Our Theatre Issue Takes Shape!
This is the phrase that begins a monologue from William Shakespeare's As You Like It. Nowhere in America is that phrase more true than in Music City, our home—here in Nashville, Tennessee. The obvious reasons need no explanation: music, of course. But many of us know another meaning-many of Nashville’s stages are full of hard working actors who show up at curtain time year after year, decade after decade. These include people like our Theatre issue’s In Depth interviewee, Denice Hicks, the artistic director of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival (NSF). Denice has been a driving theatrical force in “Music” city for over TWO DECADES. We are thrilled and honored to present her on the cover of 2nd & Church. Of course, she does not do it alone. MANY people in many ways come together to make the NSF work. Pictured here with Denice is the NSF Development Director Rickey Chick Marquardt. Click here to read all about the issue.
The Hemingway Issue Arrives/On Sale Now!
2nd & Church’s latest issue celebrates the life and work of Ernest Hemingway. For over three years, writer, author, and photographer Robert Burgess lived in Spain, where he met and photographed Ernest Hemingway. This work became the foundation and inspiration for his memoir, Hemingway's Paris & Pamplona: Then, And Now. Our special Hemingway issue contains Hemingway photos from Robert's private collection. Click the issue's link on the left-hand side of this screen or click HERE to see sample pages and learn all about the issue.
Important Note: The price of this issue INCLUDES sales tax AND shipping. Issues are printed as they are ordered, then shipped. If you choose the option that includes the PDF file, a link to that file is sent same day. If you use PayPal, you may use your PayPal account. If you do not, you will have the choice to use a credit card.
To Tuscany with Love, by Gail Mencini!
It’s July, and another wonderful year of reading is half over already! As I type these words, some of the new work that we’re sending out to the media includes words by Susan Vreeland, Peter Van Buren, Pat Morgan, Chris Katsaropoulos, Tracey Richardson, Charles Salzberg, Sallie Haws, and so many others! It’s a great time to be a book lover.
Reflecting back over the year, one novel that remains so vivid in my mind is To Tuscany with Love, by our own Gail Mencini! I remember how well her official book launch went. It was quite incredible. Held at The Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, Colorado, it featured amazing Tuscan-inspired food and desserts, wine, and Limoncello. It was beautiful. We’d like to share with you some images from that event. Enjoy, and I hope you’re having a great summer filled with interesting reading. (Click here to view the images.)
----- Julie Schoerke
The Sewanee Writers’ Conference Announces Public Literary Events
From July 22 through August 3, 2014, the University of the South will host the twenty-fifth annual session of the Sewanee Writers' Conference. The Conference will gather a distinguished faculty to provide instruction and criticism through workshops and craft lectures in fiction, poetry, and playwriting. Although workshops are limited to program participants, a wide collection of readings, panel discussions, and lectures are open to the public. These events will be held in the Cushman Room of the Bairnwick Women's Center on Mississippi Avenue, one block south of University Avenue, on the campus of Sewanee: The University of the South. Authors' books are available at the University Book & Supply Store. Click here for a complete schedule.
To read more about this event, check out our feature story (for free) on last year’s literary agent panel. On the right-hand side of this screen, click on the cover featuring the late John Egerton. Then click the red “Read Now” notice on the cover. It’s on page 64: Sewanee Bound: University of the South provides public access to Sewanee Writers’ Conference events.
MTSU Creative Writing Conference Returns!
MTSU Write, formerly known as The Writer's Loft, announces that its next creative writing conference will be Saturday, September 20 on the grounds of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Keynote speaker is Tony Earley, author of Jim the Boy, Blue Star, and the new Mr. Tall. Registration closes September 5, so don't delay.Learn more at: http://mtsu.edu/write/
Wanna Browse Any of Our Issues for Free?
Not sure if you want to subscribe to 2nd & Church? Want to preview it first? Maybe you don't have an iPad to download the free digital copy? Not to worry! There's another way to browse all of our issues online...for free...and you don't even have to register online; we know some people don't like doing that sort of thing. Click here for the six easy, free, safe steps.
- Award-winning author Roy Hoffman's new Come Landfall
- Nashville Author Releases New Paranormal Thriller Novel
- Paul D. Parsons discussed, signed copies of latest novel
- Together Again: Old Friends Howlin' through Nashville
- On February 25, Nashville Author J.T. Ellison will read and sign copies of her latest book, When Shadows Fall. 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Cool Springs, Brentwood, Tennessee.
- National Bestseller Author Lisa Wingate to Read in Nashville
- Publisher's Weekly Declares Mims: Solid Debut: Hiding Gladys is the first installment of the Cleo Cooper Mystery Series