John O. Hodges will read and discuss his book "Delta Fragments" at the Thursday, Oct. 3 meeting of the Knoxville Writers Guild. The event, which will be open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. at the Laurel Theater. A $2 donation is requested at the door. The building is handicapped accessible. The book consists of thirty-two autobiographical episodes or vignettes that deal with Hodges' struggles to get an education and to possess his life in the Mississippi Delta during the 1950s and 1960s.