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Literature Scene is Alive and Well in Nashville

Are you a seasoned poet, an author or an aspiring writer? Do you love to hear the words of other artists, or do you have a passion for storytelling in front of an audience? It’s easy to become a part of Nashville’s thriving poetry and literature scene. By attending regular events like the ones below, you’ll meet other likeminded writers and join a community of creative people.

POETRY IN THE BREW: Open mic poetry reading held on the second Saturday of every month.

Sign-up to read your work aloud at 5:30 p.m.

Readings start at 6 p.m. and usually last until 8 or past 9 p.m.

Location: Portland Brew East, 1921 Eastland Ave., Nashville, TN

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EAST SIDE STORY: Nashville’s only all-local bookstore located in the heart of East Nashville helps local writers tell their best stories.

On the first and third Tuesday of every month in East Nashville, Chuck Beard brings together and hosts local writers and musicians in a spectacular show, East Side Storytellin’.

Location: The Post, 1701 Fatherland St., Nashville, TN

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In 2015, East Side Story published an anthology by Nashville-based authors. The book/CD combo is titled Based On: Words, Notes, and Art from Nashville.

On Monday, June 15, 2015, the community celebrated its release with a one-night release concert at Belmont University’s McAfee Concert Hall. The evening was hosted by Music City Roots’ Craig Havighurst and included performances by a majority of the contributing artists all to commemorate the launch of this unique project.

All proceeds from the book and event benefit the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville.

More publishing projects are in the works for Nashville-based authors. In the meantime, you can purchase Based On: Words, Notes, and Art from Nashville at East Side Story in East Nashville.

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Photo from East Side Story

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