Calendar of Related Events

Ann Beattie photo

  • October 14, 2017, Saturday — Southern Festival of the Book in Nashville, 10-11 a.m.  in Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville, Tennessee, in the Commons Room. A conversation with Michael Knight and Ann Beattie about Peter Taylor. Contact: 615-770-0006 |
  • December 1, 2017, Friday — A Celebration of Peter Taylor in Charlottesville, 7-8 p.m. in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Ann Beattie, editor of the new Library of America collection of Peter Taylor’s short stories, will join a panel of friends of Peter Taylor to share stories from Taylor’s long career as a professor at the University of Virginia.” (Hosted by New Dominion Bookshop.)

Peter Taylor in Ohio countryside, late 50s with fedora and tie

  • March 21, 2018, Wednesday — Oxford Conference for the Book in Oxford, Mississippi, 2:30 p.m., “A Summons to Oxford—Ann Beattie on Peter Taylor: The Complete Stories” in Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics
  • April 5, 2018, Thursday — MacIlwaine Lecture in American Literature, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

oil painting of Peter Taylor in his late 20s, in white suit and tie

Portrait of Peter Taylor by Virginia Jett (Courtesy of Taylor estate)