Dr. Bass returns to Heritage Center

Dr. Bill Bass will be speaking at the Heritage Center on Friday, May 14.

Dr. Bill Bass will be speaking at the Heritage Center on Friday, May 14.

Returning favorite Dr. Bill Bass, forensic anthropologist, teacher, author and creator of Knoxville’s own “Body Farm,” will be at Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend on Friday evening, May 14, at 7 p.m., for his third presentation at the Center.

Dr. Bass, along with writing partner Jon Jefferson, has authored five novels in the “Body Farm” series, including the latest, “The Bone Thief,” released in March. Books will be available for purchase on May 14, and Dr. Bass will sign copies following his presentation. Books may be purchased directly from the authors with cash or check only. No credit cards will be accepted.

Special guest that evening will be Helen Taylor, who is in three of Dr. Bass’ books: Death’s Acre, The Devil’s Bones and The Bone Thief. Ms. Taylor manages the crematorium in Maryville for area funeral directors. Following Dr. Bass’s presentation, both he and Ms. Taylor will answer questions from the audience.

Sponsoring Dr. Bass’ presentation on May 14 is Akins/Crisp Public Strategies.

Admission is $4 at the door, with free admission for Heritage Center members.

During the Heritage Center Guild annual fundraising event, “Heritage Happening,” which will be Saturday, May 22, at the center, an evening dinner party for 10 at the Barn Event Center with Bass will be auctioned as part of the fundraiser.

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