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November 2016

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.

Pinch Literary Journal Release Party

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join the staff of The Pinch Literary Journal in celebration of the official release of the Fall 2016 issue! There will be readings from featured contributors Katie Knoll, Christian Anton Gerard, and John McDermott.

story booth typing pool

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Volunteer to help us type up stories from middle- and high-school writers to be included in our fall 2016 book project. Just show up at story booth with a (functioning) laptop and your best words-per-minute/hunt-and peck skills and help us get student stories ready to go into print.

October 2016

Impossible Language

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ongoing contemporary poetry series organized by Ashley Roach-Freiman.

Visiting Writer Robert Olen Butler

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening with Robert Olen Butler, author of the novel Perfume River, which examines family ties and the legacy of the Vietnam War through the portrait of a single North Florida family.

September 2016

Visiting Writer Jacqueline Woodson

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening with the author of the best-selling memoir “Brown Girl Dreaming,” Jacqueline Woodson, as she shares with us her lyrical new novel, “Another Brooklyn.”

August 2016

Working Writer’s Cocktail Hour, 5th ed.

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

the back-to-school edition. for writers.
in the interests of continuing to further cultivate and connect the writing community of Memphis, story booth is hosting the 5th edition of Crosstown Arts‘ Working Writers’ Cocktail Hour, on Wednesday, August 24, from 5:30 to 7 pm, in conjunction with sponsor Memphis Daily News.
all writers who live and work in Memphis—whether writers of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, playwriting, journalism, art writing, music writing—are invited to visit story booth for an hour (or ….

Tommy Kha: A Real Imitation Booksigning

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for a reading, signing, and sale of “A Real Imitation” (Ain’t Bad) with New York/Memphis-based artist Tommy Kha.

Growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, Tommy Kha felt a pervasive alienation from his surroundings and was often mistaken for a tourist or ‘foreigner.’ Gesturing to his eyes, strangers would inquire about his ethnicity. As he approached adolescence, these inquiries evolved into questions concerning his sexuality, adding a new layer to his perceived outsider status. These experiences ….

July 2016

Memphis ZineFest 2016

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us to see and purchase new zines created by community workshop participants, story booth workshop participants, and professional “zinesters” from Memphis and beyond!
Featured vendors (as of July 10)
Rickie & Aimee
Grrl Punch Magazine
Porceline Teeth Zines
WWW (Courtney & Adele)
Stuffed Animal
Eric C
We have about 10-15 table spaces for local vendors, please email Erica Qualy (ericaqualy@yahoo.com) to reserve your spot!

Zine Workshop

07/25/16 – 07/29/16
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

this workshop gives participants the chance to write(design/draw/collage, etc.) and self-publish an original “zine,” and then to display their work at our second-annual ZineFest on Friday, July 29, alongside the work of professional “zinesters” from Memphis and beyond. participants will develop and display their creative writing and art and design skills, and they’ll leave with a better understanding of the elements and power of DIY publishing. participants will also design a collaborative zine during the week, so that each participant ….

Crosstown Arts