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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.

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.”

Crosstown Arts