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February 2017

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.

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 ….

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