Welcome to The Chatty Café … Knoxville

Featuring timely interviews with:

Local Leaders, Luminaries

Activists, Artists, Authors and Poets



Interviews with

Leaders – Luminaries – Activists


Audio Interview

Dr. Vivian Shipe

Executive Director - "I AM" the Voice of the Voiceless, change agent, visionary, life long learner, with a desire to help others, advocate for the homeless and the mentally ill. Actively pursuing a SAFETY CENTER as an alternative to jail for the mentally ill.

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Audio Interview

Kristen Slusher


Clinical Dietitian:

East Tennessee Children's Hospital

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Readings by

Authors – Artists – Poets



Rita Sims QuillenAuthor of Hiding Ezra


A reading of select segments from Hiding Ezra recorded at The Union Ave Book Store, Knoxville TN


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Tom Higens - Owner: Free Speech Emporium


Author of:

Lilith … In the Pit of Poseidon

Paragraphs … Observations and Musings

Sex in the Cemetery

Percival and Patrick … A Story about Jack

A Walk from Widow’s Weep


Select Poems: Audio Files



The Poem and the Pearl

The Siren’s Song

Something Wicked

The Mathematics of the Mundane




Angela Kumpolt - Canadian Poet


Author of:

Eloquent Silence

Shadow Dancing

Solitary Depth


Select Poems: Audio Files

Until There was You

Here We Are

Sway Me

Fold You to Me

Don’t Run Out on Me

I Want to Do

Jessica Aaron  - “The Broken Poet”


Author of:

A Quarter Century of Darkness

The Darkness and the Glory


Select Poems: Audio Files

The Realm of Nevermore

Blackened Sun


Dark Dream

An Interview With HUSHICHO

(Web Document)





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