Join us Thursday, September 16, for the latest edition of our music+lit event series Books, Bars & Guitars, at Analog at the Hutton Hotel. We're celebrating the release of RECKONING: TENNESSEE WRITERS ON 2020.
Supported by an Arts Resilience grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission, RECKONING invites readers to bear witness to 2020 from diverse angles, from a front porch in Knoxville to a virtual classroom in Johnson City; from the tornado-ravaged neighborhood of East Nashville to the sidewalks of Memphis. These writers find surprising moments of joy and solace and humor in the midst of crisis, but they do not shy from expressing grief and acute longing. Their essays, stories, and poems give us vivid glimpses of an unforgettable year, one in which we were all challenged to reckon with ourselves, our sense of community and safety, our commitment to justice, and our place on this planet.
The evening will feature readings from the anthology and music from Langhorne Slim, Andrew Combs, and Kyshona. Limited VIP seating available. Masks required. If you are unvaccinated, we kindly ask that you sit this one out.
Doors 6:30 pm CT, show 7 pm CT.
This is a free event, but a $10 donation is suggested and appreciated. You may purchase VIP seating in advance.
Thank you to our event sponsors: IngramSpark, Tennessee Arts Commission, and Analog