Saturday, April 10

Writers and Contributors

The Tennessee Magazine is grateful that so many people share their talents with our readers each month.

Kathryn Witt is an award-winning travel and lifestyle writer whose travels take her all over the world to share its stories. Favorite sights include the glaciers of Alaska; fjords of Norway; castles of Russia; and the small towns of America.6 Articles

For more than 40 years, Jerry Kirk, a native of Whitesburg in East Tennessee, edited statewide membership publications that went to members of farm supply and electric cooperatives across Tennessee. He’s the retired manager of the Communications Department at Tennessee Farmers Cooperative in LaVergne, where he was editor of the Tennessee Cooperator. For a couple of years in the mid-1980s, he was also editor of The Tennessee Magazine. Jerry, a native of Whitesburg in East Tennessee, is married to the former Jane Downing of Pikeville. Their son, Chris Kirk, is associate editor of The Tennessee Magazine.4 Articles

Marilyn Jones, a journalist and photographer for more than 30 years, specializes in travel. Her articles and photographs have appeared in major newspapers and magazines and online at and Her website is Articles