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Grant Writing Seminar

Presented by Middle Tennessee Council at Jet Potter Scout Office, Nashville

August 3 - August 4, 2015

Join us for a two-day grant writing seminar with the Middle Tennessee Council.

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Summer Challenge Finale

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

August 13, 2015

Join us for the East Branch Library's Summer Challenge Wrap-up Party: log your points and claim your prizes!


Manga Night

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Goodlettsville Branch, Goodlettsville

June 11 - August 13, 2015

Hang out with other otaku teens and discuss manga, anime, and cosplay!


Poetry Reading: Oluwakemi Elufiede

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Green Hills Branch, Nashville

August 15, 2015

Author Oluwakemi Elufiede reads from her inspirational poetry anthology Sunshine Never Rains. The author will have books available for purchase.


Christian Writers' Workshop With Special Guest Monica Schmelter, General Manager of WHTN-TV

Presented by Covenant Christian Writers

August 15, 2015

Covenant Christian Writers offers training and fellowship opportunities.  This workshop is open to beginning/non-published as well as published Christian writers in TN and Southern...more

Tales From The Flip-Side

Presented by John Pyka Productions at Centennial Black Box Theater, Nashville

August 15, 2015

Time Travel. Prohibition. Gangsters. Magic. Music. Masked Vigilantes.

These are just a few of the elements of the new novel and accompanying one man show Tales From The...more

Preschool Story Time

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Donelson Branch, Nashville

June 8 - August 17, 2015

Every Monday at 10:30am, be part of the fun, sharing stories, songs, dancing and sometimes crafts.


3rd Tuesday Book Club

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Hermitage Branch, Hermitage

June 16 - August 18, 2015

Every third Tuesday at 6:30pm. We always welcome new members.


Studio NPL: Cypher

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

August 19, 2015

Teen poets, emcees, DJ's, spoken word artists, and producers meet to develop their work, share pieces, and collaborate on projects. Participating artists will have access to larger events and...more

Third Thursday Book Club

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Donelson Branch, Nashville

June 18 - August 20, 2015

Join us for a lively discussion.


Third Thursday Book Club

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Edmondson Pike Branch, Nashville

June 18 - August 20, 2015

Join the Third Thursday Book Club as they discuss contemporary fiction and non-fiction titles with other book fans. Call (615) 880-3957, ext. 73789 for information on each month's...more

Band of Poets

Presented by Bobby's Idle Hour at Bobby's Idle Hour, Nashville

August 21, 2015

Bands of Poets is an occasional poetry reading series at Bobby's Idle Hour on Music Row. This edition...more

Storyland Saturday

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Bellevue Branch, Nashville

June 6 - August 22, 2015

Come to the library for some super stories, songs, and silliness! (No Storyland Saturday on June 20 or July 4.)


Burn Through Your Story | Writing and Performance Workshop with Minton Sparks

Presented by Scarritt Bennett Center at Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville

August 22, 2015

Every one of us has a story about who we are.  Some are wildly inspiring; other times, they are the very things that hold us back.  Minton believes that tremendous value lies in locating...more

Going to the Source: Family Poetry

Presented by The Porch Writers' Collective at The Skillery, Nashville

August 22, 2015

Our families are inspirations and obstacles, sources of love and strife in our poetry. Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, step-parents, in-laws,...more

Family Fun Time

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Bellevue Branch, Nashville

June 1 - August 24, 2015

Join Ms. Katie for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft! Ages 3-5.


Mother Goose Moments

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Bellevue Branch, Nashville

June 1 - August 24, 2015

Mother Goose Moments features songs, rhymes, and finger plays with babies birth through 2 years old and their caregivers.


Preschool Story Time

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

June 15 - August 24, 2015

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.


After School Book Club

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Old Hickory, Old Hickory

July 28 - August 25, 2015

A fun, informal discussion about today's hottest books and yesterday's classics.


Fourth Tuesday Book Discussion

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Inglewood Branch, Nashville

June 23 - August 25, 2015

An informal and friendly discussion based on the book of the month.

June | The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

July | I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for...more

The Page Turners Book Club

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Goodlettsville Branch, Goodlettsville

August 24 - August 25, 2015

The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan.


Great Books Reading and Discussion Program

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

June 2 - August 25, 2015

Every Tuesday. Explore the classics.


Salon@615: Dav Pilkey, Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

August 25, 2015

Dav Pilkey has written and illustrated numerous popular, award-winning books for children, including the Captain Underpants and Dumb Bunniesseries; Dog Breath, winner of...more

Studio NPL: Cypher

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

August 26, 2015

Teen poets, emcees, DJ's, spoken word artists, and producers meet to develop their work, share pieces, and collaborate on projects. Participating artists will have access to larger events and...more

East Adult Book Club

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

August 27, 2015

Enjoy lively discussion on this month's book pick. Call (615) 862-5860 for titles


Krayon Kids

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Bellevue Branch, Nashville

June 4 - August 27, 2015

Join Ms. Katie at the library for some crafty fun.


Green Hills Book Club

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Green Hills Branch, Nashville

June 25 - August 27, 2015

Every fourth Thursday. An informal discussion of the selection of the month. Visit the Green Hills information desk to pick up a copy of the book.


Poet's Corner Featuring Patricia Alice Albrecht

Presented by Scarritt Bennett Center at Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville

August 27, 2015

Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a free poetry reading by Patricia Alice Albrecht, best known for voicing Pizzazz on the internationally syndicated cartoon series, Jem & The Holograms....more

Lyrical Brew: An Evening of Local Poetry Hosted by Ciona Rouse w/ Constance Bynum, Liza Kawaller and Saran Thompson

Presented by Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt, Nashville

August 28, 2015

Join your host Ciona Rouse for a jam packed poetry event full of local and nationally known talent!  Lyrical Brew takes place the last Friday of each month at Barnes & Noble Vanderbilt....more

Music Madness Awards Gala & Fundraiser

Presented by Give A Little - Nashville at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

September 2, 2015

For several months, the online publication Give A Little - Nashville has sponsored a fan-voted contest designed to raise awareness and financial support for charities chosen by Nashville...more

Poet’s Corner Featuring Amy Wright

Presented by Scarritt Bennett Center at Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville

September 24, 2015

Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a free poetry reading by Amy Wright, author of four chapbooks and the forthcoming full-length poetry collection, Mudlick, the Nonfiction Editor of Zone 3 Press,...more

4th Annual Storytelling Festival

Presented by Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma at Standing Stone State Park, Hilham

September 26, 2015

Join in the fun at the 4th Annual Storytelling Festival at Standing Stone State Park on Saturday, September 26 from 10 am to 3 pm. Hear storytellers weave their magic of the spoken word...more

Ten×9 Nashville Storytelling

Presented by Douglas Corner Cafe at Douglas Corner Cafe, Nashville

June 29 - September 28, 2015

Ten×9 Nashville Storytelling, the first satellite of Belfast’s popular Ten×9 storytelling event, is a monthly community...more

The House That Music Built: A Night of Music and Storytelling

Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

October 4, 2015

We hope you'll join us for an evening of music and storytelling as the Nashville music community comes together to benefit Habitat for Humanity.


27th annual Southern Festival of Books

Presented by Humanities Tennessee at War Memorial Plaza and Nashville Public Library, Nashville

October 9 - October 11, 2015

A local treasure and a fixture of fall in the South; a star-studded literary lineup; a must-attend for millennials; a time-honored family tradition: the Southern Festival of Books will return to...more

Books to Get You Talking Nashville | Book Club

Presented by Books to Get You Talking Nashville at Bongo Java Nashville (Belmont), Nashville

August 19 - October 21, 2015

The Books to Get You Talking Nashville Book Club Meets at 7:30 PM on third Wednesday each month at Bongo Java on Belmont Blvd. Coming up:

August 19th, "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson...more

Poet’s Corner Featuring Ron Turner

Presented by Scarritt Bennett Center at Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville

October 22, 2015

Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a free poetry reading by Ron Turner. Turner’s work has appeared in On Fathers by H. Jackson Brown, and Southern Voices in Every Direction, edited by Margaret...more

Patriot Tour 2015 featuring Marcus Luttrell, Taya Kyle, Chad Fleming, David Goggins and special guest Pete Scobell

Presented by War Memorial Auditorium at War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville

October 23, 2015

For his 2015 Patriot Tour, Marcus Luttrell, Navy SEAL and author of Lone Survivor, Service and the inspiration behind the Hollywood Blockbuster Lone Survivor, brings his Patriot Tour to twenty...more

2015 Bell Witch Fall Festival

Presented by Community SPIRIT, Inc. at Bell School Grounds, Adams

September 27 - October 31, 2015

The Bell Witch Fall Festival is an annual fall event in Adams, Tennessee, celebrating the area and its colorful history. For 2015, two new lecture-type events have been added...more

“Made in Tennessee: Manufacturing Milestones,” an exhibit at the Granville Museum

Presented by Granville Museum, Inc. at Granville Museum, Granville

May 29 - November 1, 2015

GRANVILLE, Tenn. – The public now has an opportunity to visit “Made in Tennessee: Manufacturing Milestones,” an exhibit at the Granville Museum through November 1, 2015. It illustrates...more

Literary Award Gala

Presented by Nashville Public Library Foundation and Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

November 14, 2015

The Nashville Public Library Literary Award was established in 2004 to recognize distinguished authors and other individuals for their contributions to the world of books and reading....more

Poet’s Corner Featuring Rita Maggart & Angel Pontier

Presented by Scarritt Bennett Center at Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville

November 19, 2015

Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a free poetry reading by artist, photographer and author-illustrator, Rita Maggart and singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer, Angel Pontier.


Civil War Book Club 2015

Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

January 24 - December 19, 2015

Belle Meade Plantation Civil War Book Club – The meetings will start at 3:00pm on the dates listed below inside the Belle Meade Mansion. Please check in at the Visitor Center to get directions...more

Speak Easy: A Celebration of the Written and Spoken Word | Mike Daisey, Poetry Sucks!, and The Moth Mainstage

Presented by OZ at OZ Nashville, Nashville

May 4 - May 7, 2016

What was is now again! A well-honed skill in letterpress, creating vinyl LPs, knitting or storytelling is to be respected, but each has now returned to hip status. OZ Arts announces a new series...more

Shakespeare Allowed!

Presented by The Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

May 2, 2015 - May 5, 2018

THE BEST WAY TO READ SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS IS OUT LOUD AND WITH FRIENDS!
The Nashville Shakespeare Festival invites you to read every...more

Franklin on Foot "The Widow of the South" Tour

Presented by Franklin on Foot at Franklin on Foot, Franklin

Ongoing

The Widow of the South, written by long-time Franklin resident and Historic Carnton Plantation Association board member Robert Hicks, centers on the life of Carrie McGavock, the mistress of...more

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