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A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Beth Waltemath

Unfixable Beauty

Ross Gay incites revolutionary thinking through sharing joy, fruit, and poetry  

In his latest book of essays, Inciting Joy, poet and professor Ross Gay explores 14 ways to find joy in difficult times like these (which is to say, always). Gay appears in conversation with Adam Ross at Nashville’s Parnassus Books on November 8.

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The Bread of Life

Tallu Schuyler Quinn reflects on the ingredients of a good life in her posthumous memoir

Tallu Schuyler Quinn, the late founder and executive director of The Nashville Food Project, prepares for death through examining the ingredients of a good life in her posthumous memoir, What We Wish Were True. An event to celebrate What We Wish Were True will be held at Harpeth Hall’s Frances Bond Davis Theater in Nashville on April 19.

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Made from Angels and Dirt

Becca Stevens on trauma, resilience, and divine love

In Practically Divine, social entrepreneur and Episcopal priest Becca Stevens explores how the wisdom of women opens a place for love to grow even in the aftermath of trauma.

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A Faith Observed

A posthumous collection of essays explores Rachel Held Evans’ spiritual vision

Bestselling author and self-described “religious overachiever” Rachel Held Evans describes a way of pursuing God that embraces uncertainty, vulnerability, and compassion in Wholehearted Faith, a posthumous collection of essays, co-authored by Jeff Chu.

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Portrait of an Activist

Street chaplain Lindsey Krinks finds her own voice through serving the voiceless

In Praying with Our Feet, Lindsey Krinks, founder of Open Table Nashville, a nationally acclaimed interfaith nonprofit, describes her journey of integrity and faith as she embraces a calling to street chaplaincy and a ministry of healing. Krinks will discuss the book at a virtual event hosted by The Porch in Nashville on March 15.

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Streams of Consciousness

Travel writer Jedidiah Jenkins trades in cross-continental treks to map a more personal terrain.

In Like Streams to the Ocean, travel writer and Instagram personality Jedidiah Jenkins turns his energetic gaze to the interior landscapes we map between childhood and death. Jenkins will appear at a virtual event hosted by Parnassus Books in Nashville on February 18.

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