Monthly Archives: March 2016

APRIL 9, 2016 POETRY IN THE BREW

Nashville’s Second Saturday Open Mic Poetry Reading

Located at

Portland Brew East
1921 Eastland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206

Sign-up at 5:30
Reading starts at 6:00

April’s feature poet is Jon Taylor, who is ceaseless in pleasing audiences with his incisive wit and linguistics. Christine Hall guest hosts.

April Feature Jon Taylor

jontaylorJon Taylor started out long ago by writing song lyrics, and his poems today demonstrate his roots as a lyricist. All his poems are in four movements like a standard song lyric, and many of them employ “hook lines,” as they are called on Music Row, in the same repetition patterns used since the Tin Pan Alley era. Jon is proud to be the featured reader at Poetry in the Brew for the poetry month of April.

April Guest Host Christine Hall

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Photo by: Rebecca Adler Photography Location: Carousel Ink

Christine Hall lives for the art. Her chosen forms include writing, performing, gardening, subtle rearranging of everyday objects in public spaces, parenting, editing, lucid dreaming, and helping organize events such as Poetry in the Brew.

On May 28th, Christine returns to Exit/In’s stage for The Cabaret Noir Collective presents: The Time Traveler’s Ball with special guest Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands. Like their page to keep up with the anachronistic antics leading up to the show.

 

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MARCH 12, 2016 WINDOWS AT THE BREW: SECOND ANNUAL REVIVAL

Special Event

WINDOWS AT THE BREW: SECOND ANNUAL REVIVAL
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Sign-up at 5:30
Reading starts at 6:00

Portland Brew East
1921 Eastland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206

poetryinapubFrom 1983 – 1993, on the first Thursday of each month, Charlie Fenton’s eclectic “Windows on the Cumberland” nightspot in the galleria on 2nd Avenue welcomed Nashville area poets to an open mic “Poetry in a Pub” experience. Started by Ruth Hairston and Larry Pacheco, the “Windows Scene” grew stronger and larger by the year, and influenced many area poets. In 1986, D. Phillip Caron and C Ra McGuirt were drafted as co-hosts of the monthly Windows show. They served honorably for 7 years, until gentrification closed the doors of the Windows to poetry in 1993. Now, 23 years later, Caron and Ra will once again reunite to co-host the second annual WINDOWS AT THE BREW, a celebration of Nashville poetry’s “Golden Decade” at Windows. We’ll be expecting many of the finest veteran voices of the Windows Era, and with no featured poet for this event, there will be plenty of time for everyone to read, just like the good old days. Come lend your best lines to this historical literary event!

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C Ra McGuirt and D. Phillip Caron, former co-hosts of Poetry in the Pub, reunite to co-host this month’s Windows at the Brew: Second Annual Revival open mic at Portland Brew East on Sat. Mar. 12th.

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