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


September 2014

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.

East Side Storytellin’ 44
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Time- 7 pm sharp (Central)
Location- Mad donna’s (1313 Woodland Street)-http://maddonnas.com
Need information or details about Mad donna’s, call  615-226-1617. Otherwise, it is first come, first available seats.
Who will be featured-  poet Ciona Rouse and music by Amita Fukui.

East Side Storytellin’ 45
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Time- 7 pm sharp (Central)
Location- Mad donna’s (1313 Woodland Street)-http://maddonnas.com
Need information or details about Mad donna’s, call  615-226-1617. Otherwise, it is first come, first available seats.
Who will be featured-  poet Leslie LaChance and music by Taylor Corum.

 

Monday, September 8th, at 6pm, at The Post (1701 Fatherland Street, Suite A): Award-Winning Author Barbara Shoup will be signing/selling her eighth book – Looking for Jack Kerouac – which released on August 12. This newest young adult novel actually whisked her away on a fascinating journey where legends came to life more than 1,000 miles away from her hometown.  Barbara Shoup will also be accompanied by fellow local poets, Jamie Zoe Givens, Chance Chambers, and Nicole Branigan as they share their own stories and poems to liven up the event even more!  FREE to attend.  Arrive early to get a seat!

 

Saturday, September 13th at East Side Story (1108 Woodland Street, Unit B): Author Julie Festa will be on site to sign and sell her latest book- Nashville Food Trucks: Stories & Recipes from the Road.  As part of the 2nd Saturday of September AND the annual Proto Pulp Book Festival taking place at 5 Points at The Idea Hatchery, drop by any time from 11-9pm for the fun!

Saturday, September 20th, at 4pm, at East Side Story (1108 Woodland Street, Unit B): traveling poets Traci Lavois Thiebaud and Sally Anderson will be on site, along with several other local poets, reading some fascinating words that they have put together for your enjoyment.  They will talk for free, have poems for sale, barter, or trade too!

read more by Traci Lavois Thiebaud here- www.campbigstick.tumblr.com

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.