What’s Going On

This is not where the sidewalk ends.  This is where the lines at the Woodland Street sidewalk begins. Whether we are having readings, word game nights, creative workshops, or other various special occasions, this is where you will get the up-to-date information for all of the above so you don’t miss out on the literature love.

Upcoming Events

March 2015

East Side Storytellin'



East Side Storytellin’ is a bi-monthly live event that we record and edit into an hour long podcast/radio show.  Recorded live every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, Chuck Beard brings together and hosts local writers and musicians in a spectacular show that lets the talent do all of the shining.  The writers read their original works, beginning promptly at 7pm, and then are followed by original storyteller sets of music by the featured musicians.  After the last note is played, Chuck gathers up all of the featured artists of the night and moderates a casual conversation about the guests’ creative processes, artistic journeys, and special ties to the Nashville area.  It is generally over by 8:30pm, FREE to attend, and a great time had by all present (there is also artist merch, food, and spirits to purchase each round while you enjoy the show).  Beginning in November of 2012, East Side Storytellin’ has consistently showcased the best of what Nashville is about to everyone taking a break from their busy lives to join in the fun.  We hope you make it to one or both or all of the shows coming up listed below.

New year = new changes =

Unbound Arts and 8 Lavender Lane pair themed dinners with a special series ofEast Side Storytellin’ events every other Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m., at historic Riverwood Mansion, January through March!

East Side Storytellin’ is a bi-monthly live event recorded and edit into an hour long podcast, presented by local bookseller, East Side Story located at 5 Points in East Nashville. You may hear each set in its entirety on SoundCloud.

Scrumptious menus will be thoughtfully prepared by 8 Lavender Lane to coincide with the theme of the evening.

Tuesday, January 6th-

Tuesday, January 20th

Tuesday, February 3rd

Tuesday, February 17th

Tuesday, March 3rd

Tuesday, March 17th

East Side Storytellin’ 55

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Time- 7 pm sharp (Central)
Location- Riverwood Mansion (1833 Welcome Lane)
Who will be featured-  reading by Andrew Maraniss (http://andrewmaraniss.com) and music by Marshall Chapman (www.tallgirl.com)

East Side Storytellin’ 56
Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Time- 7 pm sharp (Central)
Location- Riverwood Mansion (1833 Welcome Lane)
Who will be featured-  reading by Michael Supe Granda (www.supeline.comand music by Joseph Lemay (http://josephlemaymusic.com)

Purchase tickets herehttp://www.eventbrite.com/e/unbound-arts-presents-east-side-storytellin-tickets-15958667805

Ongoing Events

Ben Burr by Jeff Bertrand

Ben Burr by Jeff Bertrand

Still up at the store for your enjoyment …

 “Nashville Storytellers: Faces Behind the Stories” on Display at East Side Story 
Nashville visual artist Jeff Bertrand has partnered with East Side Story to create an exhibition of works inspired by local Nashville authors entitledNashville Storytellers: Faces behind the Stories. The exhibition celebrating Nashville’s literary scene through portraits of local authors is ongoing at East Side Story, located at 1108 Woodland Street, Unit B, in East Nashville.