming to book festival

Image Courtesy of Humanities Tennessee / The 2021 Southern Festival of Books poster.

A local book club has announced its next title, and a book festival has named its initial slate of guests.


The Chattanooga Theatre Centre Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 in the mainstage lobby, 400 River St., to discuss Lynn Nottage's "Sweat." The play was the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize.

Filled with humor and heart, "Sweat" tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.

To find the script, search for the Chattanooga Theatre Centre Book Club Facebook page and ask to join.