Author event with J. Courtney Sullivan at Parnassus Books – 6:30pm
J. Courtney Sullivan is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Commencement and Maine. Maine was named a Best Book of the Year by Time magazine, and a Washington Post Notable Book for 2011. Courtney’s writing has also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Chicago Tribune, New York magazine, Elle, Glamour, Allure, Men’s Vogue, and the New York Observer, among others. She is a contributor to the essay anthology The Secret Currency of Love and co-editor of Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
#YeahYA Harlequin Teen Author Fest 2013 at Books-A-Million – 6:30pm
Harlequin Teen authors are a tour of book stores. The tour offers titles from contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi, and romance and will feature the following writers:
- JULIE KAGAWA (author of Iron Fey & The Blood of Eden series)
- AIMÉE CARTER (author of The Goddess Test series)
- KAREN ANN HOPKINS (author of the Temptation series)
Open House: A Comedy Open Mic Night at The Mercy Lounge – 8pm, 21+
Open House is a comedy open mic for people who love comedy and openness. It will be a night of joy, tears and the occasional snort-laugh. So, come on down and watch some comedians tell funnies OR hop onstage and give it a try yourself. Hosted by Gary Fletcher.
8 off 8th at The Mercy Lounge – 9pm, 21+
Featuring Jordan Hull, Charlie, The Inscape, Kinship, Hello Walls, Bear in the Campsite, Timm and Farrah.
Let’s Talk books with Donna Nicely and Bill Ivey at Paranssus Books – 1:30pm
Please join moderator Donna Nicely and local author Bill Ivey for an afternoon of recommended reads
Nashville Civil War Lecture Series: Mark Brown presents The Homefront at the Belmont Mansion – 4:30pm
The Metropolitan Historical Commission and 16 state and local partners announce the Nashville Civil War Lecture Series and the release of a new Civil War history brochure. The lecture series will take place on the third Tuesday of the month, May through October, from 4:30pm to 6:00pm, at a new location each month, offering a unique opportunity to explore the stories of Civil War Nashville in some of the city’s most exquisite historic sites.
Patrick Sweany In-Store at Grimey’s – 6pm
From Grimey’s: “Our pal Patrick Sweany continues to make his mark on the music scene. His Piedmont picking style and Delta-influenced slide playing, along with his deep, smooth resonant voice grabbed the attention of Dan Auerbach, who produced 2 of Patrick’s 4 previous records. He’s toured with The Black Keys, The Gourds, The Wood Brothers, Wayne Hancock, Hot Tuna, Paul Thorn and more. His latest record, “Close To The Floor,” hits the streets July 16, 2013. It was recorded to 2″ tape in Nashville, TN and features contributions from Joe McMahan (Luella & The Sun, Allison Moorer, Webb Wilder), Ron Eoff (Cate Brothers, Levon Helm), Jon Radford (Luella, Justin Townes Earle, Lilly Hiatt), and Ryan Norris (Lambchop), among others. It’s his best yet and we’ve got Patrick Sweany performing a raucous live set in the record store on the day his new album is released!”