Q1 2012 Issue!
We introduced our Q1 2012 issue of 2nd & Church at the 2011 Southern Festival of Books with a special four-page preview issue. Since March of this year, the full-blown issue has been avaialble for purchase and/or download. Click on the icon to the right of this screen to go to our publisher (Magcloud.com) and purchase a copy of it. Pieces include:
- Paige Crutcher interviews J.T. Ellison on the writing life, using Nashville as a setting in her fiction, researching her fiction, and much more.
- Director emeritus and current mentor at MTSU's The Writer's Loft, Charlotte Rains Dixon reflects upon her experiences with the Nashville writing life and offers a fresh point of view to local literary happenings.
- In "At Play-Developing Emerging Playwrights," Peggy Smith Duke explores opportunities for local playwrights, including the Ingram New Works Residency, sponsored by the Tennessee Repertory Theater.
- Gayle Edlin shares with us the dual life of technical writer by day, creative writer by night.
- In "An Interview with River Jordan: Clearstory and 107.1 WRFN-LP," J.T. Ellison takes us behind the scenes with River Jordan's locally-produced radio show, Clearstory.
- Alvin Knox presents two new poems. (Starting with the January 2012 issue, Alvin will take on the role of Poetry Editor with 2nd & Church!)
- David Pierce reviews River Jordan's latest book, Praying for Strangers.
- Gregory Plemmons presents a new piece of flash fiction: "Strawberries."
- Director emeritus and current mentor at MTSU's The Writer's Loft, Terry Price shares an excerpt from his novel-in-progress, An Angel's Share.
- Looking for just the right spot in Nashville to read and write? If so, then you'll love Suzanne Craig Robertson's piece, "Write Around Nashville: Find your voice in the park ... or at the bus station."
- Renaud Rousselot de Saint Céran reveals his experiences adjusting from a life in Paris, France to that of a Tennessee writer, writing in English for a local audience.
- In addition, our first issue contains stories on the local creative writing scene, including Nashville's Shakespeare in the Park, the Clarksville Writers' Conference, local gatherings of writers and poets, and much more!