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April 2017

Revolutionary Writers Reading

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Soulsville Charter School presents the fourth annual Revolutionary Writers Reading. This event allows middle school writers from the Soulsville Charter School to share their art with a wider audience.

Impossible Language

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ongoing contemporary poetry series organized by Ashley Roach-Freiman.

Curated In collaboration with Memphis/Fayetteville-based poet Bailey Hutchinson, this special Impossible Language will feature poetry readings by writers shaping the literary scene in Fayetteville, Arkansas: Julia Paganelli Marín, Vicente Yépez, Molly Bess Rector, and MD Myers.

Cazateatro Youth Bilingual Theater Workshops

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

In these theater workshops for kids aged 10 to 12, we will explore the similarities and differences that make cultural styles unique. Your child will enjoy fun, creative, hands-on activities that will leave them yearning to experience more from this bilingual, multicultural setting lead by the cast of Cazateatro. Workshops dates are February 25, March 4 and 25, and April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.

March 2017

Pinch Journal Release Party

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the staff of the Pinch Literary Journal in celebration of the official release of our Spring 2017 issue! Featured contributors for the reading will be Brenna Wormer and Michael Alessi.

Impossible Language

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ongoing contemporary poetry series organized by Ashley Roach-Freiman. This month’s event features readings by Sheree Renée Thomas, Ashley Anna McHugh, Alina Stefanescu, and Ashley M. Jones.

February 2017

Yoga with Cats

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

On the final day of the We Need to Talk exhibition, we invite you to take a moment to “paws” and reflect and heal your broken heart in this Yoga with Cats event hosted by Memphis Animals Services (MAS), Crosstown Arts, and Co-Motion Studio.

MAS will have approximately 10 adoptable cats at the Crosstown Arts gallery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adriene Holland, co-owner of Co-Motion Studio, will teach two yoga classes — one at 11 a.m. and another at noon — during which cats will be free-roaming and interacting with the yogis.

Connecting Crosstown: Concourse Update

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us to meet your neighbors and learn more about the progress of Crosstown Concourse! Get an overview of the construction timeline as well as information about future resources and opportunities. We are welcoming our neighbors, business owners and friends to join us for coffee, conversation, and questions.

December 2016

Impossible Language

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ongoing contemporary poetry series organized by Ashley Roach-Freiman. This first-ever multidisciplinary Impossible Language will feature literary readings by Erin Elizabeth Smith, Emily Capettini, and Jennie Frost of Sundress Publications/Sundress Academy of the Arts.

November 2016

The Way I See It

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Middle school students from the story booth after-school workshop will perform an original play about bullying. The students, who range in age from 11 to 14 years and attend Humes Preparatory Academy, devised the script themselves. In the play, the bullying incident is explained from the perspectives of parents, faculty, and kids.

working writers’ cocktail hour: special edition, Election Day +1

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

cocktail hour networking event for working writers

whether or not your day-job is writing makes no difference — if you’re a working writer, you’re invited.

Crosstown Arts