Bill Landry of WBIR TV’s Heartland Series to be hosted by the Fentress County Historical Society

Bill Landry, narrator, host and co-producer of WBIR TV’s Heartland Series will present “A Celebration of a People andDisplaying 1936273_122469229056_2733137_n.jpgBill Landry of WBIR TV's "The Heartland Series" a Land”, Tuesday, March 8, 4:30pm and 6:00 pm, in the large courtroom of the Fentress County Courthouse.

A presentation of the Fentress County Historical Society’s Visiting Author Series, Bill will also sell and autograph his books, including Appalachian Tales and Heartland Adventures, Tellin’ It For the Truth and Buddy, Dog of the Smokies.

Bill has received two Emmy Awards for directing Heartland Series episodes and the prestigious Education in Appalachia Award from Carson-Newman College.

For over thirty years, he has written, produced and performed in his one-man play, Einstein the Man, which has been presented over 1,000 times in thirty-eight states and Canada.

He is deeply rooted in the Appalachian Region and serves on the Princess Theatre Board in Harriman and the Sequoyah Birthplace Board in Vonore. He also serves on the Tennessee Historical Commission, having been appointed by Governor Bill Haslam.

A graduate of Trinity University, the Dallas Theatre Center, with a Master of Fine Arts degree and a BA in literature from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, he has also received an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from Lincoln Memorial University and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

The Fentress County Historical Society invites everyone to be at the Fentress County Courthouse, March 8, at 4:30pm or 6:00pm, to meet Bill Landry, hear his presentation and get autographed copies of his books. Refreshments will be served between presentations. Reservations and/or tickets are not required. Just come on out and enjoy this rare event!

Interested in learning more about the Fentress County Historical Society?  Visit our website at www.fentresscountyhistoricalsociety.org and our Facebook Page. We would also like to have you visit the Fentress County Historical Society Museum at Allardt, open Saturdays 10am to 1pm (limited winter hours through March).