Spring 2019 events
Put your writing on the front burner! Our Write-Ins are casual events, once a month, where we choose a local coffee shop to meet and write. Each one features writing prompts, advice, good coffee, and a quiet place to work, uninterrupted. **Note that this one will start a little earlier than normal. After talking to the barista, it seemed like 8:30 would give us a little extra "quiet" time before the typical Saturday crowd arrives. Seating is first come first serve, but don't be afraid to get there a little late if you need to! :)
Calling all Nashville book nerds! Are you ready for a springtime round of Literary Trivia? We’re partnering with The Porch again to present a fun ‘n’ spirited evening of biblio-based competition at East Nashville Beer Works. It’s FREE to play, and there will be bookish prizes for the top three teams. Who’s in?
Rules of the Game:
1. Teams can have no more than 6 people. If you have a large group of friends, don’t be shy, split up into smaller groups, and hey, maybe make some new friends at the same time! Come up with a fun, catchy name. We like to laugh, so have fun with this! And don’t forget to add your team name to your post-it EVERY TIME you turn in your answer.
2. Team sign-ups begin at 6:00 pm, and the quizzing will start at 6:30.
3. We know you know, but we have to reiterate, there is no phone use during play. No exceptions. But since we know the withdrawals can be severe, we’ll schedule a couple of breaks when you can pull out those phones and post about how much you love literary trivia.
The Porch presents BOOKS, BARS & GUITARS, back at Analog again for a special spring evening of verse. Our featured poet, Jericho Brown, will perform work from his new collection, THE TRADITION. Also featured will be poet Destiny Birdsong, musical talent Jason Eskridge Music, and John Shakespear. Your host for the evening will be Jakob Lewis, OZ Artist-in-Residence and creator of Neighbors Podcast.
Analog at the Hutton Hotel
Doors 6 pm
Show 7 pm
Suggested donation: $10
LIMITED VIP SEATING AVAILABLE: Enjoy the show from a cocktail table or comfy couch: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/books-bars-guitars-writes-of-spring-featuring-jericho-brown-tickets-60106963546
***This is a free event, and while an RSVP is not required, it's encouraged to ensure we can get a better idea of how much food to supply. Please do so here: slowfoodmidtn.com/events/2019/4/14/slow-food-slow-writing-write-in.***
At this Slow Food Middle Tennessee and The Porch event, we'll celebrate the virtues of slowing down to embrace the creative process and joy in writing, cooking, eating, and drinking.
Whether you're a published author or a writing novice, you'll be inspired by fun, open-ended writing prompts to get the creative juices flowing, and you'll get to learn about ways to incorporate "slowness" into your writing, cooking, and eating practices. Plus, we'll hear from Diskin Cider's chef Jeremy Britt about the cider fermentation process and how the cidery sources its ingredients.
Enjoy a complimentary snack from Diskin Cider, or order something off the brunch menu as "we write to taste life twice." (Quote by Anais Nin.) This event is free and open to the public. Slow Food Middle Tennessee members will each receive a free drink ticket to use on one of Diskin's delicious ciders.
Stir the pot and let it simmer to get those creative juices flowing. Marinate alongside a community of Nashville creatives passionate about telling the story of our food and culinary heritage. Immerse yourself in a creative, sensory experience, and learn how to "Slow the Fork Down."