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.


East Side Storytellin'

July 2014


 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’ 41

Tuesday, July 15th, 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 Amy Wright (http://www.apsu.edu/zone3.) and music by Sara Marie Thompson (slateandsable.blogspot.com)




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 Starting Oct. 12
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 will kick off with a reception Saturday, October 12, 5–9 p.m. at East Side Story located at 1108 Woodland Street, Unit B, in East Nashville. This reception is free and open to the public. 
Victoria Schwab by Jeff Bertrand

Victoria Schwab by Jeff Bertrand


Still a featured “Nashville NEW YEAR” purchase at the store YOU need to read:

Nashville Ghost Stories for Grown-Ups Just in Time for A New Year and New Look at Nashville’s Past & Present, Local Author’s Short Story Collection comes to life.

The idea of a haunted side to Nashville is nothing new. Sit in a honky-tonk downtown long enough and you’ll hear about how the ghost of Hank Williams still plays there. Take one of the popular ghost tours and you can hear all kinds of stories about Nashville’s famous dead.

But there are also a lot more places in Nashville that just feel like they should be haunted. In A City of Ghosts, Betsy Phillips tells the stories of ghosts that Nashville should have. From a friendly neighbor who, despite being dead, still cooks breakfast for his East Nashville neighbors, to the Devil himself, who still shows up every now and again to mourn the woman he lost to Timothy Demonbreun, Phillips populates her book with ordinary people and familiar places recast in an eerie light.

Betsy Phillips lives in Whites Creek, Tennessee. She is the author of the book A City of Ghosts and blogs for the Nashville Scene‘s political blog “Pith in the Wind.” She also knows all three final resting places of Timothy Demonbreun, where local occultist Ben Allen is buried, and which fields Frank James farmed when he was hiding in middle Tennessee. The Haunting of Hill House gave her nightmares.