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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ….
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 ….